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    For the month of September we will be reading "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", and by popular demand all five books in the "trilogy".

    You can get either:
    The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (#1-#5)
    Barnes & Nobles| N/A for Audible |Amazon

    Or buy them individually:

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
    Barnes & Noble | Audible | Amazon

    The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide, #2)
    Barnes & Noble | Audible | Amazon

    Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide, #3)
    Barnes & Noble | Audible | Amazon

    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide, #4)
    Barnes & Noble | Audible | Amazon

    Mostly Harmless (Hitchhiker's Guide, #5)
    Barnes & Noble | Audible | Amazon

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    Feel free to also check them out at your local library, go to a local book store to purchase them, or borrow them with permission from a friend of family member.

    You do not have to read all five books if you do not have the time or patience to do so. Read as much as you are able to read, and add to the discussion for what you have read so far.

    This is the discussion for any of the five books. If you want to participate please just post down below once you've read some of the book. Please make sure to abide by the rules for the forum.

    Happy reading!
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    Did anyone else get a sense of nihilism from the book(s)? As fun as the series is, I come away from it feeling rather depressed. I mean, it is fun and healthy to be able to see the ridiculous in things we take for granted as normal, but what does Douglas Adams find to be worthwhile or beautiful? Comparing it to A Song of Ice and Fire might seem unfair, but for all I hear about George R.R. Martin being nihilistic and trolling his readers, you really do get a sense that he sees things worth saving and worth fighting for in Westeros (it’s just that it never gets saved and those fighting the good cause seemingly invariably lose); but in Hitchhiker’s, I feel like Adams feels like everything is meaningless.
    Last edited by John Blackham; 09-18-2013 at 06:42 AM. Reason: expounding

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    if you have read them all more than once, you realize that marvin was meant to live that long and affect exactly what he did exactly when he did. Look, don't let the metalman depress you; he lived a good long several billion years, and the last thing he saw was god's apology...think about that...also, arthur found fenchurch. he thought he couldn't love and would never see home again, and he said goodbye to earth...it was awesome. there is a clear sense of beauty in Adam's work

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