This book is about the earth being destroyed and a group of humans, aliens, and robots flying around the galaxy discovering lost worlds, and secrets about the earth.
Arthur Dent awoke to find not only his house was being destroyed but his friend, Ford, was an alien and the earth was going to be destroyed by the Vogons. The Vogons are aliens- why would they Destroy the world? Why, a hyper space bypass of course. Arthur and Ford barley escaped.
Arthur and Ford escape by hitching a ride on the Heart Of Gold. The Heart Of Gold is a space ship that was stolen by Zaphod Bebblebrox. Zaphod BebbleBrox is the President Of The Galaxy. Arthur and Ford fly around with Zaphod BebbleBrox, Marvin the depressed robot, and the computer- the annoying, too happy robot. They found a lost planet, a planet that makes planets.
I like that the book has some really funny ideas that make you laugh. I like the creativity he put in the book. At the of the book the only problem I have is the personalities they are to strait and lean to one thing instead of spreading out the charterers a bit .