Thursday, June 07, 2007

Book Review: "The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide series is one that I've long meant to read, so when I saw a copy of The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (all five books together) I figured I'd take the opportunity and finally read them (taking short breaks in between to avoid overkill). The first two books (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and The Restaurant at the end of the Universe) were quite funny; the other three were occasionally amusing but nowhere near as captivatingly funny. In short, this series is largely comprised of satirical, pithy humor - with occasional bursts of intense wit - interspersed with stretches that made very little sense at all.