The Ultimate Book Lover Round 8
The Final Round
1. Wildcard. Create any set you want. There are no rules, so long as your set is inspired by your book. (done)
"...the next thing that happened after that was that the Heart of Gold continued on its way perfectly normally with a rather fetchingly redesigned interior. It was somewhat larger, and done out in delicate pastel shades of green and blue. In the center a spiral staircase, leading nowhere in particular, stood in a spray of ferns and yellow flowers and next to it a stone sundial pedestal housed the main computer terminal. Cunningly deployed lighting and mirrors created the illusion of standing in a conservatory overlooking a wide stretch of exquisitely manicured garden. Around the periphery of the conservatory area stood marble-topped tables on intricately beautiful wrought-iron legs. As you gazed into the polished surface of the marble the vague forms of instruments became visible, and as you touched them the instruments materialized instantly under your hands. Looked at from the correct angles the mirrors appeared to reflect all the required data read-outs, though it was far from clear where they were reflected from. It was in fact sensationally beautiful.
Relaxing in a wickerwork sun chair, Zaphod Beeblebrox said, “What the hell happened?”
“Well, I was just saying,” said Arthur, lounging by a small fish pool, “there’s this Improbability Drive switch over here …” he waved at where it had been. There was a potted plant there now.
“But where are we?” said Ford, who was sitting on the spiral staircase, a nicely chilled Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster in his hand.
“Exactly where we were, I think …” said Trillian, as all about them the mirrors suddenly showed them an image of the blighted landscape of Magrathea, which still scooted along beneath them." (chapter 18)
- one of my favorite scenes from the book! :)
2. Review. Give a short synopsis of your book, then explain what it is you love about it. (done)
"Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.
Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have") and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox--the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years."
I loved the book, obviously (lol), or I wouldn't have picked it for this challenge.
Science-fiction is my fave genre - but that wasn't THE thing that made the book so interesting - it was the (British) humor. :)
And now, because I don't really know how to write reviews, here are some nice thoughts stolen from the internet:
"...if you want to sit down and read a serious book about aliens destroying Earth, may we recommend H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds? Because The Hitchhiker's Guide is hilarious. It laughs in the face of death and destruction."
"I think this book is an easy read and can be a great book to try and tackle when you have a free weekend. As long as you can deal with some of Douglas Adams' random interjections and side stories you will be fine. Besides that there is a lot of humor and the author always keeps you thinking every single chapter."
"The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is an imaginative intergalactic adventure, well worth reading again and again."
3. Title your set: Title, GENRE / BL Round 8 (done)
- Like your teams tag... (done)
&&, i would definitely join the season 2 of the Book Lovers Challenge! :)