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Life, The Universe And Everything by Douglas Adams is the thrid book in the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy trilogy which consists of 6 books. Arthur Dent is in the pre-historic earth leaving in cave since last five years.One day suddenly Ford Perfect re-appears, with the sofa that just so happens to be going their way. So they both sit on the Sofa and re-appears in the modern time, at lords cricket stadium where match between England and Australia is going on, just two days before the Demolition of Earth By VOGONS.
There they meet there old friend Slartibartfast, who came to lord for stoping the White Robots from stealing the Ashes, the Robots are from the Planet called Krikkit. These Robots are out for the mission, mission to collect the very important artifacts from around the universe to release there masters.
Slartibartfast explains Arthur and Ford about the people of Krikkit : The people of the krikkit planet were happy without knowing the rest of the universe due to the dust cloud that surrounded its solar system. One day they surprised to see the spacecraft on their planet, by Reverse engineering the space craft, they explored past the dust cloud and saw the rest of the Universe, So they started to dislike it, so decided to destroy the whole universe, so they built the robots and started the legendary war know in galaxy as Krikkit Wars, but they defeated. So the rest of the universe decided to put the Krikkit planet in Slo-Time envelope, allowing Krikkit to survive long after the rest of the universe has ended. So the Wikkit Gate was the key to the envelop, So some of the Robots which escaped from Slo-Time envelop are now searching for Wikkit Gate key to release there masters and destroy whole universe.
In a party, Arthur meets Zapod, Trillian and Marvin, and Slartibartfast tells them that, they are the only hope, they can only rescue universe from Krikkits.
1. Can they save the universe in time?
2. Can Arthur and Ford finds the Ultimate question for the Ultimate Answer for Life, The Universe And Everything?
3. Can the find, why people of Krikkit want to destroy the universe ?
4. Who is behind all this ?
The writing style was just superb, Life, The Universe And Everything is slightly different from other two books, and highly entertaining and funny. Everything flows together, you just love the characters in the book.
I give it : 4.5/5.
This is the story of Arthur Dent and his alien friend Ford Perfect. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is the legend in the sci-fi category. The book is written by Douglas Adams. The book follows the adventures of Arthur Dent and his alien friend Ford Perfect in six parts. Originally Douglas Adams has written only 5 Novels, 6th “And Another Thing” Novel in this series is released recently which written by Eoin Colfer.
The book begins on Thursday morning when Arthur Dent goes to bathroom for shaving, he sees a yellow bulldozer in front of his, when go out and inquires about bulldozer, they tell him that, they came to demolish his house for building the by pass.
Arthur Dent’s friend Ford Perfect is an alien from a small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse and also a research of the book Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Ford rescues Arthur Dent before the seconds of earth’s demolition. The rescued by the spaceship of Vogons.
This what Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy tells about VOGONS :
“Vogon Constructor Fleets. Here is what to do if you want to get a lift from a Vogon: forget it. They are one of the most unpleasant races in the Galaxy, not actually evil, but bad tempered, bureaucratic, ficious and callous. They wouldn’t even lift a anger to save their own grandmothers from the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal without orders signed in triplicate,sent in, sent back, queried, lost, found, subjected to public inquiry, lost again,and finally buried in soft peat and recycled.The best way to get a drink out of a Vogon is to stick your finger down
his throat, and the best way to irritate him is to feed his grandmother to the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal.On no account allow a Vogon to read poetry at you.”
So they are thrown out by VOGON ship, and they dramatically picked up by another ship named ” Heart Of Gold “, there they meet President of Galaxy : Zaphod Beeblebrox, who is Ford’s semi-cousin and the Galactic President. They visit the legendary planet Magrathea, where Aurthur meets person named Slartibartfast, who tells him about the history of Magrathea : Once the people of Magrathea fed up with question like ” Who they are “, ” why the universe exists “, “who created the universe” etc, So they decided to build the Super Computer which can answer these question, super computer of size of small city. They built a Super Computer, named it ” Deep Thought ” .
Two Programmer asked the computer to give ” Ultimate Answer for Life,Universe and Everything”, computer tell them, it require 7 and Half million years. So after 7.5 M years computer reveals answer ” Ultimate Answer for Life,Universe and Everthing” is 42.
Deep Thought tells that another computer, more powerful than itself would be made and designed by it to calculate the question for the ultimate answer.
Then deep thought builds a computer, often mistaken for a planet because of its size and use of biological components as the operational parameters , was the Earth, and was destroyed by Vogons to make way for a hyperspatial express route, five minutes before the conclusion of its 10-million-year program for finding the question for ultimate answer 42.
So Magrathean thought that Arthur mind can reveal the answer, because his mind has the last clue and he is the only person survived minutes before Earth demolition and he is the Operational Parameter of Super Super Computer Earth.
Rest of the story follows how Arthur tries to find the answer for the question and also knows lots of things about universe with the help of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
I am sure , if you read one book, you are going to want to read all.
This novel must be read to be appreciated. Every characters in this novel are good:-
- Arthur Dent, who basically has no idea what is going on around him, just wondering why they destroyed the earth.
- Ford Prefect, Arthur’s friend from some where in the vicinity of Betelgeuse.
- Zaphod Beeblebrox Galactic persident who stole Heart Of Gold,He don’t know why he stole it, with his two heads, three arms.
- Trillian the lovely Earth girl who flies the Heart of Gold.
- Slartibartfast the planet builder who built Earth according to blue print of Deep Thought.
- Marvin a depressed robot.
- The irratating ships Computer.
- The Vogons, who doesn’t care who you are.
Overall, this is a book is highly entertaining and must read.
I give it : 5/5.