November 30, 2004

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Book front cover
Title:
Per Anhalter Durch Die Galaxis
Author:
Douglas Adams
ISBN:
3453146972
Rating:
4 out of 5 stars

I know the book is the german version, but that does not mean it's less funny!

Ok, so I'll admit, it's probably less funny than in the original, but that's because of translation difficulties, not because germans don't have a sense of humour.

I have to say that I found the Guide quite funny. However, that's where it stops for me. It's hilarious at the beginning and then manages to loose pace towards the end, when it just becomes strange. I found myself wondering more than once, where the hell the story was going. That's not necessarily always a bad thing, but in this case, I thought the humour didn't quite cover for the deteriorating story line.

I would rate it as funny, but certainly not funnier than Pratchett! I will, however, read the otherones in the series, hoping that Adams was just finding his feet on this one.


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  1. Daniel Lawrence

    I'm afraid the later books are not as good generally though the first few are still pretty awesome. However I would disagree with you that the book is not awesome in its entirety :)

    30 Nov 2004, 02:36

  2. Waddaya mean you only gave it 4 stars?!!!!

    30 Nov 2004, 09:26

  3. Daniel Lawrence

    He meant 5 clearly. He just went insane.

    30 Nov 2004, 13:39

  4. Either that, or he just decided to do quadratic equations, fiendishly difficult ones by all account!

    30 Nov 2004, 15:11


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