Two Thumbs Up For Sci-Fi Modern Classic!

Oren DeLevie, Book Reviewer Extraordinaire

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is the first in a series of five.

It is the story of an average British man named Arthur Dent. One day the earth is destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass. To make things worse for Arthur, his house had just been destroyed a few hours earlier and all of this is just too much for him. And as the back of the book says, “…the weekend has only just begun, and the galaxy is a very strange and starling place.”

Of course, you might be wondering, If the Earth was destroyed, how is  it ‘too much’ for Arthur? Isn’t he dead? ”  To answer your question it turns out that Arthur’s closest friend, Ford Perfect, is in fact not from where he says he is. He was in fact, from a small planet in the vicinity of Betelgeuse (a place made by the author).

Later in the book, Arthur and Ford meet Trillian, a human, and Zaphod Beeblebrox, the president of the galaxy. They encounter thermonuclear missiles and heartless aliens, but it doesn’t stop there. Read it to find out more!!

It is one of the funniest books I have ever read and it’s incredibly out of the ordinary, with sentient petunias and fatal poetry!! This book zoomed it’s way up my list of favorite books, claiming first almost immediately.

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