Monday, November 13, 2006

Book Review: Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - 'Trilogy of four'

I have always wanted to read The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. When I was younger I used to watch the TV show with my Dad and brother. I am sure I did not really get what was going on but I enjoyed it. We bought the 'Trilogy of Four' with us. It contains

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Restaurant at the End of The Universe
Life, The Universe and Everything
So Long and Thanks for all the Fish

As you can tell by it being called a trilogy of four, the books are pretty silly. But good fun and very enjoyable. I read all 4 in a row as they were all in one book. I think this was a mistake. It was a bit too much silliness to take in one go.

I really enjoyed the first book. I know the story well from the film and the TV series. Although each is different the basic story is the same. I read it in just a few days while we were in Kribi. Restaurant at the End of the Universe was good but kept jumping about the place, loads of tangents and they did not get the restaurant till ages though the book!

I found Life, the Universe and Everything really hard going and the least enjoyable of the 4. It had too many things going on at once, I got a little lost, confused and bored at times.

So long and thanks for all the fish is viewed by many people as the worst of the books. I enjoyed it though. It has a nice girl meets boy story too it and a bit of reality comes seeping back. Although not entirely, it is still pretty silly in Douglas Adams style.

1 comment:

Rich said...

yeah, I agree, it does get too silly, and I find the style of humour gets a bit boring after a while. I like the cricket playing aliens who try to blow up Lord's though!