Book Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

386162.jpgThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has been on my TBR list forever! It popped up in Ready Player One and in The Big Bang Theory. This has also been a favorite book of many of my friends. I received this copy in a book swap I did with Rose at Finding Land.

Ford Prefect has been stuck on Earth for 15 years. Only through one of his devices does Ford find out that today is the day of doom.

Ford is desperate to tell someone, so he takes his neighbor Arthur Dent to the pub. Ford then proceeds to tell Dent that he is not from earth, but actually from a planet called Beetlejuice a few lightyears away. Dent of course is speechless and refuses to believe it. But the day of doom is happening very fast.

A spaceship appears above the planet announcing that is will be destroyed. The people start to panic and try to communicate with the ship. But the announcement has been in space for 50 years, oblivious to the humans on Earth.

With only a short amount of time, Ford manages to get himself and Dent off the Earth and into the spaceship. While Dent is trying to recover from the travel, Ford does his best to explain everything. Ford has been tasked to update the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a massive compilation of space hitchhiking. This book contains information, tips, guidance, and warnings about all areas of space.

Ford and Dent embark on a fun and dangerous adventure across the universe, making friends along the way.

This book was so much fun and I can’t believe I have not read it yet. After this, I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams receives 4 stars.



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