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    The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy?

    Hey guys i need a little help... im gonna buy The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Book Set as a prezzie for a friend the problem is i cant find the book set i can only find the books sold on their own.. just wondering if u knew where i could buy the book set...
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    Try amazon

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    Yup, try Amazon - they have an omnibus titled "The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy", which would be better than a set of books IMO. Atleast, that's what I've got.
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    Set of books is nice for a collection (I've got copies of the first three dating back to the 80s, and love them), but the omnibus is much more practical.

    Anyway, good choice, great books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Set of books is nice for a collection (I've got copies of the first three dating back to the 80s, and love them), but the omnibus is much more practical.

    Anyway, good choice, great books.
    They arent for me lol.... My friends bday is coming up and i dint know what to get him then i decided to get him this.. if he doesnt like them im sure i wont mind reading them lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    They arent for me lol.... My friends bday is coming up and i dint know what to get him then i decided to get him this.. if he doesnt like them im sure i wont mind reading them lol
    Ahh well, if he doesn't like them he's got no sense of humour.

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    I was in Borders the other day, they had a copy of the 4 part trilogy, but not all 5 parts.... however they did sell all 5 parts seperatly, all printed in the same format (so it looks all pretty and neat on your bookshelf )
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Ahh well, if he doesn't like them he's got no sense of humour.
    Lol ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr
    4 part trilogy

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    It is indeed steds - part of the Adams humour
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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    The dust jacket on Mostly Harmless said "The fifth part in the increasingly inaccurately named Hitch-hikers Guide To The Galaxy Trilogy".

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    It's a little-known fact that the total number of letters in the five books added together total 3111696 - and that is 42 raised to the power 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    It's a little-known fact that the total number of letters in the five books added together total 3111696 - and that is 42 raised to the power 4.
    Spectacular coincidence or a blatant fib?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Spectacular coincidence or a blatant fib?
    No, the absolute truth.

    3111696 is definitely 42 raised to the power 4 - try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    No, the absolute truth.

    3111696 is definitely 42 raised to the power 4 - try it.
    Wasn't doubting your mathematical prowess! I just meant that it seems unlikely Adams did it deliberately.

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