"Take no heed of her...She reads a lot of books."
~Jasper Fforde

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Authorized Adaptation Graphic Novel (Douglas Adams/John Carnell)

Cover of Book 2 of 3

I have loved the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series from the moment I started the first book.  After having polished off all five in the inaccurately named trilogy, I started to look for other sources of Douglas Adams hilarity and fun.  And that's when I stumbled upon this little gem, back in my freshman year of high school.

One of the biggest complaints about this book is that it's so abridged.  That's of course, to be expected, seeing as any adaptation usually loses a little of the meat from the original piece.  Still, what we are left with is a full and funny story, although, it does not hurt to be more than a little familiar with the original book before starting to read this version.  And if one does start with this version, it shouldn't the the only Hitchhiker's  experience you have.  There are so many hilarious jokes and blunders left out (not enough room or not conducive for the medium), and it would be a shame to miss out on all of them!

While it might not be the most accurate, I still cannot help but have a great time whenever I read this collection.  Instead of one full book, I had to purchase mine in the three installments in comic book form.  Still worthwhile reading, of course, but it's a bit more time consuming when you have to track down all three comic books and take them out of their plastic sleeves to read them (wow....that sounds really lazy, haha!)

If you're a fan of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, I would recommend checking this book out.  If you haven't read the original series yet, I cannot recommend the books more highly.  Go check those out and them come back to read this one.  You'll be glad you did :)

1 comment:

  1. Useful info. Fortunate me I found your web site by accident, and I'm stunned why
    this coincidence did not came about earlier! I bookmarked it.

    My page


Thanks for visiting! Please feel free to comment ;)