Sunday, March 6, 2011

Book Review: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Rating: 4/5

You would think with my hyper interest in science-fiction I would have already read this, but no, I haven’t. I did watch the movie though which I have to admit was a mistake on my part - read the book first!

If you are interested in reading science fiction, this novel is a great starting point. The humor, interesting characters and alien-world universe will surely keep you entertained. The writing style is very relaxed and you can easily read the 215 page novel in one sitting (think plane ride).

I would encourage people NOT to watch the 2005 film first (unlike myself) because the novel is much better (not to mention your own imagination) but the film might be fun to watch afterward.



  1. An old favourite of mine. I wouldn't recommend the film at all. I hated it.

    The Hitchhikers Guide started out as a Radio Play on the BBC. Then it was made into a tv series in the early 80's (this is how I was introduced to it). I think the book came out between the radio play and the tv series. I've never bothered to buy the radio play but I think it is available. The tv series is definitely worth a watch and is avaailable in the UK. I'm not sure about the US.

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