The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


I am always excited to start a new book.  This is another new title for me.  Several of my boys have read these and I know there was a movie a few years ago, but somehow I missed out on it all.  I think that's what I'm really enjoying about doing this blog is that I am being introduced to so many good books that I have never read.  Ah, the anticipation!

I am feeling really happy to be reading a book in actual book form again too.  My last two titles I read on my tablet and it's just not the same.  I'm kind of old school when it comes to books and I really like to hold them in my hand and bring them with me wherever I go.  

I found out that this book is actually a series of books.  I haven't decided yet if I'll read the whole series and blog about it or just the first one.  I'm waiting until I get a little further into this first title and see how it goes.  Basically, if I like it and think it's well written, I'll probably move on the next one.

Douglas Adams is the author of this series and he says in his introduction that he wanted to write something science fiction and comedy combined.  I tried thinking of any book that mixed those two genres before, and I couldn't think of any.  Granted, I'm not a big sci-fi reader but who knows.  Maybe this will be the book (or series) that changes that.  Maybe after this I will want to read all the science fiction literature that exists!  Probably not, but it could happen.

I wouldn't mind a little bit of romance in the story line either.  I'm not talking about smut, that's not my style, but a good old fashioned love story would be nice.  I don't think I'm going to find it here, but you never know.  

Evidently this whole Hitchhikers Guide started with a BBC radio show back in the early 70s. Since then there has been records, TV shows and movies as well as the book series that all followed the same main concept, although evidently with some differences.  I'll have to start with the books and if I find them interesting enough I'll have to check out the story in the other mediums as well, and decide which is the best.

If you are familiar with this series, which of the books is your favourite?  What about the movie or TV show, did you see them and like them, or not like them?  I'd love to get your comments or assessments below.

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