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Books LikeThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Books like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Enjoyed The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Here are 9 books that you may like if you liked The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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The Eyre Affair
A Thursday Next Novel
Thursday Next Series
Jasper Fforde - 2003-02-25 (first published in 2001)
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In a Britain where time travel is routine and literature is taken very seriously, Thursday Next, a renowned literary detective, enters the pages of Jane Eyre to rescue the beloved character from literary homicide. With deceptive interlopers and tricky business afoot, can Thursday save Jane and Bronte's masterpiece? The Eyre Affair is a suspenseful and outlandish caper that introduces readers to the unique and imaginative fictional universe of the author.
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Neverwhere Illustrated Edition
Neil Gaiman - 2003-09-02 (first published in 1996)
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Explore the mysterious underworld of London filled with saints, monsters, angels, and more, in this illustrated edition of a timeless classic. Follow Richard Mayhew as he discovers a hidden world beneath the city, after a single act of kindness leads him down a path unlike any other. Prepare to be enchanted and unnerved in equal measure with Neverwhere.
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To Say Nothing of the Dog
Connie Willis - 1998-12-01 (first published in 1997)
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This time-traveling novel takes readers on a delightful journey to Victorian England. As a history student in modern-day Oxford, Ned Henry is exhausted from too many jumps back to 1940. He embarks on a seemingly relaxing vacation to the past, but things quickly become complicated, including missing cats, recalcitrant rowboats, and love at first sight. With humorous nods to Three Men in a Boat, this romantic comedy from an award-winning author is a must-read.
Recommended by
Susan J. Fowler
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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Douglas Adams - 2002-01-01 (first published in 1987)
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In this wildly inventive novel of ghosts and time travel, quirky private investigator Dirk Gently stumbles upon a million-year-old ghost who is desperate to prevent its own death. Saving the ghost could change the modern world as we know it, and not in a good way! With infectious prose style, Douglas Adams takes readers on a journey to solve the mysteries of the universe and the human soul. Get ready for a mind-bending adventure!
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Guards! Guards!
Discworld Series
Terry Pratchett - 2001-08-01 (first published in 1989)
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Get ready to embark on a fantastical adventure through the world of Discworld in this eighth installment. Dragons, not dead but dormant, occupy a unique space that's tightly packed together. Follow along as the story unfolds and discover the key to unlock their potential, forever changing the course of history. Guards! Guards! will take you on a journey that will leave you mesmerized and eager for more!
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Talia Lavin
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Good Omens
The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (Cover may vary)
Neil Gaiman - 2006-11-28 (first published in 1990)
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Get ready for the end of the world in this witty tale of Armageddon. When the apocalypse is predicted to arrive next Saturday, an angel and a demon must team up to prevent it, all while searching for the misplaced Antichrist. With a blend of humor and satire, this book will keep you entertained until the very end.
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Cat's Cradle
A Novel
Kurt Vonnegut - 1999-01-01 (first published in 1963)
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A darkly humorous and biting tale of global destruction, this cult classic explores the dangerous legacy of Dr. Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding fathers of the atomic bomb. Hoenikker's invention, "ice-nine," has the power to freeze the entire planet and the search for it leads to madness, a Caribbean dictator, and ultimately, the end of the world. With biting sarcasm and sharp wit, this novel explores humanity's deepest fears and the consequences of our actions.
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The Color of Magic
Discworld Series
Terry Pratchett - 2005-09-13 (first published in 1983)
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Embark on an irreverent and wickedly eccentric adventure through the legendary land of Discworld with Terry Pratchett's The Color of Magic. Follow the naïve tourist Twoflower and his wizard guide, Rincewind, on a journey filled with explosive twists and turns. From inept wizards to dragons that only exist if you believe in them, this book is a humorous, satirical take on the fantasy genre. Take a trip to the edge of the planet and explore a world supported by a giant, unknown turtle. Perfect for fans of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.
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Bill, The Galactic Hero
Harry Harrison - 2004-07-01 (first published in 1965)
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Follow Bill, a Technical Fertilizer Operator with a love for Inga-Maria Calyphigia's curves, as he's shanghaied by a recruiting robot and thrown into deep space. It's all to defend the Empire from the enemy Chingers, but Bill's only concerned with his career and love-life. Hang on tight for a wild ride with Bill, The Galactic Hero.