How many times after reading a book have you felt you could have done without reading it or it seemed like just passing of time?
Well, Hitchhiker’s guide to galaxy makes you feel quite the contrary .After reading it , you’ll feel as If you would have missed something in life if you hadn’t.
The witty sci-fi book with its unique sense of humor by Douglas Adams has been written more than 50 years ago , but don’t let its age scare you off.For no matter how many more books come & go , it will never lose its intrigue .When I say this I don’t mean to put this book in the category of classics .This book is ever-modern , if that makes sense .When it was written , it was not done so in order for it to cater to people of a particular time period , for who could set a time frame or era to the planets, stars & hyper spatial express route.
To sum up the plot in two lines , you can put it like this ‘ Seconds before the earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide .Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars & begin a wild journey through time & space.’
The tone & style in which the book has been written is amazing & one of a kind.I usually prefer books in first person , for I feel books in third person don’t do as much justice to the characters. But trust me , I won’t like this book to be written in any other way than it has been & the characters are the most intriguing bunch , each one developed to its potential.Douglas makes you look at the world with a whole new perspective , & once you have seen it his way ,you can’t go back to pre-Douglas mindset.
I just finished reading the first book in the trilogy & I can’t stop praising the sheer genius of the guy.You will have a smile on your face the whole time you read the book, as Douglas opens your eyes to a whole new world , of mind boggling length & breadth , yet somehow created so perfectly & intricately.
So , all I want to say is that pick your copy of the book , & give it a read already , for only then you will understand how truly amazing the book is & a few words can’t fit its brilliance because its an experience to be had.
Let me know how you feel about the book .I would like to know your opinions too^_^