Book: Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams

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Mostly Harmless

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Author: Douglas Adams

Genre: Science Fiction / Humor

Publishing Year: 1992

Language: English / Original Language: English

Original Title: Mostly Harmless

Saga: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (book 5 of 6)


Adams is back with the amazing, unprecedented, logic-defying, but-why-stop-now fifth novel in the Hitchhiker Trilogy. Here is the epic story of Random, the daughter of Arthur Dent, who has grown up on a remote world at the edge of the universe and now sets out on a transgalactic quest to find the planet of her ancestors...

It's easy to get disheartened when your planet has been blown up, the woman you love has vanished in a misundertanding about space/time, the spaceship you are crashes on a remote and Bob-fearing planet and all you have to fall back on are a few simple sandwich-making skills. However, instead of being disheartened, Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life a bit and, immediately, all hell breaks loose.

Hell takes a number of forms: there is the usual Ford Prefect form of hell, fresh hell in the form of an all new version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and a totally unexpected hell in the form of a teenage girl who startles Arthur Dent by being his daughter when he didn't even know he had one.

Can Arthur save the Earth from total multi-dimensional obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter from herself?

Of course not. He never even works out what is going on, exactly. Will you?

This book is the first part of the now legendary Hitchhiker's Trilogy that includes:

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
  • Life, the Universe and Everything
  • So Long and Thanks for All the Fish
  • Mostly Harmless

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