The story stars a semi-normal human named Arthur Dent. This Brit lives a pleasant life consisting of nothing out of the extraordinary. This all changes one day when he awakes to big yellow bulldozers outside on his lawn. Arthur’s house is set to be leveled and paved over to make a new freeway. Oddly enough, the same thing is about to happen to the whole damned Earth. After his best-mate Ford Prefect shows up, taking Arthur off planet, space-travel shenanigans ensue.
These books are absolutely brilliant. The humor is phenomenal, being satirical in nature, keeping me in stitches the whole time. The sci-fi action is perfectly blended with the humor, becoming a symbiote of awesome.
The book itself is beautiful, the hardcover leather-like binding is amazing and the cover art is pretty as hell. The book has a great weight to it, not being too heavy, but not too light. The pages are easy to turn and rarely stick together. The book comes with a blue ribbon place holder, which is attached to the binding. To sum it up simply, the book is one of the best looking (in my humble opinion anyways).
So in total, this book is a master piece. Combining all five books into one beautifully bound edition was a great idea, and it was done perfectly.