The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

by Douglas Adams

Genre: Science Fiction

Publisher: Harmony Books

Length: 224 pages

Released: 1980

About the Author: Douglas Adams was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. He is best known as the author of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. 

Summary: Douglas Adam’s cult classic is a journey through space and time, involving an incredible amount of humor, coincidences, and even the destruction of planet Earth. Follow Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect on their journey through the multiverse, as Arthur tries to cope with a matter of coincidences that are wholly improbable.

An interesting fusion between science fiction and humor, this novel is a refreshing break from the dark tone that science fiction sometimes takes on. While bad things happen to our beloved characters, you won’t be able to stop laughing. Humor is especially difficult when withstanding the test of time, but in 2020, the humor in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy holds true. Not only is the comedic writing great, but the story itself lends to a comedic adventure of coincidences.

From bypasses to mice, the shocking progression of events will continually keep you on your toes, while entertaining you every step of the way. The concept of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is remarkable, and though it is incredibly short, the character development and understanding of an entire universe is most notably impressive. Thought the story does have a relatively narrow view, you can get an understanding of everything happening around our characters, without needing to look further.


You won’t want to put this book down from the second you pick it up, making The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a must read. It is funny, informative, and completely compelling. After such a disastrous year, this book will brighten your mood and serve as a reminder that things could always be worse without laughter. If you haven’t read this, you better pick up a copy and start reading immediately. Maybe, just maybe, you’ll discover the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.

Talia Santopadre

BC Retro Reviews

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