Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy

On an unremarkable day Arthur Dent wakes up hungover and learns that his house is going to be knocked down by a bulldozer. He protests only to realize that the entire Earth is to be wiped out to make way for a hyperspace bypass. What follows is a galactic odyssey with incredible characters who get together to create one of the most amusing  and incredible feats of imagination in publishing history.  Along the way, Adams says a lot about everything from art, to religion, to politics and philosophy. The book is funny and chaotic with lots of madness served with plenty of wit. He uses set ups and situations brilliantly to say things like “time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so” or “the vogon fleet hung in the sky, in much the same way that bricks don’t.” It’s only fitting that one can find so many actual things and references from Adam’s ideas and creations eg : Deep Thought, the answer to life, the universe and everything and the classic ‘don’t panic’. This trilogy in five parts redefined what a trilogy meant, but the readers certainly weren’t complaining. This was an entertaining read like no other and also led me to one of Adams’ lesser known but equally remarkable pieces of work. It’s called the ‘Meaning of Liff’ and he wrote it as a dictionary of things that there aren’t any words for yet.eg : ‘Alltami’ – the ancient art of balancing the cold and hot shower taps. Here is the copy,  thank me later :)