The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was August's selection for the fantasy and sci-fi book club my husband and I recently joined. We won't be discussing the books for a couple weeks yet — I read the book selection right away this time, instead of at the last minute — but I figure I can still give my review here in the meantime.
Amazingly, I'd never read the book. I think I'd even seen the movie, but I'd never read the book. It's a short book, of course, and fairly easy to get through. It's also really funny. On the con side, though, I didn't find it all that compelling, and I was really disappointed in the ending. Just seemed like there needed to be a little more to it than that.
I can easily see why it's a classic for sci-fi fans, of course. It's funny and enjoyable to read. I just despise weak endings — it seems like if I'm going to take the time to get through your book, you'd better make it worth my while!