Monday, May 23, 2016

Book Review: "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams

I would love it if anyone could explain to me why I haven't read this before now, because I don't understand how I missed this.  I mean, sure - I'd heard about it, I knew that it was well liked by many, but why did that not translate into "read this now"?  Somehow, I'll manage to forgive myself I suppose, but honestly...  don't let this happen to you.

Arthur Dent is kind of a nobody, miserable sort of guy living in England.  Then the most remarkable thing happens - his friend, Ford Prefect rescues him from the total destruction of the Earth.  (The Earth had to be destroyed because it was in the way of the new galactic freeway.)  Ford is really working on revising The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy when he accidentally got stuck on Earth.  So there they are, hitchhiking their way across the galaxy and they land themselves right in the middle of the biggest question of all about life, the universe and everything - or at least figuring out what the question is since the answer is already known.

Does this make any sense?  Not really, I know.  That is why you need to read it!  It is so much fun!  You'll meet incredible characters (I love Marvin the depressed robot) and you'll never look at mice the same way again.  Thumbs up!

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams
Del Rey, 2009.  First published 1979.
193 pages
Source:  Purchased New



Jean said...

Oh wow! Congratulations on reading this fantastic book. :D Now your life is better!

Hobby Buku said...

It's on my (very long awaits) reading list too, and somehow I push it aside, reading another book instead (^_^) Is it really good and worth to read it ? (As soon as possible ?)

Andi said...

This is one of those books I've meant to get around to for YEARS! Glad to know you enjoyed it!

looloolooweez said...

Oh, I'm so glad you finally got a chance to read this, & that you liked it. It's such a silly romp with those genius flashes of insight that keep it from becoming 100% slapstick. And you read it just in time for Towel Day, haha!

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