Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams

Usually, I would choose whether or not to read a book based on its cover and title— I would only read a book if I like its title and/or cover. And to be honest, I like neither the title nor the cover of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. However, because this book was ranked fourth on a Top 100 Sci-Fi Book List, I decided to read it anyway, just in case that I had misjudged it.

 I hadn't. 

From the very beginning, I just didn't find this book interesting. The style, the plot, the characters—everything. Also, I simply disliked the author's "humor." I feel that there were parts that were supposed to be funny, yet I just found myself unable to laugh at these parts. In fact, I found them to be quite... pretentious (not sure if it's the right word).

 I didn't like this book. I actually tried to like it, but I just couldn't .