Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Title: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Author: Douglas Adams

Published: London : Pan, 1979

Pages: 158

Series: Book 1, Hitchhiker's Trilogy

Snippet: "In the beginning the universe was created. This angered many and was widely considered to be a bad move." 

Summary: Arthur Dent has just been told that Earth will be demolished in 12 minutes to make way for a new hyper-space bypass. Armed with his dressing gown and towel, carrying the mysterious and indispensable Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, he must venture forth for the first time in his life, accompanied by Ford Prefect. (Taken from Christchurch City Libraries Website)

Review: An old book but it's actually really good.  Basically at this point I would say that if you haven't read this book by now then you should because really it is amazing.

I'd seen the movie before and loved it and well I loved the book even more.  It was so funny.  There were so many parts that had me laughing out loud.  I think if you're a fan of nonsensical humour then you'll find this book amusing.

The characters were interesting, to be honest there wasn't too much in the way of character development and developing relationships but that didn't bother me too much.

I think that the best part of the book is that there are so many great quotes that make things so much more memorable and enjoyable.

There's not a lot else I can say about the first book in the trilogy of five parts other than if you like science fiction and comedy then this book is perfect. The next book in the series is The Restaurant at the End of the Universe and I'll definitely be reading it at some point.  Don't miss!

Source: Own book


  1. Best science fiction trilogy starring Arthur Dent ever...LOL!! Seriously, this is one of my very favorites of all time. I think I've read the entire thing 4 or 5 times.

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