The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy–Douglas Adams

I’m a Grade A Dummy. I was maybe halfway through this book when I decided that I would watch the movie to compare…while reading the book. I don’t know what in the world possessed me to think this was a good idea, but I did.

I broke my own Book Code. I can’t believe it. I’m ashamed of myself.

Because, like The Princess Bride, the movie was exactly like the book. So after I finished watching the damn movie I was left reading this book which was just a slower version of watching it and I was so mad at myself for doing that that I couldn’t really enjoy or appreciate it.

On the other hand, it was also a brilliant book and I’m happy to say that my mother (or brother?) has the books here at home so I can keep going with the rest.

Read, read, read, and THEN watch the movie if you are so inclined.

And no, I’m not giving you a synopsis since I figure you’ve heard of it.

Constant vigilance.


2 thoughts on “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy–Douglas Adams

  1. Thanks for the tip! Though it might be too late for me. When my husband realized I had never read the book, or seen the movie, I thought he would go into shock then and there. To avoid a hospital visit, I agreed to watch the movie. Now we have the book and I keep staring it wondering if I should pick it up. It’s a LONG book.

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