Book Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

This comedy sci-fi is one of my favorite books. I thoroughly enjoy the offbeat and absurd story of human Arthur Dent’s unexpected adventure through space. He’s guided by his friend, Ford Prefect, who is on Earth to learn about the planet because Ford is writing The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Along the way Arthur and the readers meet several interesting characters, my favorite being Marvin the robot.

Douglas Adams wrote sequels to this book, which are also entertaining, though this book is enjoyable all on its own if one didn’t want to read the whole series. The franchise has had various adaptations, including its original version as a radio comedy show and its later movie adaptation (which is also available at PFL!). PFL patrons can find this zany story in many formats, including print, audiobook, e-book, and e-audiobook. Be sure to check it out and learn why May 25 is National Towel Day, why Vogon poetry is so feared, and why the number 42 is significant.

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