When Isobel gave me The Hitchiker’s Guide at Christmas in our newly-minted Secret Santa tradition, I thought it was because she’d heard me talk about how it was one of those books that I’d always wanted to read but hadn’t gotten around to (also on that list: War and Peace, most of Artemis Fowl, the Chilcot Report). It turns out that her university is on the cover.
That did not detract from my enjoyment of it.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams (1979)
Read, if you like…
- Disappointing cups of tea
- Excellent narration
- Space travel that’s less exciting than Han Solo in the Millenium Falcon but more exciting than actual space travel inevitably will be
- Mentions of your home town, if your home town in Southend
- The general unhappiness of council employees and/or petunias
I’m also on typing on my mobile and the spelling checker on here is appalling so I am one hundred per cent sure I’ve spelt appalling wrong.
Just go read this book regardless of whether your uni’s on the cover.