Reading for Pleasure


This month’s book has been recommended by one of our home schoolers in Laleham, UK. He is a SYFI fan, so I thought I would introduce him to some good old fashioned British SYFI.

“Douglas Adam didn’t set out to write SYFI but found himself without too many options after he blew up the Earth in the first chapter according to the blurb. Although, he

wrote for Doctor Who, he also wrote for Monty Python’s Flying Circus and this book is more in line with Monty Python than the SYFI I like to watch. The book has a very zany sense of humour and my Dad was chuffed I read this because he could talk about it. We finally had a book in common! He loved it but then again he would, he has that sense of humour. I would recommend this book if you like a laugh but I am not sure it really counts as SYFI today.”

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adam

Arthur Dent is trying to prevent his house from being bulldozed when his friend Ford Prefect whisks him into outer space. It turns out Ford is an alien who has just saved Arthur from Earth's total annihilation. Ford introduces Arthur to his myriad friends, including many-headed President Zaphod Beeblebrox and sexy refugee Trillian. Arthur makes his way across the stars while seeking the meaning of life, or something close to it.



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