Friday, August 30, 2013

LOL: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Years ago, a good friend of mine shared the movie The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy with me. I tell you, I laughed so much, I ... well... Any who, suffice it to say, from the moment I commenced the hitchhiking journey, I knew I would never return home. The universe was so big and twisted and brilliant that I'll admit I have watched the film at least a dozen times, if not more.
Tons of people have encouraged me to read the book and I finally took the challenge. Actually, I listened to it, and it was a good decision; the narrator was fantastic at differentiating between the voices. Amazing!
A Trillian (yes, I spelled that wrong but it really is right) of parts in the book made me laugh up a storm, but a few of the names were beyond knee slappers. Here are the names I enjoyed the most:
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox - President of the Galaxy
  • Majikthise - philosopher (the narrator pronounced this like Magic Thighs (I seriously spit laughed when I heard it)
  • Slartibartfast - planet designer (his name doesn't really matter, though)
Anyway, this book kept me well entertained during my commute. The author sure liked to use his ly adverbs, though. Yet, it sort of made it funnier.
I'd recommend this book if you like to laugh. It's terrific!
Have you read or seen The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? If both, which one did you like better? Or were they equally good? (I liked them both in their own ways) Have you read the rest of the series? I think I might have to carry on in the hitchhiking quest.
Anyway, happy Friday and have a delightful weekend.
Writing Jewels


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  2. I have all of them and they're all fantastic. And while you're at it, you should watch this YouTube video.

  3. I've read the first one and saw the movie. A little odd but enjoyable!

  4. Saw the movie, have known many people who love the books. They're on my rather lengthy "to read" list.

  5. Never read, but saw the movie. It was okay for me.

  6. thats such an awesome book & movie! and i have two similar reads to recommend with similar, monty python, crazy humor...
    death, the devil & the goldfish by Andrew Buckley
    and a night of blacker darkness by robison

  7. I'm probably the only person here to have seen the early 80s TV version too, which probably didn't go outside the UK. It was quite kitsch and fun, which was added to by the not so high tech effects. :)

    I've never finished the book series though. I tailed off in the third book and not sure why... I'll have to finish them at some point!