Douglas Adams – Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Audiobooktext
If there was a humor world cup, the British would have a good chance of winning. “Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Audiobook” is yet another glaring proof that the English are the masters of the absurd and the nonsense. It only took me a day to read the 1st volume of this 5-volume trilogy. I devoured it and got a lot of hair.
Douglas Adams imagines lots of crazy and improbable situations but while achieving the feat of offering a well-conducted and well-constructed story where all these nonsensical situations are linked together in a coherent way. I never had the impression of reading a jumbled text, all the elements seemed to me to fit perfectly into each other. In fact, I had the impression that the author knew perfectly well where he was going, which is no small feat in the register of absurd humor, often a pretext for anything.
The mad-mad side is found in the situations imagined by the author, in the characters, human or not, in the dialogues.
There is a small drop in the middle of the book but it does not last very long and does not affect the pleasure of reading. “Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Free Audiobook” is funny, very funny even, which is better for a comedy. the novel didn’t just get me a few polite smiles. Reading it I had a constant smile on my face (which can make it look silly, I prefer to prevent) and very often I laughed loudly (which can sound crazy, I prefer to prevent).
If you’re into Monty Pythons, I encourage you to jump on this pinnacle of absurd humor. In one book (but I’m not going to stop there) I found in Douglas Adams a new darling.
In the register of humor, fantasy has Terry Pratchett and SF has Douglas Adams (yes, that’s good that way).