The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Hello the internet!
Since it’s almost Christmas time, and you’re probably all stressed out about exams and Christmas shopping, I thought we’d cool it with the serious books and focus on entertaining you. So today’s Flik is the wonderful, brilliant and hilarious The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, penned by the late, great Douglas Adams.
I am sure you’re all familiar with the book, being the intelligent and enlightened readers that you no doubt are; but just in case someone has managed to go their whole lives without stumbling across the Hitchhiker franchise, here’s a quick recap.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (henceforth referred to as H2G2) started as a radio comedy show on BBC in 1978. Since then, it has spawned stage productions, a TV-show, a computer game, comic books, two series of towels (which makes sense if you’ve read the books), a film adaptation and, of course, a trilogy of books in five parts.
The plot revolves around Arthur Dent who, minutes before the Earth is demolished to make way for a new hyperspatial express route, finds out his best friend is in fact not human but an alien from a small planet in the vicinity of Betelgeuse. His friend, Ford Prefect, rescues Arthur from certain death and takes him hitchhiking across the galaxy. Hilarity ensues.
There really isn’t much more I can say about it, other than that if you haven’t read it, you’re lucky. You have something to look forward to. For those of you who have read the books, why not reread them? H2G2 is probably the funniest book(s) you’ll ever read and grow increasingly absurd and fantastic as the plot thickens. Enjoy your read and remember: