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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams July 27, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Adventure, Clever, Science Fiction, Week 7.

From NewSaxonyCitizen
Most Frequented Branch: Ferndale

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was an interesting read to say the least. I am an avid fan of Terry Pratchett, and Douglas Adams (author) definitely captured some of the style Pratchett puts in his famous Discworld series. In Hitchhiker’s, Ford Prefect saves his human friend, Arthur Dent, just seconds before the planned demolition of earth. Through a bad mishap, the two are saved by Ford’s old friend and president of the Galaxy, Zaphod Beeblebrox, and a girl Arthur once met, Tricia “Trillian” McMillan. Ford and Arthur tag along with Zaphod and Trillian as they travel to the legendary planet, Magrathea, to find the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Overall, Douglas Adams is creative, to say the least, when creating the world of Hitchhiker’s. Adams has definitely influenced the satire and unpredictibility of Pratchett, and also wrote with the cleverness of Trenton Lee Stewart’s The Mysterious Benedict Society.



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