I had never read this book before despite playing the text based game on the Atari home computer years ago. I was delighted at how enjoyable the book was. I have never seen any of the TV shows or films based on this book, but they would be hard pressed to live up to the high standards set by this book. The narrator really adds to the enjoyment of the book. I highly recommend this one.
Listened to the book, then watched the film. The film was, in comparison, no where near as good as the book. So if you've only watched the film and think it would be pointless to get this - you're wrong!
It's amusing for awhile and then it gets kind of pointless. You can't but see that it is a clever book but the level of absurdity you have to be deluged with takes tolerance. The narrator is quite good.
Okay, it was funny at times, but it feels quite dated to me. I'm glad I finally read it, but some part of me wonders what all the fuss was about.
Good, but I can't describe it as great.
This is a story that you can't take too seriously. It's a fun, futuristic romp with interesting characters and humor that is subtle and not so subtle at times. Issues regarding human nature, politics and the meaning of life are all pondered in this book. The story will make you think, laugh and have you searching for the next installment in the series.
For a reader willing to read with an open mind, this is your book. One of the most random and impulsive books which makes the reader wonder what exactly is in their hands, it all forms with one big-banged conclusion. Similar to the Harry Potter series in the way it expands one?s imagination, I recommend this for all ages.