All have asked the question that has kept philosophers busy for years: What is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything? This is what Douglas Adams book Life, the Universe, and Everything. The book follows our good friends the earthling Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, the two headed three armed former president of the universe Zaphod Beeblebronx, and Trillian, Zaphod's extremely attractive assistant, on yet another galactic quest for humor, as they try to discover the meaning (and in fact even the actual question) to this all important question.
Arthur learns about more wonders of the history of the universe such as the existence of a super computer called Deep Thought, which was meant to find the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. This computer took hundreds of years to figure out what the answer to the ultimate question but when the relatives of the ancient scientist that started the project found out the answer it made no sense to them. They were instructed by Deep Though to build a bigger computer exactly to Deep Thought's specifications and that computer would figure out what the ultimate question was in the first place then the answer would make sense. This is the real function of the earth; a gigantic computer meant to discover what is the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. Unfortunately years earlier the Earth was demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Making the search now for the sole survivor, the one last earthling in the universe, Arthur Dent.
This is a hilarious book and any fan of The Hitchhikers guide and The restaurant at the end of the universe will love the third installment of this wonderful series. The more you read the more your sucked into this insanely imaginative and outright odd universe.