The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams
Author: Douglas Adams
“It must be a Thursday. I can never get the hang of Thursdays.”
This is Arthur Dents response to hearing that the world is about to end anyway.But then, what would you say if your house
was destroyed to make a bypass, then your planet was destroyed to make a galactic bypass and you found out that you best friend was an alien ,all on the same day.And to top it all off, you have a hangover as well.
In this book, you will find out where your local intergalactic notice board is (In alpha centauri, only 4 light years away), what the meaning of life is (42),why it is important to carry a towel with you at all times and even the art of flying (simply miss the
ground).Laced with dry humour throughout, this sci-fi will take you on a whistle-stop tour of the universe as it is envisioned by Douglas Adams.
The characters are really well developed and easy to understand and sympathise with, even though the story-line of the book is complex.One of the reasons that I love this novel is because the main characters are very plain and simple, so it is easy to imagine
yourself as the main character.
This is a great book, suitable for children over 12, as it does contain some older humour. I would rate it 42 out of 10 (Sorry for the bad pun!!!).
Jack Edwards (13)