Book Review: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

 
     
 

Book Review: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

The HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Movie"Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.
Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea..."
(from the first line)

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY is not just a book--it's a phenomenon. It's based on a BBC radio series that also spawned four other books, a TV series, a 2005 film, a text-based computer adventure game, and a website.

As the story begins, Arthur Dent is having a bad day. First, the town council knocked his house down to build a local bypass. Then a fleet of alien spaceships blew up his planet to make way for an intergalactic bypass.

Can things get any worse? Possibly. Having been rescued from the Earth's destruction by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor, Arthur embarks upon a hectic, hysterically funny adventure that includes torturously bad poetry, a depressed robot, the two-headed President of the Galaxy (currently on the lam), and the legendary planet-building planet of Magrathea.

Arthur's only consolation is the wise advice printed on the cover of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: "Don't Panic."

HITCHHIKER'S has developed a cult classic status that extends beyond Science-Fiction fans, and people enjoy swapping quotes from it in much the same way that they exchange quotes from Monty Python.

Although there is an extensive crop of British writers who write humorous fantasy in much the same vein, such as Terry Pratchett and Tom Holt, no one has quite been able to make the splash in satirical SF that Adams has.

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more Douglas Adams' Books:

The Hitchhiker's "trilogy" includes five books:

The Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Life, the Universe and Everything So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish Mostly Harmless

His other books:
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul (Dirk Gently's... second part)
The Deeper Meaning of Liff (with John Lloyd)
Last Chance to See (with Mark Carwardine)
Books about Douglas Adams:
Don't Panic: Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy HC - Updated Ed.


 

 

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