Saturday, December 25, 2010

Life, The Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

Title: Life, the Universe, and Everything

Author: Douglas Adams

Published: Del Rey, 1995

Pages: 232

Series: Book 3, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

First Line: "The regular early morning yell of horror was the sound of Arthur Dent waking up and suddenly remembering where he was."

Summary: Join Arthur Dent, earthling, "jerk", kneebiter and time-traveler; sexy space cadet Trillian; mad alien Ford Prefect; unflappable Slartibartfast; two-headed, three-armed ex-head Honcho of the Universe Zaphod Beeblebrox... and learn to fly. Is it the end? With Douglas Adams it's always up in the air!  (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: Being the third book in the series I expected more absurdity and hilarity as the other two books had and I was not wrong.

The return of all the old characters I know and love were there and they were all pretty great.  There was also a character I didn’t even remember but whose name seems familiar.

While I did enjoy Life, the Universe and Everything I didn’t think it was the best book in the series.  I did get a few laughs out of this book though.  I also enjoyed the story line because it was different to most of the books that I read usually.

One thing I find a bit odd was this book seemed to have more swearing in it than any of the others and while I’m not usually one to be concerned about swearing in books, I thought it was just put there unnecessarily.  It just didn’t really fit to the whole mood of the book.

I think if you’re a fan of science fiction and looking for something a little different, especially when it comes to humour, then this and the rest of the books in the series would definitely suit you.

Source: Own book

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