The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Wed 07 January 2015 by Thejaswi Puthraya

"Don't Panic" reads the sticker on the cover of the book. Earth gets destroyed by an alien race and Arthur Dent, a human has lost his home and planet and is now travelling in space with Ford, an alien. Arthur is in a state of panic and doesn't have an idea where they are, what to do when they catch up with Ford's cousin, Zaphod and travel to Magrathea, a planet that is just getting out of a hibernation after the planet real estate industry crashed. On this planet they meet a planet designer, who narrates the story of "The Deep Thought" computer and it's "Answer to the Question of Life" (the one whose answer is 42!).

This is a damn hilarious book but with a very thin story. It makes for a great reading when one is down and doesn't want to spend any grey cells.