‘But can we trust him?' he said.
'Myself, I'd trust him to the end of the Earth,' said Ford.
'Oh yes,' said Arthur, 'and how far's that?'
'About twelve minutes away,' said Ford, 'Come on, I need a drink.'
Ah, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the ultimate mix of sci-fi, comedy, and depressed robots named Marvin. You wouldn't think a book released in 1979 could retain the same humour, imagery and overall page-turning goodness today as it did back when it was originally published, but you couldn't be more wrong.
It would be an understatement to say Douglas Adams is a great writer, when in fact, he is nothing short of a genius. No author today can hold a flame to his incredible world-building, character development and knack for writing plain, stupid, hilarious jokes.
It's just an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent, lying in front of his house in the mud, trying to keep it from being demolished. All his efforts prove useless, especially when the Earth is destroyed by an alien race set on building a new hyperspace express route. What's more, his best friend has just announced that he's an alien. Now they're hurtling through space with a strange book with the words, in big bold letters: DON'T PANIC. This is just the start of their incredible adventure through the depths of the universe.
Despite being a science fiction book, I would recommend Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to anyone looking for a good recommendation. It is an entertaining journey from cover to cover and will have you laughing so hard your friends will ask you if you should have stayed home that day. Overall, I'm looking forward to finishing this amazing 'trilogy of five'.