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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
It is a long time since I read it but it changed my outlook on life !! "The interconnectedness of all things" is now a key phrase for me....
Doctor Who: Shada
The Fourth Doctor and his companions Romana and K-9 visit an old friend and stumble on a nefarious plot. The Time Lord known only as the Doctor brings his traveling companions Romana and K-9 to Cambridge University in order to visit an old friend, Professor Chronotis. Unfortunately for the Doctor, and Chronotis, an alien menace known as Skagra is looking for something in the Professor's possession: a book called The Worshipful and Ancient Laws of Gallif...
Life, The Universe And Everything
The unhappy inhabitants of the planet, Krikkit, are sick of looking at the same night sky every night, so the decide to destroy it. In other words, they intend to destroy the galaxy. Only five individuals stand in between the white killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation. They are Aurther Dent, a space and time hitchhiker, who happens to be the second to last earthling alive, who also tries to learn how to fly by throwing himself...
Mostly Harmless
The final installment in the Hitchhickers guide to the Galaxy. Athur Dent, stranded on a primitive planet, has adjusted somewhat to his situtation and has become a successful sandwichmaker. Everything seems to be going fine until a girl named Random arrives and tells him he's her father. Arthur tries to fit into the role of being a father, but Random is a cranky, willful teenager with a nasty identity crisis and things don't go exactly as planned. Me...

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So Long and Thanks for All the Fish
This book is Arthur living on Earth and falling in love with the girl who knew THE QUESTION but now can't remember it. This is the worst book in the seris but still a good read and would leave many confused for MOSTLY HARMLESS if not read. ...
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Narrowly escaping the destruction of the earth to make way for an intergalatic freeway, hitchhikers Arthur Dent (Earthling Idiot) and Ford Prefect (Writer for the Guide) go on a crazy journey across time and space. They are read bad poetry which is considered terrible torture, and they are almost sucked out an air lock into space. After almost being killed many times, and narrowly escaping at the end of each chapter, they join forces with Zaphod Beeblebr...
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
Holistic Detective Dirk Gently is back working on another mystery. An airport is destroyed and people get changed into vending machines when Thor gets pissed off by a ticket agent and goes ballistic. Thor befriends a young woman who was nearly killed in the airport fiasco and we learn that he's not the same god he used to be. Dirk's going to have to do some awesome detective work to figure out what's going on....
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
More zany adventures with a wonderful cast of characters: Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Zaphod Beeblebrox, Marvin the manically depressed robot, and more. With the stolen ship 'The Heart of Gold' the team seeks out 'the man that rules the universe' and the question that matches the answer to the meaning of the life, the universe and everything - which is 42 by the way....


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