Goodreads synopsis: Seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.
Together, this dynamic pair began a journey through space aided by a galaxyful of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed, ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian (formerly Tricia McMillan), Zaphod’s girlfriend, whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he’s bought over the years.
Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? For all the answers, stick your thumb to the stars!
My thoughts: This is not (and please don’t shoot me) some literary wonder, where the book will make some big impact on you, your life or/and cause you some sleepless nights. No, nothing like that. I didn’t expect that either. I haven’t seen the movie and all I knew beforehand about the book was that the answer is 42.
But what is my thoughts about the book? Well, it is okay. Kind of funny sometimes. Really light read. But maybe not in my taste. I don’t know really. It is okay. A great book for the younger people. Don’t feel that much for it so I really don’t have that much to say. Will probably not continue the series.