Monday, February 23

Book Review: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Title: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Author: Douglas Adams

Pages: 180

Summary: One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Author Dent, who has only jus and his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the galaxy is a very large strange and startling place.

My Rating: 8.5/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: I really enjoyed reading this book; it was funny, and sarcastic. The book made little sense, there isn’t much of a plot, mostly nonsense, but I loved it. It’s weird, I know, but I couldn’t put the book down. It just amused me so much, with the rambles and nonsense in the book, along with it’s experts from the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, the answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything. I won’t give the answer, as you should read the book to find it your self. It is truly, well lets just say, I finally have the answer I’ve looked for, for so long.
There is also Marvin, a sarcastic depressed robot, who you just can’t wait to see, the next time he appears, and you start to wonder, when the next time digital watches would be mentioned, oh and you will love, when the sperm whale appears, because, really, what would a book be without a sperm whale?
Okay, so overall an enjoyable, light and funny read. It’s Sci-Fi, but don’t expect to much from the book, expect a satire, expect just something to read for pure entertainment, or if you’re having a bad day, the book is so out there, you will go “What?” then laugh, at how absurd it is. If you seen the movie Galaxy Quest, then you will have a pretty good idea, to what this book is about.

Would I recommend it to read: Yes read the books! It's a great book to read after a bad day, or just to read to make you smile and laugh. Warning, the book ends off, leaving you unsatisfied, so you will want to get the second book right away.

What to read next: The rest of the trilogy, this is book one of five.... but it's a trilogy, of five books. Also, The Princess Bride, as the same sort of satire, humour to it, it's different genre, but this book reminded me of some of the satiric humour in it.

Challenges: 1st in a Series Challenge, 100+ Challenge, Support Your Library Challenge, The 999 Challenge, A - Z Challenge, New Author Challenge


  1. My husband has read this book many times. When we first met he gave me a copy and asked me to read it, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I saw the movie, which I thought was a little inane and it made me push the book further down into the pile. I think I might give it a try now, you make it sound really amusing and fun.

  2. I think that's the point of a the book, to have an amusing read to make you laugh =)

  3. I just love these books, they make me laugh! A lot! The book is a lot better than the movie, IMO.