Published first: 1986
Blurb: One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just has his house demolished that morning, this seems already more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the Galaxy is a very very very very large and startling place.
So many people have coaxed me to read this book that I was beginning to get curious as to how amazing it really was. Well, it really is amazing, not to put too fine a point on it. It's a fact that this book was originally broad-cast on the radio, but people thought it was such a good story that the author decided to turn it into a book. The story itself is completely imaginative, where the main characters Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect always seem to get out of trouble even though at one stage they were literally one second away from asphyxiating. In fact, the story appears to have an answer to everything, including the Ultimate Question: What's the answer to life, the universe and everything?'
The characters are supplemented with humour and quick wit, offering for such an enjoyable read. Although, the book isn't for everyone. The style of the story is a little eccentric, so many people may not appreciate how clever it truly is.
What the book could have improved on?
At times the story was a little too fast-paced, and sometimes I lost where it was going at times, but overall it excelled in its level of entertainment.