The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Quick View: Anyone who enjoyed the original, or is attracted to British humor, will definitely enjoy this book
Publisher’s summary: Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space.
Full Review: “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” novel is a faithful follow-up to the hit BBC Radio Drama.
While nearly identical to the original, the book does contain several small changes and additions in attempt to help make the story slightly, but in the end inconsequentially, more plausible.
The bottom line is anyone who enjoyed the original, or is attracted to the British’s unique style of humor, will definitely enjoy this book.
One note: Some of the humor is a little rough for younger readers, which is why I’m suggesting it to 15 year olds and up.
Shawn’s Score: A. Shawn’s Rating: PG-15
NOTE: This review was originally published in the After Hours section of the author’s personal website, shawnmichael.com.