Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams

I am not sure if you have ever watched the movie based off of this book, but if you have please dispel it from your mind. Although both the movie and the book are brilliant, and somewhat similar, they do take slightly different directions.
First off, I must say that I was greatly entertained in which the way Douglas Adams wrote his book. It is all very nonsensical, yet sophisticatedly practical if you took a moment to make sense of it all. The things that he comes up with astound me and leave me giggling as well as wanting more. The sheer brilliance of it all!
The basic plot of this book is about a poor chap, Arthur Dent, whose house is about to get knocked to the ground. This is soon to be the least of his worries as he finds out his best friend is an alien and informs him the earth is about to be demolished.
The plot thickens when they are taken aboard another spacecraft and meet some old friends. One of them being the odd, yet charming Zaphod Beeblebrox, who for some unknown reason is on a mission to do something he honestly has no clue about.
This fast paced interestingly written book is not for all readers, but for the young at heart and the imaginative who don’t mind the universe making no sense at all. 
I look forward to reading the next book in the series, The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe.

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