Don’t Panic!

This week I’m recommending a book I first read years ago, but to this day it makes me laugh. Mixing hilarity, adventure and science fiction, Douglas Adams wrote the world-famous Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in 1979. It sold more than 250,000 copies in the first three months, and it’s been translated into more than 30 languages. If you are still doubting it’s popularity, check out International Towel Day on 25 May – a day where fans carry a towel with them as instructed in the book.

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“The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” This quote from The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (the second book in the Hitchhiker series), is why I fell in love with the books. The unexpected twists and absurd events are what makes this book a very amusing read. After the fifth book, people have described it as; A trilogy in five parts, The book that gives a whole new meaning to the word ‘trilogy’, and my favourite; The fifth book in the increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhiker’s Trilogy.

So, for your next read you should try The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; books filled to the brim with action, hilarity, improbabilities, space travel and adventure. And remember – smiles are contagious 😀

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