Friday, January 23, 2009

Review of the Day: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

It took me years to get around to reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Once I did, I understood why it is so popular -- and why I do not like science fiction. Stories about other planets and other kinds of creatures, with lots of whiz-bang gimmicks are just not interesting to me. This one in particular had some appealing sophomoric humor, but overall it was too smart-alecky for my taste.


  1. I preferred Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul and Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. I'm not sure reading those would get you away from the smart-alecky bit though!

  2. I do like science fiction and have been wondering if I would like this. I like quirky stuff, and the title indicates a bit of that. And I'm amused easily!

  3. It didn't do it for me when I read it. Someone I knew absolutely raved about it, but my reaction to it leaned more towards 'meh'


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