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Why haven't i already read this?
on 17 April 2017
So I've reached the age of 42 without ever reading the book, seeing the film or the series of hitchhikers guide.
Two friends in work were using lines out of it a month back. Lines such as I know where my towel is and the answer to everything is 42. My age coincidentally.
So I asked them what they were on about and they told me. They were as shocked as me that I hadn't ever seen or read it what with me being a Sci fi fan. I don't know how I bypassed it really.
Anyway, so I bought the books that night and I'm glad I did.
I'm only two books in and I have read the reviews on here that say they go downhill after the 2nd but I honestly feel I've already had my moneys worth from the first two.
Whilst it's not laugh out loud funny all the time, I have had moments where I laughed. What I found is it is constantly amusing, a smirk or a chuckle has only ever been a page away.
But by far the best quality to these books is the ideas they present, page after page of a most unique and interesting galaxy where fantastic and credible futuristic visions of how the wider universe could be living as we speak are explained in a humorous and fascinating way.
This coupled with the ridiculous, mind boggling crazy ideas that he throws into the mix had me flicking pages for more time than I should on a night before early work.
Totally recommend the first two in the series and despite the criticisms I am still looking forward to reading the rest.