By Peter Gill
Within the Hitchhiker's consultant to the Galaxy, writer Douglas Adams famously proposed that the reply to the query "What is the that means of Life?" used to be the quantity forty two. Why that quantity? through the years, many theories were recommend, yet Adams steadfastly refused to explain. It has taken a devoted fan and investigator, Peter Gill, ten years to set up simply why forty two is the reply. during this brilliantly special, maniacally meticulous and hilariously offbeat volume,Gill supplies us an entire diversity of explanation why forty two rather is the answer.
On web page forty two of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry discovers he's a wizard.
Adolf Hitler grew to become vegetarian on the age of 42.
Elvis Presley choked on his hamburger on the age of 42.
Washington is the forty second State.
Channel forty two within the Stanley resort in Colorado, the place Stephen King stayed sooner than writing The Shining, exhibits Kubrick's movie of the booklet in a single continuous loop.
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42: Douglas Adams' Amazingly Accurate Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything by Peter Gill