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Currently Reading: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

18 Jul

On 12 October 1979 the most remarkable book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor and (and Earth) was made available to humanity –

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

It’s an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards, to make way for a new hyperspace bypass, and his best friend has just announced that he’s an alien. At this moment, they’re hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and an innocuous-looking book inscribed with the big, friendly words:


The weekend has only just begun…

I am throughly enjoying this book! I am only 18% done, but I am loving every bit of this story. I am starting it with a fair idea of what takes place because I have already watched the movie twice, but nothing really compares to reading the book.

If you have never had the fortune to read any of Douglas Adams‘ work, I would highly recommend that you check out his short-story entitled Cookies, which is an excerpt from “The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time”.

Have a fantastic day!