Spoiler-Free Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

“It must be Thursday” Arthur thought “I never got the hang of Thursdays.”

by Douglas Adams

When aliens demolish earth to make way for a space highway, Arthur Dent finds himself hitchhiking across the universe with his best friend Ford Prefect. Ford finally confesses to Arthur that he is not an unemployed actor as Arthur always thought, but an alien researcher for the intergalactic travel guide: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Ford is bringing Arthur on the road trip of a lifetime filled with bad poetry, improbable escapes, and a bowl of petunias! They join forces with a depressed robot, the president of the galaxy, and the girl Arthur met at a party once. Together they are looking for the meaning of life, the universe, and everything! Better bring a towel!

Written by Douglas Adams (former showrunner for Doctor Who) this book is one of the smartest comedies ever written. I recommend this book to Scfi fans, Doctor Who fans, and anyone looking for a good laugh.

This is just the first of a series of adventures with Arthur, Ford, and Marvin the depressed robot. I love this series. I think it’s the smartest comedy ever written.

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