Sunday, 19 January 2014

Book Review: The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
- Douglas Adams

Pub. Date- 2009 Publisher- Pan Books Pages- 199  
Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy(1) Genre- Science Fiction Rating- 5 Stars

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)

"Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have") and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox--the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years."

I'd heard a lot about The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by the time I picked it up, be it random quotes that never quiet made sense, or people telling this is a amazing book that will make me laugh continuously. This is the type of book that you have to set into with the right mind frame, be prepaid for things to not fully make sense the first time through.

This book is very British with satirical and concise humour spread throughout, there were the jokes that have been scattered around the internet for years that made this book feel like a much loved friend with a personality all its own. Douglas Adams must of been mad to write this yet it makes him amazing. I know now I will be a fan for life.

For such a short book you'll never feel like you missing anything, its such a fast paced narrative that some times I had to go back and reread just to figure out what was really going on.  The characters are what makes this book, the plot is second to them. There are a lot of social comments throughout the book that is very humourous without feeling like your being bogged down by it. 

All in all i enjoyed this book it was a fun read but can feel like it ends suddenly if you don't carry on with the second book. But that's understandable as they parts of a whole instead of different books in a series.

Will you add this to your tbr? Or have you already read it?


  1. Read it twice :D
    Love this series!!!

    1. I'm waiting for the second one to be ship to me!
      I'm so excited to read the rest of them.

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  3. I've been contemplating whether or not to read this you think I'd enjoy it?


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