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.