Genre: Sciene Fiction > Humor
Challenge: Goodreads – The Filipino Group 100 Favorite Books (March read)
(Hitchhiker’s Guide #1)
Arthur Dent is already having a really bad day, even before Earth gets demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. After that things get much worse.
With just a towel, a small yellow fish and a book, he has to navigate through a very hostile universe in the company of a gang of unreliable alien oddballs. Luckily the fish is quite good at languages. And the book isThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy…
I expected to have buckets of laughs. But it didn’t happen. A smile here. A chuckle there. Contrary to its tagline, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is not very, very funny to me. They say perhaps I do not appreciate British humor. I say I do not appreciate Adams’ humor. Being British is irrelevant.
I cannot comprehend the constant babble on alien-y stuff. Instead of enlightenment, the snippets from the Hitchhiker’s Guide only brought more confusion on alien terms or people. I couldn’t care less on the story. Gah.
There are two scenes I like: (1) The Improbability Drive/spaceship they were in is going to crash to Magrathea, and (2) The exchange of insults when the Police caught up with them in Magrathea. I like Eddie the computer, too.
Some of my GR friends really liked The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy but it was just okay for me.