Hitchhiking with Douglas Adams / Summer Reading

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I often find that the Summer time is a great time to read. No school, so there is nothing more serious that you should be reading.

And you can put aside hours to disappear into the universe of a book, maybe even outside while enjoying the sun (this has not been an option in Denmark this summer).

I’ve already read a couple of books since finishing my last exam at uni at the end of June. But all the books are in one books so does it really count?
Last Christmas I got a wonderful gift from my big brother: The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adam. It is a collection of all the books in the series.

If I had to describe these books with one word, it would be weird. And I LOVE it.

Hitchhiking with Douglas Adams - Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy book review

As many of the less positive reviews on Goodreads points out, there isn’t that much of a plot in the stories. I can’t deny that. Sometimes a book ends and you have no idea how to describe what just happened. But I love the (british) humor. All the fun little details is what makes these books special, the references to earlier stories, the language and all the impossible paradoxes.

Hitchhiking with Douglas Adams - Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy book review

Here is just a few things that I’ve learned:

  • I will never be able to use the word Belgium seriously again.
  • I have a new found respect for dolphins and mice.
  • 42
  • Always bring a towel
  • The universe is a joke, nothing makes sense and everything is impossible
  • The guide is never wrong but sometimes the real world is
  • Even if the world is ending: DON’T PANIC

Hitchhiking with Douglas Adams - Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy book review

Your turn

  • Have you ever read The Hitchhiker?s Guide to the Galaxy? If so, what did you think of it?
  • What is on your summer reading list?

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