It’s rather fitting that this is going up on a Thursday, don’t you think?
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
By Douglas Adams
Classic Science Fiction with a Zany Voice
Hardback, 215 pages
Published by Crown
Released August 3, 2004 (25th Anniversary Edition)
Arthur Dent’s life has gotten rather stressful, first he wakes up to find his home is being demolished, and worse, his friend Ford Perfect facilitates the debacle only to inform him the world is ending before whisking him in to outer space and informing Aurther he’s an alien. Not only that, but he’s a write for the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and the two of them are on a ship controlled by a race that does not like hitchhikers at all.
I’ll admit, it took me an embarrassingly long time to get around to reading this. Overall it’s a very interesting book and I do enjoy the rather slapdash feeling the plot gives, but the ending is so odd, it’s hard for me to know exactly how I feel about the book.
There were several points of author interjection that I didn’t’ see the need for, and several plot points that seemed to sprout from nowhere and vanish just as quickly.
I don’t think I was underwhelmed… I think I was just waiting for more? Perhaps I’ll have to read the rest of the series to find that complete satisfaction.
Buy, Borrow, or Brush Past:
Definitely borrow this one, after all, the classics help us understand how modern literature is going to shape up.