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Friday, July 28, 2017

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

Arthur Dent was already having a terrible day when he found out his house was getting bulldozed to make room for an interchange. Little did he know his disappearing house would turn into a disappearing planet. In the nick of time, Arthur is rescued from certain destruction by his friend Ford Prefect by hitching a ride on a Vogon ship.

Hitchhiking across the galaxy should be fun with all of the new foods and technology, but there are lots of aliens and bureaucracy to deal with. Along the way he meets back up with his former crush, Tricia McMillan, the now-girlfriend of Zaphod Beeblebrox, who just happens to be the president of the galaxy. And even makes the acquaintance of the depressed android, Marvin. Their idiosyncrasies should make the journey across the galaxy interesting, especially since one of them is also on the run from the law.

With all of the absurd and unexpected situations, I always laugh when I read this book. It's not the kind of humor everyone will enjoy, but it remains one of my favorite books through the years.

More by the Author:
Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Life, the Universe, and Everything
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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