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.