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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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I want to start by saying that I found this book rather funny (I should also mention that I find British humour in general, funny). I thought Douglas' thoughts on what whales might be thinking, or even a bowl of petunias for that matter were rather entertaining. I would almost class it as a 'comedy novel', were it not for the sci-fi subject matter, which although normally, has a tendency to become too overwhelming and almost technical, was very easy to follow even with some space jargon thrown in (although the hitch-hikers guide is very good with helping to make sense of these things). Whilst Trillion was a little one dimensional, I found the main Earthling, Arthur, rather charming in his 'human normalcy'. I became easily absorbed in this story and was eager to discover the secrets of the universe along with Arthur at the pace of life (there does seem to be a lack of plot or certain direction here, like in life, everything sort of just happens as it happens).

And then it suddenly ends with them wondering where to have some lunch - but it's OK, as the story continues on in the next novel, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

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November 3, 2010 – Shelved
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November 4, 2010 – Finished Reading
September 20, 2011 – Shelved as: favorites

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