Wow, what can I say about this book? I’ve heard from so many people that it is a laugh out loud book, written very well and all about a guy bouncing round the universe. I was sold from that moment but what I didn’t expect was how good it was to read as an adult.
The book is one of the first books that I’ve absolutely enjoyed start to finish and struggled to put down in a long time. Douglas Adams writes random very well, which I can imagine is no easy task. The idea of improbability drive is absolutely marvellous! It brings such funny circumstances throughout the book and I absolutely loved it.
I remember after getting about a third of the way through the book, I thought, if there’s a movie adaptation of this, Martin Freeman has to play Arthur Dent. To my surprise, after checking the movie online he is in fact the man who plays Arthur Dent. Maybe it was just knocking about in my subconscious but maybe me and the casting manager just have great minds!
I’d never want to spoil this book for anyone, I’ll certainly continue to read books by Douglas Adams as well. I was recommended this by so many people and it didn’t disappoint. The humour is absolutely incredible. One of my favourite lines in the whole book is when Marvin the Paranoid Android says to a human “It gives me a headache just trying to think down to your level”. Incredible!