Life, the Universe, and Everything

April 22, 2016

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy #3. Author: Douglas Adams.


The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads–so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation. They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered space and time traveler who tries to learn how to fly by throwing himself at the ground and missing; Ford Prefect, his best friend, who decides to go insane to see if he likes it; Slartibartfast, the indomitable vice president of the Campaign for Real Time, who travels in a ship powered by irrational behavior; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-president of the galazy; and Trillian, the space cadet torn between a persistent Thunder God and a very depressed Beeblebrox. How will it all end? Will it end? Only this stalwart crew knows as they try to avert “universal” Armageddon and save life as we know it–and don’t know it! (Summary from Goodreads)

My Thoughts:

It’s like a popular television show that just can’t stop. New things happen every time, old plot lines may even be accidentally advanced, but nothing really changes.

Content Review:

Sexual content: Yet another reference to the “triple-breasted whore of Eroticon Six”. “If you are lucky enough to have your attention distracted by a gorgeous pair of legs”. Character “spent most of his early history lessons plotting how he was going to have sex with the girl in the cubicle next to him”. “Judiciary Pag was already in the Sense-O-Shower with a rather nice member of the jury that he’d slipped a note to half an hour earlier.” Book says girl was “very interested in legal bodies”.

Language: 14 hell, 2 bloody, 2 d***, 2 derogatory names.

Violence: Various planets vaporized in galatic war, robots materialize and start killing bystanders, a reincarnating spirit is accidentally killed by one man in various forms, a depressed bridge collapses and thousands of people on it are drowned.

Book One, Book Two, Book Four, Book Five


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