The Book Club| The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

//Don't forget your towel, you never know when you'll need it//

Over the past few weeks I have been working through Douglas Adams' The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The description on the front cover is as nonsensical as some of the things that happen within the pages of this book, but then again it started as a radio show, then a book, then a film then a book again, or something like that... Having watched the film I was familiar to the first of the five parts, but after that it became more interesting, especially as time travel and other means of traveling across space without using hyperspace bypasses.

The story mostly follows Arthur Dent but also follows the friends he picks up along the way, and their back stories. Although I personally could have done with a little more detail about Ford Prefect (he chose a car name whilst on Earth). One of my favourite things about the books are the references to British culture, the first being Arthur's need for an actual cup of tea whilst on board the Heart of Gold, and don't forget about the random pot of petunias which are mentioned more than one would think.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to enter a fantasy world within our reach. Kind of...

XO, Miriam

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  1. I bought the Hitchhikers omnibus for the boyfriend for Christmas a couple of years ago and have been meaning to read them myself for a while now :)

    1. You should definitely do so, I read it a part at a time so I could get my uni work done, but it could probably read in a few days or so.
      XO, Miriam