What Are You Reading? – January 2016

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Welcome back to the What Are You Reading? Series! If you have no idea what’s going on feel free to take a look at the introductory post. If you just want to catch up, here is last month’s post! Don’t forget at the end of the post to let me know your own thoughts and interpretations of the book. [Please note that if you haven’t commented before I recommend reading the Commenting Guidelines.] 

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And today’s book is……. *Drum roll*

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy


Author: Douglas Adams

Genre: Science Fiction

Originally Published: 1979 in print

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This story follows the journey of Earthling, Arthur Dent whose home planet is destroyed in order to create an intergalactic spaceway. Luckily he is saved by his friend Ford Perfect, actually an alien, and they soon find themselves upon the spaceship Heart of Gold with Galactic President Zaphod Beeblebrox and his human companion Trillian. They go to Magrathea,  for an unknown reason other than that Zaphod needs to go there. The group then proceeds to split up and Arthur goes off with a stranger. This stranger reveals the real reason why Earth was created and that they are making a second one.

My First Impressions:

I really hope this book doesn’t make me hate the movie.

Full Analysis:

This is the first time where I have read a book, and watched the movie, and still liked both. I like what they added into the movie but I still really liked the book itself.

The pacing was perfect for the time frame that the story takes place in (which since it’s in space there is no real concept of time).  I also loved the characters and wanted to know more about them as I read.

The best thing about this book has been the humor. Some books can end up being very dated as time goes on, but it wasn’t the case for this one. Adam’s humor still translates well into today

Final Thoughts:

Definitely will read again, but I want to get a hold of the whole series first.

Want to catch up on some of my previous What Are You Reading posts? Or just want to see a specific book? Click here to check out my Ultimate Reading List. Also check out last month’s post.



3 thoughts on “What Are You Reading? – January 2016

  1. THGTTG was my entry in to science fiction when I was a teenager. Says a lot about my current thought processes with writing, come to think of it. :p

    The entire series is a joy to read (yes, even Eoin Colfer’s sort of official 6th book, And Another Thing…, though apparently I’m in the minority in that respect). I felt Life the Universe & Everything lagged a little bit, but I loved So Long… and Mostly Harmless. [MH has such a wonderfully and distinctly British ending that made me laugh out loud.]

    Definitely check out the radio series as well — many points of divergence, but that was kind of the whole point of that universe. A lot of extra silliness going on there too. 🙂

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