The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams Mmmmkay, shoot me, I liked it.

If there's one thing I love at a writer, that's humor. When one can make me laugh, he basically won me over. Douglas Adams has indeed won me over.

This book is a fun little piece that treats science fiction in a really easy way and goes about human philosophies with much ease and without making a fuss. THGttG left me with kind of a sweet chocolat taste in my mouth. At one point, it'll surely turn sour, but I haven't yet reached that time and mustn't worry about it.

To begin with, you have Arthur Dent. Human, that is. And he has a friend, called Ford Prefect. Who, can you believe it, is from another planet. And coincidentally saves Arthur from death by Hitchhiking him on the Vogon ship that 3 seconds earlier destroyed Earth. And from there on, they basically just go through the Universe, meeting people (or, you know, not exactly people but.. ) and having adventures that Dent didn't really sign up for.

Douglas' humor consits mainly of sarcastic lines and really stupid jokes that you laugh at because you feel dorky for liking them. They're not the best thought jokes, but they nonetheless are and it makes you feel good, in a guilty way. (oh, the pleasures of life)

In the end, this is one of those reads that you just have to have from time to time, that remind you reading is not all about good writing, not all about goot plotting and incredibly well built characters - it sometimes is just about having fun.

Surely, I'll read the other books in the series. If they're as nice as this one, it's a win win situation!