The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galexy

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I really liked The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy very much. Adams has a very differant writing style and can make me think like almost no other writer can. It took me no time to read (seeing as to how I hate reading) because it stayed interesting and excting throughout the whole book. It was never boaring as some books can be.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has a number of importent characters. Possibly the most importent character besides Arthur Dent is Ford Prefect. Ford is an alien posing as a human on earth. He becomes a friend of Arthur, and then warns him of the destruction of earth. Jumping from ship to ship, Ford then helps guide Arthur through space. The Vogons also played a large role in the story. They were the aliens sent to blow up the earth. This was the first ship that Arthur and Ford were stowaways aboard.

Because the Vogons do not appreciate hitchhikers they throw them off the ship. Ford and Arthur soon finds themselves on another ship. This was the ship of Zaphod Beeblebrox and his companion Trillion, a woman who left earth to travel through space looking for the legendary planet of Magrathea. Ford and Arthur were gladly accepted aboard and finish their journey with them. At the end of their journey they find themselves on Magrathea. On this exotic planet the only being left alive was Slartibartfast. He led them to the mice where they find out about of the strange conspiracie.

What I liked most about this book was the writing style. Adams was writing about the end of the world and the one survivor, but he still managed to keep the of the book light and somtimes even funny. I also liked the way Adams described the...