Framing the Dialogue

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

hitchhhiker 1Say you were from say the Nebula Galaxy and wanted to “backpack” through the Milky Way Galaxy.  How would you know what to see, where to stay, or what to eat?  Of course you would use The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy as perhaps your main source for information.  While the Earth is included in the guide, its residents don’t really have a clue about the rest of the universe as this is “not an Earth book, never published on Earth, and until the terrible catastrophe occurred, never seen or even heard of by any Earthman.”

The front cover extolls that this book “is a work of fiction.  Names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination.”  Author Douglas Adams has quite an imagination.  I was less impressed by the story as it seemed like anytime the plot slowed or struggled for a place to go, Adams just took a left turn to his imagination.  Logic or story progression didn’t matter…just make it up.  There was humor, but overall the book was just okay for me.

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