DON'T PANIC...Holy Random! Years ago when Badone told me that I needed to read it I had no idea what I was in for! It was great...but so everywhere! It starts out with the Earth being destroyed! And ends with no real answers! It's awesome!
Arthur Dent the most ordinary unextrordinary human narrowly escapes being destroyed with the Earth, because his best friend Ford Prefect, turns out to be not so human! Prefect from a planet near Betelgeuse, helps him hitchhike a ride off the planet and we're off, on a journey that will keep you guessing the entire time. Douglas Adams is a genious! His humor is off the board yet still makes sense in a strange way!