Friday, July 5, 2013

30 Day Book Challenge: Day 4

Day 4- Favorite Sci-Fi
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have") and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox--the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years.
I think the thing I liked most about this book was the humor. Some Sci-Fi books are just weird, making it hard for me to read. This one combines weird with funny... and apparently that's my thing.

There are parts so weird that you kind of have to laugh at it or you'll shake your head and put the book down to never look at it again. But it fits my sense of humor so I didn't have a problem laughing, even though some head shaking was included. A good read and a classic (or should be considered one if it isn't)!

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