The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams - Pan Books

Read By: Anna_sant

NOTICE: I think I should pause my reading here because I need to go to search for non-fiction books. I’ll see you another day. ๐Ÿ˜€


What am I doing here you said? Why am I here reading a new book instead of finishing the last book’s logbook? Oh yeah, I’ll certainly do it. Later. (Edited: Guess what? I finally did it! Woo-hoo! Throw me flowers! Gimme your congrats!)

So, about this book. I don’t remember how exactly I stumbled upon this book. I just already have the e-book on my phone. Haha. I thought back about the book and I remembered someone said that the author is an atheist. I am not very keen of reading a book with atheism sprinkled all around it, but I guess I’ll try it out. At least, I already know there will be some atheist flavor in it so I can be more careful.

This book is a comedy sci-fi book which was initially a comedy series from a radio station. It is the first book of the Hitchhiker trilogy (though, there are five books. Lol). Many said that the book is really good and funny. Well, let us see about that. It’s very hard to make me laugh out loud for real, you know? I usually laugh out loud at my own lame jokes where no one really laughs. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Here is a peek from the book’s introduction:

Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the west-
ern spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting
this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignifi-
cant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly
primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

This planet has โ€“ or rather had โ€“ a problem, which was this: most of the
people on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were
suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the
movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole
it wasnโ€™t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

And so the problem remained; lots of the people were mean, and most of
them were miserable, even the ones with digital watches.


NRDateBook's Chapter/PagesPages/WordsPlaceTime
16 November 2017Chapter 1 (page 2-13)12On my bed, rolling around 'til I almost fall off of it.15 mins

I dunno.
I'm... confused.
The first chapter does not really give me an idea of what the heck this book is about.
The book begins with a narration about how people on Earth were mean, a girl with a solution to make people nicer, a catastrophe, and the book entitled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and the move on to the first chapter which begins with Arthur Dent's trying to stop Mr. Prosser (who is a descendant of Genghis Khan despite not looking like a Mongolian anymore) to destroy his house.
Feeling dazed yet?
Well, the way the author worded his story is kind of ridiculous which makes it hilarious. I still feel confused, but I'm sure it will change once I read the next part... I hope.
I'm no quitter! I'll try to beat this book! Hmph!

27 November 2017Chapter 2-4 (pg 14-29)16Sitting in the corner of my bed31 mins

I like how it is depicted at the first part of the story about how Arthur's house is going to be demolished because it is on the way of contructing some kind of way for a vehicle (I think?) then he protests that he has not been given any notice beforehand. The contractor argues that there is a poster talking about this demolition somewhere that Arthur claims he won't ever come across; thus, there is no possibility that he would ever read the notice before the demolition.

Then, the funny part comes when the aliens, the Vogons, are going to demolish Earth because it is on the way of a route for some kind of space vehicle. The humans protest that they have not been given any notice beforehand. The aliens get mad and say that the notice has been in Alpha Centauri for fifty years of Earth and it's only four years light away from Earth. How come Earth people never get there? Well, because they don't have any knowledge of aliens. Lol.