BOOK REVIEW: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy by Douglas Adams
December 18, 2014
Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a fun, buoyant adventure following the tale of Arthur Dent as he narrowly escapes the earth’s destruction in the wake of a new space super-highway being built in its place, hitching a ride with interstellar researcher Ford Prefect aboard the ship of the very alien bureaucrats whom destroyed his planet. From here unfolds the winding and absurdly improbable tale which will take the sole survivor of earth’s destruction from the one side of the galaxy to the end of the universe, stopping along at every time and space in-between.
Light-hearted is probably one of the best ways to describe the main body of the story. The story-line continuously tries to keep a reader’s curiosity, making him wonder what mysteries lies ahead and how humorous can this book get. I consider myself as a newbie in Sci-fi as I am not “that” well-read in this specific genre but after reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy I feel that this is a great book to introduce oneself with the Sci-fi genre. The book is humorous and has a pace on which it never gets boring. There are many funny and witty ideas in the book that Adams represent in his words like imagining the Earth as a big computer designed to answer The Ultimate Question on Life, Universe and Everything with the Ultimate Answer as 42.
The plot isn’t much big but the book leaves a reader in curious state to continue reading the next books in the particular series.