The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

If you want to ensure I read a bookl that I probably should have done already, get Chris Riddell to illustrate it.

‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ is 42 years old and to celebrate that fact , an illustrated edition was released. And it is wonderful; it certainly made me pick it up.

This is another book that I am not sure why I have not read before, especially as I remember it being on a list of recommended reads from my Year 9 English teacher, Mrs Dove. It is also something that my parents have always enjoyed, and my sister has definitely read it. However, now I gave and I really enjoyed it. This is quite a comical adventure, as our hapless hero, Arthur Dent, travels the galaxy with Ford Prefect after the end of the world as he knows it.

It is a quick read, but good fun, and Chris Riddell’s illustrations portray the colourful characters perfectly, bringing the galaxy to life. Although small parts may slightly date the book, it is still a comic tale – even for those of us who are not fans of science fiction.

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