The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is book 1 in Douglas Adam’s larger series with the same name. It is about creatures including one Earthman, who hitchhike their way across the Universe.
Both Ford and Arthur escape planet Earth 5 minutes before it is destroyed – only one of them are human. The rest of the book just consists of these two getting picked up by spacecrafts and subsequently trying to escape them.
First off let me start by saying a lot of people like this book. Honestly I can’t see why. It makes absolutely no sense at all. All throughout the book, words are jumbled together to form incoherent sentences and paragraphs. I didn’t find any of the passages quite as funny as others seem to. This book reminded me of an adult version of Alice in Wonderland which didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me either.
Some of our culture references today come from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy which goes to show just how popular the book is to some people, just not me.
I definitely will not read this book again nor read any of the subsequent books in the series. It’s a rather short book that took me way too long to get through because it was just boring and nonsensical. I recommend you do not read it.