Ever since seeing the beautiful film of this, starring Martin Freeman and of courrrrrrrse the legendary Snape man (Alan Rickman for non-Potterheads), I have felt like I should read this book. I thought that since the film adaptation of Hitchhikers is good, then the book has to be better right? It’s a general rule.
I wasn’t disappointed – it was just as good as the film. In fact, it was EXACTLY like the film. The film is literally the book. The book is the film. I did really enjoy reading it, but I could have watched the film and felt the same feelings and had the same plot. At points, even the exact sentences that characters come out with are identical to those in the film.
Well, I can say that I have finally read the book, but I shouldn’t have bothered really. I guess my advice is: don’t bother reading this book if you have already seen the film. Just put it back on the shelf, and read another book. Learn something and experience something new.
Also, once you’ve seen the film, the depressed robot will always be Alan Rickman and talk with his voice. Always.