“Life, the Universe and Everything” by: Douglas Adams Book Review

Life, the Universe and Everything by: Douglas Adams Book Review

Sydney Mis, Contributor

The third book in the wonderful series, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, is “Life, the Universe and Everything” by Douglas Adams.  In this amazing book, Arthur and Ford are reunited with Zaphod and Trillian, and their old friend Slartibartfast.  Together, they team up to stop an ancient warship from the planet Krikkit, which plans on destroying the entire universe. And if that doesn’t interest you, I don’t know what will.

This book was significantly more enjoyable than the second book in the series, “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe”. This time, the book is more in-depth and funnier.  The humor plays a major role in the brilliantly crafted plot.  It feels like this book is more important and necessary than the second book.  The two surviving earthlings’ feelings are expressed much more, as they speak about their destroyed home planet.  All the characters’ feelings seem more expressed, especially how they feel about each other.  The ending came together so quickly, and the book couldn’t leave my hands.  The ending of the book had an epilogue, though, and left me hanging for what happens next, so I have no choice but to go read the fourth book, “So long and Thanks for All the Fish”.