I’m a little concerned about this one. This is probably one of the first true scifi books I ever read, and I really want the movie to be at least decent. When I think about the changes that have been made I try to remember that Douglas Adams changed the story everytime he had the chance. The original radio program is different from the novel. The BBC television series is different from the novel and the radio program, and the picture book (which is a rare item…and I have one nyah nyah nyah) is different from all previous versions. So obviously Adams viewed it as a work in progress.
Kevin Smith (the link is to his blog) has posted a review for Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. If you don’t want to know anything about the movie, don’t read it. Smith reveals a lot of plot points. You have been warned.
Just a little trivia for non-nerds: The title of Return of the Jedi was originally Revenge of the Jedi. He even had posters printed up with that title, but at the last moment the studio thought the title was too harsh and they changed it to the less agressive “Return.”