Book Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy book cover
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams
1979
★★★★★

The first time I read this book was in high school. I saw this trailer for the movie, found out it was a book se­ries, went to the li­brary, and checked out the first vol­ume.

I was floored. This book ex­hil­a­rated me. At the end I turned to the first page and im­me­di­ately started read­ing it again (I've done that maybe three times ever). It was great sci-fi melded with my type of hu­mor. At that point I would prob­a­bly have said that it was my fa­vorite book.

I've now read the book at least five times (an­other rar­ity for me). One of my biggest lit­er­ary "re­grets" is that Dou­glas Adams wrote so few books. I've read them all, save Last Chance to See, and I'm in no hurry to do so. It makes me happy to know that there's an Adams book out there that I haven't yet ex­pe­ri­enced.

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