Sore thumbs, March 11, 2005
Reviewer: Amanda Richards (Georgetown, Guyana)
This is my third hitchhiking trip, and although my thumb is getting sore, I have no choice but to keep on truckin'.
Coming from the larger part of the world, where "krikkit" is a national obsession, I found this one particularly clever, even though the aficionados will shudder at the abuse of the hallowed ashes.
Always willing to throw a stinging barb here and there, I also loved the immortal Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged, who is on a quest to personally insult every individual being in the Universe - in alphabetical order.
Add in the flying lessons, the many-times-reincarnated Agrajag (not an Arthur Dent fan by any means), and of course my favorite robot Marvin, and you have an easy reading fun hike across the galaxy, with less of the sci-fi stuff, and more of the humor.
There's less Zaphod Beeblebrox than usual, but as he spends most of this story in a drunken stupor while Trillian flirts with the God of Thunder, we won't bother him at this particular time.
Sticking my sore thumb out now for the next adventure in hitchhiking - see you there!
For fans of Douglas Adams, this is a great book. I'm not a big fan of his and personally, I thought of all the Hitchhiker books, this was by far the worst. The story is just not coherent enough for my tastes.
A good, though sometimes confusing at times, book with witty humor. Fits well into the series and we continue to watch the main characters on their strange journey through space.