I thought that this book was amusing, but even though Ive read that others compare it to Terry Pratchetts humor, I cant say that it was as enjoyable. It definitely has the dry humor that is fun, but its not on my greatest list of reads. However, it is interesting enough for me to continue reading the series because I did like the movie. I guess I was just expecting the book to be a lot better than the film was.
I gave this book five stars. Just kidding! Check this out! If you take Spaceballs, Monsters versus Aliens, Player Piano, and Catch 22, throw them into a blender and purée, you might just end up with this book. This wacky look at intergalactic space travel, zany situations, and preposterous characters permeates the ephemeral, volatile fabric of this convoluted, sometimes witty, often disjointed fabrication. Still its mostly harmless. Like the guy who fell asleep in class and was prodded by his neighbor with the answer to the teachers question about transendentalism; who jumped up and yelled 42; youll discover the answer to life, the universe and everything.
The improbability that someone would write this book is two to the power twenty-five thousand to one against and falling.
The improbability that someone would publish it is two to the power fifty thousand to one against and falling.
The improbability that someone would buy it is two to the power seventy-five thousand to one against and falling.
The improbability that someone would actually read it is two to the power one hundred thousand to one against and falling.
The improbability that a reviewer would place it on a must read list is two to the power of infinity minus one to one against and falling.
Anita C. reviewed The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on
This full cast audio drama of Douglas Adams's Hitch Hiker's Guide is hilarious. Hear the story of Arthur Dent and his cosmic misadventures. I was disappointed by the movie, but this book on tape kept me amused for approximately 6 hours.
THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE is on my short list of forvite, all time, quick read books. It's hilarious, entertaining and OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! It will reveal to you secretes of the universe. Readers beware - this is the first book in the 4 book trilogy, make sure to read it first.