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Took a Freakishly Long Time Reading Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Still Enjoyed It.

by Bia Ahmed, February 8, 2019

It never occurred to me that the book that I delayed reading for so long and was only able to read during my commuting time to university because of my strict schedule these days (Labs, extra courses, and classes just regular and boring stuff) that I would enjoy it so immensely.

Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy was like a breath of fresh air that I only read while traveling. That’s why it took me such an embarrassing amount of time to finish this book. I plan to reread it again because I feel like I missed some essential points in this book because of taking long gaps in the middle.

A whacky, sci-fi read that’ll get you chuckling and shaking your head at the absurdity of the situation. and of course, how can I forget Marvin! that maniacally depressed robot guy. I adored him the most and just wanted to give him a hug. Here are some of my favorite scenes/quotes from this book.

“I’m not getting you down at all am I?” he said pathetically.
“No no Marvin,” lilted Trillian, “that’s just fine, really …”
“I wouldn’t like to think that I was getting you down.”
“No, don’t worry about that,” the lilt continued, “you just act as comes naturally and everything will be just fine.”
“You’re sure you don’t mind?” probed Marvin.
“No no Marvin,” lilted Trillian, “that’s just fine, really … just part of life.”
“Marvin flashed him an electronic look.
“Life,” said Marvin, “don’t talk to me about life. ”

” If there’s anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now. ” -Zaphod Beeblebrox

” For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen. “

“To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.

To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”

P. S. The answer to life, the universe, and everything must be 42, an even number. It was kind of satisfying reading that part because, of course! Half of it is my lucky number.

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