Review by hayson337 (2011-01-02)
This is the funniest book in the whole galaxy.
It is the first in the classic "5-part" trilogy involving Arthur Dent and his friend Ford Prefect. Arthur Dent is grabbed from Earth by his friend Ford Prefect, whom he just found out is an alien, moments before a cosmic construction team demolishes the planet to build a freeway. They are aided by the Hitchhiker's Guide which offers such insights as "a towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have" and as well as galaxy of fellow travelers such as Zaphod Beeblebox, Vogons, and old and tired Slartibartgast.
This series, obviously attracts Sci-Fi readers, but will also be enjoyed by Anglophiles, Monty Python fans, world travelers, and well, anyone who is looking for answers to the questions that really matter. This book deserves a perfect score of 5 stars and should be reread at least once a year. Enough said.
(This review refers to the 1996 version titled “Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide: Complete & Unabridged, the”)
Review by kanjisheik (2007-06-28)
Does this book actually require a review? I think not. Suffice to say that this is probably one of the best SF books of all time! Join Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect as they undertake the most dangerous and funniest journey of their lives- across the friggin universe! And the humour is "celestial", man! :~)
This book is a must have for anyone who considers himself an SF nut. And hey, even if you dont like SF, chances are you would probably end up loving this book. Three cheers to Douglas Adams!!! A 10 on 10, definitely.