The quote is from the most amazing book I’m reading at the moment – Douglas Adams’ trilogy of five “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. The book is the biggest nonsense you’ve ever read yet is wonderfully… smart.
This really is one sci-fi book that even people who don’t like sci-fi would love. It’s stuffed with strange races of people (+ some amazingly intelligent shades of color blue and then some), the weirdest technologies like the Infinite Impossibility Drive and it all is told in a language that cracks me up every time I read. Tried reading Hitchhiker’s in a boring lecture a few days ago and found out that it’s impossible… why? I had to laugh out loud every couple of minutes and the lecturer just wouldn’t understand why…
This book has it all – it’s smart and witty and complete bullsh** at the same time. And I’m willing to go along with the fact that the Ultimate answer to the Life, Universe and Everything is 42, that people are just the 3rd most intelligent species on Earth – a planet that is run by mice to find out the Ultimate question that would suit the answer “42”.
I’ve only reached the middle of this wonderful travel trough space and time with the odd quintet of the Hitchhiker’s – earthlings Arthur and Trillain, president of the Galaxy Zaphod Beeblebrox and his cousin Ford Prefect and the terribly depressive robot Marvin but I’m already willing to put in my “favorite books” list!
So grab your towels and get ready for a ride!!!