Coincidences in space

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a book with comedy and sci-fi action packed with humorous and strange scenes for instance, there’s a planet that literally makes planets for the universe and protagonists have to listen to the world’s third most annoying thing, which is a poem, sounds exciting, doesn’t it? No doubt about it! The book is based on, believe or not, 20th century. The book gives you a hasty departure right at the start when the Earth is about to be destroyed for a daft reason. There are two protagonists, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect whom get into an exciting adventure thru space. Their adventure is amusing to follow and you really can’t wait what comes next, the plot twists are just absorbing! The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is a part one and there are total of five parts of this exciting storyline to be read.

After reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy gives something to cogitate on how small or even void we are in the universe. There has been made a movie with the same plot and name, and it can be found on YouTube but I prefer the book more, because it’s more exciting and yet more sophisticated, so you might get lost occasionally but don’t worry, I did too.

It is the book that has the mighty number 42, the meaning of life.
Personal rating: 4-/5

You can buy the book from Suomalainen Kirjakauppa and it costs only 13 euros. It has sold over 15 million copies, so why you shouldn’t buy it too? Or you can just lend it from a library.. AND it has stickers that you can tear off and put somewhere!

Difficult words

  1. gnaw – jyrsiä
  2. haemorrhage – verenvuoto
  3. rectify – korjata
  4. contemptuous – halventava
  5. spasm – kouristus
  6. giddily – huimaava
  7. gape – ammottaa
  8. dichotomy – kahtiajako
  9. perish – tuhoutua
  10. peculiar – kummallinen

Click here to see my blog of one of the side characters from this book, it’s a robot!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Iina
    Nov 20, 2010 @ 20:12:54

    First I would like to say: good job! I enjoyed reading your book review, it’s catchy starting from your title, which is good. You didn’t use simple, boring adjectives and that made the text more interesting. Your structure is clear and comphrehensible, but I couldn’t quite understand the first, long sentence. I really like your writing style, you are so excited about the book and it makes the reader excited too! I think you have translated the challenging words properly. And it’s great that you did put the picture of the cover there and also told where it can be bought. You could have told a bit more about your own opinion about the book. I found few mistakes in your grammar, for example thru is not a word, I think you meant through?
    But after all, very good job, I enjoyed!

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