darkwingduckie7 (darkwingduckie7) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Book #21: Life, the Universe and Everything

Book #21

Title: Life, the Universe and Everything

Author: Douglas Adams

Pages: 229

Genre: Science Fiction, Space Adventure

Stars: ***** (5.5/5) – It was that brilliant!

Summary: The adventure continues for Arthur Dent, Ford Perfect, Zaphod Beeblebrox, Trillian, and Marvin.

Review: Ouch! My head hurts! When reading so much of this series, there are times I feel just like Arthur Dent (and respond in a similar way through staring with my mouth open like my brain stopped working for a moment). Again, another brilliant hit by Adams, the third in the series.

I don’t know if I just got used to Adams’ writing style or can interpret between the lines better but I’m finding more critiques of society, technology, politics, human nature, evolution, religion, etc. in this one than the first two. My favorite quote is, “He wasn’t sure whether he just got space sickness or religion.” It seemed that his atheistic views came out more here than in the previous two as well.

The adventure here is just as random (and yet not) and hilarious that kept me laughing the whole way through. And I’ll shut up as not to spoil the fun.
Tags: sci-fi

  • January 2021 - Books 1 to 6

    1. The Long Way Home by Louise Penny Inspector Gamache is now retired in Three Pines when he’s recruited to help one of his friends find her…

  • December 2020 - Books 71 to 76

    71. Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park A young mixed-race girl moves with her widowed father to a fledgling South Dakota town in 1880. This is the…

  • Book 12

    Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow, did I love this one. A girl and her ghost dog, Kirby? Yes please. Let me start…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment