The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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Takeaway: Not as funny as I remember from 20 years ago, but at less than $10 for all five books on kindle, well worth picking up.

I remember Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy as being one of the funniest books I have ever read.  For some reason I never read the rest of the books in the series.  So when I saw the kindle version of the Ultimate Hitchhiker (all five books) was only $9.99 (it is now a bit less) I picked it up.

Revisiting books that you read 20 years ago is always a bit tricky.  You are not at the same place and different jokes are funny now.  I enjoyed the re-read.  But I did not laugh out loud.  I remember laughing out loud frequently on the original reading.

The rest of the books will be a first reading.  I hope they will be at least as enjoyable as the re-reading was this time, maybe even better.

If you have a kindle, there is no reason not to pick up the Ultimate version.  The single Hitchhiker’s Guide book is just over $6, while the Ultimate is just over $9.

Purchase Links: Ultimate Hardback, Ultimate Kindle, Hickhiker Paperback, Hichhiker Kindle


Love this book. I read it the first time my freshman year in college.

There were definitely moments when I laughed out loud, but I also found the book very ‘smart.’ Had some minor ideas from Philosophy 101 in there. Enjoyed that.

I never read the sequel, but Meghan read every one of them.

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