Recently Justin borrowed this omnibus edition of The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and I thought this would be a good time for me to read it for the first time. I tried to watch the movie when it came out on DVD, but I got bored and couldn't really get through the whole thing. I liked reading the books much better. I started off strong, but when I got to about the halfway point of the 3rd book, I started losing steam. I really like all of the Britishness and quirky humor and I grew pretty fond of a couple of the characters, but I did start to tire of it. Once I got into the forth book, I picked up speed again, because I really liked reading about Arthur's character more and I liked when he met Fenchurch. I'm glad that Zaphod and Trillian kind of faded into obscurity, because I never really liked them. I really liked all of the adventures in space and how everything pointed out the ridiculousness of our own world. I think my favorite part was the bit about the planet that shipped away all of their middlemen (management consultants, phone sanitizers, etc.) to another planet so they couldn't waste anyone's time anymore. If you haven't read this yet, I would recommend this book to anyone who's into incredibly British humor, satire, or light sci fi. I'm going to give the movie another go I think.