The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a very interesting book. All of a sudden you may wake up and find out that your house is going to be demolished because a bypass needs to be build. But guess what, this is okay, because your whole world needs to be demolished too for the exact same reason!
No harm done, right?
So, don't panic and grab the hitch hiker's guide to the galaxy, and you may have a chance to survive! Arthur Dent at least has a chance and that's mostly thanks to Ford Prefect!
Arthur doesn’t mind that his best friend is not a human but an alien from the planet Betelgeuse Seven who happened to stuck in Earth. He does follow him because the Vogons are ready to demolish the Earth and he actually has no other choice.
Arthur Dent is just a simple human who gets tangled in a travel around the galaxy. He meets the most extraordinary "people" and risks his life, a lot, for the strangest reasons you can imagine.
Craziness is logical in this book and fun is almost certain. Get ready to read the more peculiar book ever and I’m sure you’ll find yourself craving for more. Actually I think that either you gonna love it or hate it because there are no confused feelings regarding this book.
It is truly astonishing that this book was published in 1979 and still feels so up to date.
I read the first two books so fast that I may actually win the Goodreads Challenge! (I’m still 2 books behind and the clock is ticking!) I won't go into details for I don't want to spoil the story, but this series is a must read!
We follow the story through the eyes of five amazing characters, Arthur Dent, Ford Perfect, Zaphod Beeblebrox, Trillian Astra and last but not least the great Marvin, the Paranoid Android. They come together under the strangest circumstances and stuck together through the hardest times.
There are no words that can actually describe this series so enjoy the quotes!
“The major problem –one of the major problems, for there are several – one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them. To summarize: it is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.”
“Life was in short, ridiculously easy and for a while at least they were able to cope with the problems of aimlessness and isolation by deciding to ignore them.”