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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.
Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have") and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox--the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years. 
Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don't forget to bring a towel!
"[A] WHIMSICAL ODYSSEY...Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy."
--Publishers Weekly

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  • Vivian G.

    Enjoyed meeting everyone

    2 · March 25, 2014

  • Jeanne Eiseman T.

    Good conversation as always!

    2 · March 22, 2014

  • Gloria J

    The book was ok

    2 · March 21, 2014

  • Heidi W

    Ugh...I wish my brain worked. I'm going to have to miss it after all. My daughter is coming home from California and we will be in Traverse City.

    February 23, 2014

    • Cathy

      oh we'll miss ya! have fun

      March 17, 2014

    • Heidi W

      Thanks Cathy!

      March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be unable to go due to class. Sorry! I was really looking forward to it! Next time....

    March 1, 2014

    • Cathy

      maybe next month!!

      March 17, 2014

  • Heidi W

    Looking forward to seeing everyone again. Not sure I'll be reading the book. lol. I've tried twice in the past. Although you know what they say...third time's the charm. :)

    February 23, 2014

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