I first watched The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ages ago, long enough that I only had a vague memory of it but was able to joke about the number 42 with more knowledge. I re-watched it much more recently and am frankly astonished I didn’t enjoy it more the first time. It’s such a whimsical, hilarious story (plus its got Martin Freeman and the voice of Alan Rickman, two personal favorites). I knew I had to read the book to see if it also held up. Even though I’ve always had a more difficult time getting into the SciFi genre, I had a feeling The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was a good jumping point, especially once I saw how small it is (a mere 216 pages in small paperback). Overall, it was great and I am definitely contemplating reading the next in the series.
In all honestly, I actually started reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (is there an abbreviation?? It’s quite long to type out) a bit after New Years when I got it as a gift from my fabulous boyfriend. From the get go, it was quite similar to the movie and I was feeling a little bit of dejavu having more recently watched it. At the same time however I was also reading The Magician King which I had started back before the holidays. Add in life craziness and deciding to start this here blog and I had to rearrange my book reading a little bit and THGttG (does that work as an abbreviation?) got pushed back a wee bit. So, I didn’t get back to it until this past week when I was stuck in a large, metal cylinder hurtling thousands of miles an hour through the sky towards a much needed skiing vacation. Continue reading “SciFi Adventures ft. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”