Possibly the funniest book in the history of the Universe. I have read it many times and it still makes me laugh in the same places. Quite exquisite. The fiction is brilliantly interwoven with fact, "proving" that the Earth was populated by a crashlanding of the useless third of the population of the planet Golgafrincham. Which explains a lot! Timeless, as the forthcoming film will surely prove. A must read for all people. Beware reading it in public, as you will laugh out loud!