Title: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Author: Douglas Adams
This was quite a fun read from the list of the books that Elon Musk said he would recommend that everyone should read.
It’s about a human on earth, and his friend (who he doesn’t know is an alien from another planet) that spend the last day on Earth, and then by chance hitch a ride with one of the invading alien space ships, right before they blow up the planet.
Reason? It was in the way of a galactic highway, so it had to be removed.
Arthur (the earthling) is then introduced to this Guide book from his alien friend Ford, where he tells him he was revising this Guide to the Galaxy and that it should be used when entering and traveling space.
They get kicked off the ship eventually after the aliens figure out that they were hitchhikers on their vessel, and by luck end up on another space ship that was traveling in the same area.
Arthur and Ford travel with their new space crew in the hopes of finding another planet that the captain was hoping to find. The planet is told to have been only a myth for 5 million years, but the captain is determined to find it and and then trade with them.
Giving away the rest of the story would not be generous from my side. But what I can promise you is that it is quite a different space story than you would otherwise have seen in Star Wars or Star Trek. However, it is crazy at times, but I promise you will have a chuckle every now and then for it is quite an odd, funny, strange story. The book gets a rating from me of 4.0/5
Have a good one!!!