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Five Good Things About The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

8 Mar

I’m currently reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.  I am going to make a SUPREME effort not to spoil anything.  To assist myself in that effort, I am writing this while I still have thirty-two pages left to read.

1.) The answer to “life, the universe, everything” is revealed – hooray!

2.) Even though there are some tragic bits – e.g. a sperm whale dies before it really lives, Earth gets destroyed – there is nothing sad in a way that one would personally relate to.  Similarly, this is a not a book that will cause the average-to-highly spookable person nightmares.

3.) Random things – e.g. babelfish – will actually make sense.

4.) The dialogue and plot are quick and smart.

5.) It is the sort of book that can be read all in one go (because it is enjoyable) or bit by bit (because it is memorable).

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