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message 1: by Winter, Group Reads (new) - rated it 4 stars

Winter (winter9) | 4556 comments This is the discussion thread for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Chapter 1-9

message 2: by Eileen (last edited Feb 06, 2017 08:44AM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Eileen  | 184 comments I've just finished reading chapter 9 :) for now I cannot really get into it.. I'm not a big fan of his writing style and all the digressions. As a non-native English speaker, I find it difficult to stay focused on the story.
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Pooja Dukhi (poojadukhi) | 22 comments I am around 8th chapter. The flow of the story is good. I like the little puns in places most unexpected. :-)

Auntie Terror (auntie_terror) | 414 comments I just started on chapter 7, and I hope to get a bit more reading done on the train in the next two days. ;)
I still find the English book more enjoyable than the German radio play I listened to two months ago because most of the puns just don't translate well - or don't work at all if the translation is kept close to the original.
I find the use of the Guide inside the story rather ingenious: It allows for the author to do explaining of his fictional world as well as commenting in a satirical way without footnotes or readers' address (if you know what I want to say by that) or any other clumsy means...

Gail | 126 comments I have read through Chapter 9. I am enjoying this book. I teach space science to middle school students. So I enjoy the mention of places in space in a humorous way. I am currently teaching this unit so I find this story refreshing instead of bogged down with facts.

Taylor C | 454 comments A guy I work with has recommended this book to me on several occasions. I'm glad I can finally tell him I'm reading it after it being on my TBR list for almost 2 years now!
Ready for chapter 6. It's only a little fast paced. I'm surprised I've kept up so far lol.

Haley (haleymadd) | 15 comments Just finished chapter 8 and it's so far not what I've expected. I love the puns that are made, but fast pace in the writing is a little odd for me. I'm getting used to it now, but I do like this book! I never knew it was a book when I saw the preview for the movie a while back.

Gini | 37 comments Just re read these chapters and discovered I may be in need of therapy of some sort. The dialogue--I know the dialogue.

message 9: by Winter, Group Reads (new) - rated it 4 stars

Winter (winter9) | 4556 comments I finished this today and I wondered if you guys got drawn into the story at once or if it took some time? I found it took some time to get used to his style. It was different to say the least.

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Nik (bleepnik) | 852 comments Winter, this was my first Douglas Adams book and I was pulled in to the story right from the start. I think I can actually pinpoint the exact moment: it was when (view spoiler) =)

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Winter (winter9) | 4556 comments Haha nice ^^

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Ida (zandrama) | 141 comments Winter, it took me about 50 pages to get pulled in to the story. I don't remember that it took that long last time I read it.

Paul Emily Ryan (kickbackyak) I'm with Ida on this! I think I remember getting into it pretty quickly when I read it first, but for whatever reason this time it didn't really kick off for me until somewhere on the Vogon ship. Like I said somewhere else though, it's pretty much off to the races once we get to that. :D

Taylor C | 454 comments I don't know why but I was the opposite. The beginning was so intriguing. It starts out basic and I kept thinking where it this going I thought it was a sci fi lol. Once it reached the section about Vogon's control room, I lost a mild amount of interest. Like I said on a different thread, I was listening to Stephen Fry read it. He helped me out a lot in the middle lol.

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