Julia Kochmann Kochmann itibaren Shobhavadla Lashkar, Gujarat, Hindistan
I don't know. I *want* to like the Hitchiker's series but I think I'm spoiled from Dirk Gently. I don't necessarily have a problem with books that lack continuous forward motion but at a certain point, excellent wordsmithing and a terrific sense of humor just don't make up for a lack of story.
I can't believe I made it this far through life without reading it. But man, although it sounds cliche, this is still very timely despite being written 50 years ago. Ray Bradbury's got some foresight. I particularly found Beatty's discussion at Montag's house evident of that. I liked his afterword too in my edition where he discusses some of the decisions he made as a young writer. A good way to "wrap up" some of the details without changing the original text.
This book was recommended to me on Amazon.com. I like a "chick lit" book from time to time. I found this book fun! It was light easy reading as well as charming. I think I will be looking for more from the author. And I hope they are as good as this one was. The basic story line is about a wealthy to do young New Yorker who takes on a "project" to turn a plain Jane into a socialite in the span of a few months. Some of the things that occur are somewhat predictable but overall were believable (that is my gripe with many other "chick lit" books).