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Le Dernier Restaurant avant la fin du monde (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #2)

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La cuisine anglaise est exécrable. Moins abominable, cependant, que la poésie des Vogons, un peuple fier, ombrageux, et éminemment irritable. D'ailleurs, les Vogons ont fait sauter la planète Terre, soi-disant par erreur. Pas de panique ! Grâce au fabuleux Guide du voyageur galactique, le pauvre Arthur Dent, ex-citoyen britannique désormais apatride et passablement désempa ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Gallimard (first published 1980)
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J.G. Keely
The universe is a joke.

Even before I was shown the meaning of life in a dream at 17 (then promptly forgot it because I thought I smelled pancakes), I knew this to be true--and yet, I have always felt a need to search for the truth, that nebulous, ill-treated creature. Adams has always been, to me, to be a welcome companion in that journey.

Between the search for meaning and the recognition that it's all a joke in poor taste lies Douglas Adams, and, luckily for us, he doesn't seem to mind if you
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Henry Avila
Dec 24, 2013 Henry Avila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Captain Jeltz, our old, not so good friend, ( a callous butcher) from the previous book, is after the stolen spaceship, with the unlikely name,"Heart of Gold", again! On board are Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Trillian, and the ex -President of the Galaxy, the thief, Zaphod Beeblebrox ( nobody cares about Marvin, the annoying robot). The unsmiling captain likes killing, that's what he does best. The fugitive ship is just about to be no more, with the help of the cruel Vogan ( a bad poet too), and h ...more
Algernon
Nov 17, 2015 Algernon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015

There is theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory which states that this has already happened.


Arthur Dent and his companions went through some bizarre and inexplicable adventures after the Earth got blown to bits by Vogons in the opening sequence of the series. They were probably too close to making sense of their situ
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Manny
"It must be nice," mused Ford Prefect thoughtfully, "to know what you're for. I don't have the slightest idea what I'm for. Most sentient beings don't. But you," he continued, turning to Arthur and Trillian. "You know. Part of finding the answer to the Ultimate Question. I'm sure that's comforting at times. "

"You mean the 42 business?" asked Arthur.

"What?" asked Zaphod's left head incredulously, while his right head rolled its eyes. "You mean you fell for that?!"

The rest of this review is avail
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Jason Koivu
Jul 11, 2017 Jason Koivu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Had I read this? I couldn't recall. I knew I'd seen the old tv version, but I wasn't sure I'd actually read the book, so I read it. And why not? It's a hell of a good book, and I'd do it again!

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe is kind of the continuing adventures of Arthur Dent. Honestly, while he's a focal point of book one, he doesn't factor into the sequel as much. This is more about Zaphod Beeblebrox and Ford Perfect, as well as the kitchen sink's worth of whatever zany ideas Douglas
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Ahmad Sharabiani
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #2), Douglas Adams
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980, ISBN 0-345-39181-0) is the second book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction "trilogy" by Douglas Adams, and is a sequel.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: نهم ماه سپتامبر سال 2016 میلادی
عنوان: رستوران آخر جهان، کتاب دوم مجموعه ی پنج جلدی راهنمای کهکشان؛ نویسنده: داگلای آدامز؛ مترجم: آرش سرکوهی؛ تهران، نشر چشمه، 1395، در 217 ص؛ شابک: 9786002292
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Roy Lotz
I was talking to a friend of mine the other day, when he asked me for a book recommendation.

“Nothing too long,” he said. “Or too factual.”

My brain starting racing. Tolstoy? Much too long. Bill Bryson? Much too factual.

“The news?” I suggested.

“No, no,” he said. “A book.”

My mind kept racing through titles.

“Ah, I’ve got it!” I said finally. “Try The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. They are wholly remarkable books.”

This brief conversation encapsulates why I enjoy these books so much. They'
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Emer
"The Universe — some information to help you live in it.

1 - Area: Infinite.
The HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy offers this definition of the word "Infinite".
Infinite: Bigger than the biggest thing ever and then some. Much bigger than that in fact, really amazingly immense, a totally stunning size, "wow, that's big", time. Infinity is just so big that by comparison, bigness itself looks really titchy. Gigantic multiplied by colossal multiplied by staggeringly huge is the sort of concept we're t
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K.D. Absolutely
Aug 23, 2009 K.D. Absolutely rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K.D. by: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (2006-2010); 501 Must Read Books
Better than the first book. This has more funny moments and I just found myself laughing out loud more than when I was reading the first book. I guess it was by design. Douglas Adams had to explain fully his milieu for the series. Since he did that in the first book, his characters now have the whole universe to play around for themselves. So, they just don't hop and hop from one planet to another but also in this one, enjoy a time travel. They went to a restaurant at the end of the universe. Pr ...more
seak
Nov 02, 2013 seak rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
I'm absolutely astounded at how quotable this book is. It's no wonder Douglas Adams suffered from writers block because just about every line in the entire book (and previous book, and probably subsequent books), is perfectly crafted to bring about a chuckle.

In this second book of the trilogy of five (which is now 6 I'm told), our crew of Beeblebrox, Arthur, Trillian, Ford Prefect, and of course the loveable Melvin the depressed robot, has to find the man behind the power, the ruler of the enti
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Cris
Jan 21, 2016 Cris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esta segunda parte de la serie de Douglas Adams mantiene el nivel de la primera en todos los sentidos. Desde las primeras páginas ya es difícil contener las carcajadas. Los diálogos sencillamente geniales y los personajes más disparatados que podrías imaginar hacen de este libro una lectura rapidísima y muy satisfactoria. Los continuos viajes en el tiempo y el espacio y las paradojas que derivan de ellos conducen a los protagonistas por una serie de situaciones inverosímiles y desternillantes. L ...more
Mohammad
Aug 14, 2016 Mohammad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
یه تئوری خیلی معروف می گه هر وقت یه کسی کشف کنه که جهان دقیقاً برای چی به وجود اومده و به چه دردی می خوره، این جهان در همون لحظه ناپدید می شه و جای خودش رو می ده به یه جهان نویی که از جهان قبلی پیچیده تر و عجیب وغریب تره.
یه تئوری دیگه می گه که این اتفاق قبلاً افتاده.

نويسنده كه موفقيت جلد اول رو پشت خودش داشته، در اين جلد طنزي به كار برده كه كمتر از اولي عامه پسنده اما براي خواننده ي پيگير ادبيات جذاب تره. جست وجوي خدا، ملاقات منجي، شوخي هاي زباني و ترجمه ي خوب از ديگر نكات مثبتي بود كه به نظرم ر
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Benjamin Duffy
Back in junior high school, when I was being bussed 30 miles each way to the Magnet School for Gifted Math and Science Students (don't get excited; I washed out of the program in shame and disgrace after two years), the Hitchhiker's Guide series were all my nerdy friends' favorite books. They would throw quotes and in-jokes about Pan-Galactic Gargleblasters and Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts of Kraal back and forth at each other much like some (annoying) people like to do with Monty Python films or ...more
Stephen
2.5 to 3.0 stars. Decent follow up to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. While enjoyable, I did not find myself laughing as often as I did during the first one. With books like this, your mood is often an important factor in determining your level of enjoyment so it could be that I just wasn't as receptive to the story as I might otherwise have been. Good but not great.
Courtney Lindwall
Feb 22, 2009 Courtney Lindwall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Zany Lovers of Ironic Science Fiction
Shelves: 2009
Oh, how I do love Douglas Adams.


I find something really profound in the way Douglas Adams presents life, even through an otherwise nonsensical and just purely humorous book. When I look past the surface, some of life's most thought-provoking themes lie so clearly woven amidst his stories.

Each encounter, each adventure, each beloved character, each twist, each turn; these are all humorous, superbly written, and wonderful, but what I believe Adams does better than his other counter-parts is lace
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David Sarkies
Sep 13, 2016 David Sarkies rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Parking Cars - what else does one do in a car park
13 September 2016

Well, this is annoying. Having just arrived back from Europe, and having travelled half way around a world you could say that I now have the holiday hangover – Jet Lag. Basically I have had about 10 hours sleep in total over the past four days, namely because I go to sleep and suddenly an hour later I am wide awake, laying in bed, wondering whether I should get up and do something, or simply lie there and attempt to get some mor
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Masoud Irannejad
از کتاب اولش (راهنمای کهکشان برای اتواستاپزنها) خیلی بهتر بود ...more
Paul O'Neill
This series is frigging hilarious. Unfortunately, that's the only thing this book has going on. The story was a bit all over the place.

There was also a lack of my favourite character, Marvin.

Not sure if I'll continue with this series as yet. The first book THGTTG is a must read though.
Barry Pierce
Not much to say about this. It's like the first one but not as good. It's a sequel. What do you expect?
Alex Farrand
I didn't think it was as funny as the first book, but still I laughed. It is very quotable, still. Martin Freeman changed voices for each character.

"...The environmentalists lobby do know what's going to hit it, and they claim that the concert will cause earthquakes, tidal waves, hurricanes irreparable damage to the atmosphere, and all the usual things that environmentalists usually go on about.

But I've just had a report that a representative of Disaster Area met with the environmentalists at lu
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Cecily
Hitchhiker's, volume 2.

The beginning of human life on earth and the end of the universe, aided by infinite improbability.

As with the others, it's the ideas and writing that make it so good:

Marvin makes a heavily armoured tank guess what weapon he has (nothing).

"The guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate".

"How are you? Fine if you like being me, which personally, I don't".

"Everything's cool and froody".

"Little expense had been spared to give the impression that no expense had
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Raúl Omar
Dec 26, 2015 Raúl Omar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
I was truly enjoying The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (you can read my review here ) when my sister gave me The Restaurant at the End of the Universe as a birthday present. Then I faced the weirdest conundrum (quite ad hoc for the weirdest book I've erver read): I didn't wanted the book to be over and at the same time I just wanted to finish the book so I could start reading the sequel. Well, the unavoidable happened, and the only reason I didn't undergone an OMG-I-can't-believe-this-is-over ...more
Zahra
«يه تئورى خيلى معروف مى گه هر وقت يه كسى كشف كنه كه جهان دقيقاً براى چى به وجود اومده و به چه دردى مى خوره، اين جهان در همون لحظه ناپديد مى شه و جاى خودش رو مى ده به جهان نويى كه از جهان قبلى پيچيده تر و عجيب و غريب تره.
يه تئورى ديگه مى گه كه اين اتّفاق قبلاً افتاده.»
جلد دوم كتاب «راهنماى كهكشان براى اتواستاپ زن ها» يعنى «رستوران آخر جهان»، با اين جملات شروع مى شه.
زاپود كه سفينه ى قلب طلا رو دزديده و اين كار رو در اصل براى ديدن كسى كه جهانُ اداره مى كنه انجام داده، از رئيس جمهورى خلع مى شه و خ
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Stuart
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe: Serious philosophy camouflaged as comedy
Originally posted at Fantasy Literature
The HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY series can be enjoyed on many levels, so it’s tough to decide how to review it. On the surface, it’s just a zany series of dry British humorous skits ala Monty Python, but when you dig deeper, Douglas Adams has a lot to say about life, the universe, and everything. Taken as a whole, he presents a consistent philosophy that our universe is
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Evan Leach
Very entertaining sequel to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In this book, our heroes...I don't really know how to even begin to summarize the plot. Our heroes are on a quest to get something to eat which leads to adventures through time and space and parallel dimensions and a trip to visit the man who runs the universe. I have always thought that the Hitchhiker books get progressively weirder and weirder. Bear in mind that the first book features pan-dimensional superintelligent mice, so t ...more
Elham
Feb 06, 2017 Elham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: رمان
از اون كتاباييه كه نرم نرم به يه فلسفه غم انگيز اشاره مى كنه، ولى همزمان مى تونه حالتو خوب كنه. بيشتر از هر چيزى به جستجوى معنا براى زندگى اشاره مى كنه، البته بيشتر اشاره مى كنه، اونقدرا هم دنبال معانى ژرف و عميق داخل كتاب نباشيد. در عين حال اين كتاب اونقدر خوب هست كه يه جاهايى خنده رو به لب هاتون بياره و احساس كنيد كه ارزششو داشت.
Gauri
Feb 11, 2017 Gauri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally, science fiction with worthwhile and nuanced commentary that isn't overly Hobbesian! And it's wonderfully comedic as well; it's comprised of black humor that doesn't depress me after I have a long reflection of the author's messages! It pokes fun at the world, and keeps me laughing! Thank you, Douglas Adams, for not taking this world too seriously.

I felt the first book and the first part of this book were alright, in the sense that its jokes made me chuckle and I thought now and then, "
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Manveer
Another great book by Adams. This book as as good as the first, if not better. Never felt like this was actually a different book.

The best thing about the book was that we got to see more of Zaphod and Marvin. These two guys are fucking hilarious! Seriously, these two belong to an elite list of the funniest characters I have ever come across.
I actually can't believe that I had expected Arthur to be the main guy when the series had started. And I really wanted more of Trillian. Arthur and Trilli
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Sara Zovko
Oct 01, 2016 Sara Zovko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nastavak jednako duhovit i sjajan kao i prvi dio, a to se ne događa često jer teško je napisati nastavak klasika i ostati dosljedan.
Ovo je istovremeno sf knjiga i filozofija upakirana u lude likove i njihove pustolovine i vječni odgovor -42, na koji ne postoji(barem ne u ovom nastavku) pitanje.
Znatiželja me vuče dalje i do ostalih knjiga (ovo je naime trilogija u pet dijelova) i nadam se da me na kraju ne čeka razočaranje.
Becky
Sep 15, 2011 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, hilarity
Finally, Douglas Adams pulls me out of my reading funk.

This is not just a book of jokes, it is, but they're *smart* jokes. The book is really full of philosophy, how does language shape a cultures destiny, solipsism, interconnectivity, and the individuals relationship to not just themselves and those around them, but the world. This, however, is all lingering behind the odd and absurdity that is Douglas Adams usual style of writing.

He gets people, man. He gets people.
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Douglas Noël Adams was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. He is best known as the author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Hitchhiker's began on radio, and developed into a "trilogy" of five books (which sold more than fifteen million copies during his lifetime) as well as a television series, a comic book series, a computer game, and a feature film that was co ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (6 books)
  • Young Zaphod Plays It Safe (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #0.5)
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
  • Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #3)
  • So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #4)
  • Mostly Harmless (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #5)

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“The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
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“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”
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