on 11-01-2012 10:00 AM
which book of hitch.hikers guide should I begin with? ultimate,etc,+how much fantasy is in it?
on 11-01-2012 12:12 PM
Not really the right area for this post, but I'll answer anyways.
Get book one (Hitchhiker's Guide) if you are not sure that you want to commit to the entire series. Get the Ultimate Edition if you want access to the entire series for a good price (not sure if Eoin Colfer's book 7 is in there or not).
It's very much a Sci Fi story, but in all honesty what makes the book amazing is not really the story. The writing style itself is what is amazing (and pretty much why a GOOD movie adaptation is impossible). The story, to me anyways, is nothing but a framework for a hefty dose of British humor mixed it into a batch of existentialism stirred up with ridiculousness and cultural satire. And it works very very well.