I’ve wanted to read all of these books for quite some time now, and now I finally can. But with such an abundance of words, which one do you choose to start with?
Easy, to fulfill my need for as much stories as possible, I’ll start out with the thinnest: Pratchett’s ‘The Colour of Magic’ which, after 50 pages or so, seems to follow a pretty naive tourist, guided by a dropout wizard.
Next: ‘The Silmarillion’ tells us the tale of the First Age of Tolkien’s world, a very long time before the story of The Lord of the Rings. The Lord of the Rings referred back to names and stories from the First Age, so it sparked my curiosity.
And last but not least: ‘The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide’, a collection of five Hitchhiker novels: ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’, ‘The Restaurant at the End of the Universe’, ‘Life, the Universe and Everything’, ‘So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish’, ‘Mostly Harmless’ and a bonus story ‘Young Zaphod Plays it Safe’. It follows a man, Arthur Dent who is rescued from Earth just moments before it is demolished to make place for a hyperspace bypass. His rescuer, Ford Prefect, is a researcher for the Guide.