The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #2)
Among Arthur's motley shipmates are Ford Prefect, a longtime friend and expert...more
"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 in my...more
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...more
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...more
The world was supposed to end last December 21, 2012. Oh, let's just say it did. The molten core of the earth suddenly felt like belching out to the surface killing all of...more
Thankfully, I enjoyed the whole restaurant business just as much as the first. It felt a lot easier to read, presumably because the characters are all embedded in my mind now, and finding a two-h...more
I am in awe of how Adams works language. It's just a joy to read. I didn't stop laughing nearly the entire time reading this. So many random moments like lifts that talk back, mistakes with contraception and time machines and other random, random things.
The ending just kinda fizzled off and left me wanting to know what happens next - not so much a cliff hanger but defin...more
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...more
And so begins the second book in Adams' Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy series. Arthur Dent and friends are back for a gastronomic experience that they'll never forget, at the only restaurant in the galaxy where you can wa...more
Recommended for: Sci-fi fans, fans of the first book
When all questions of space, time, matter and the nature of being have been resolved, only one question remains – ‘Where shall we have dinner?’ The answer, of course, is at The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. So begins the second volume of Arthur Dent’s travels through the Universe, continuing the weirdness and just plain improbability of the first book. Just remember: ‘Don’...more
The 90's is wonderful, and the universe is the biggest joke in the history of...history.
The story picks up with our heroes in a near death experience, but that's the least of Arthur Dent's problems. You know why? Because he wants a cup of tea, but nothing on the ship computes. Tea?!?! Preposterous.
You know what starts off the big adventure in this b...more
The category that this book completes ‘is a book written by a male author.’ I thought that this category was interesting, as I usually read books written by female authors. Not that I choose books based on the gender of the au...more
For anyone interested in science-fiction, Douglas Adams ‘Hitch-hiker’s guide to the galaxy’ is indispensable reading, as too are those books within the series that follow. He is an author who defines sci-fi, with a uniquely identifiable style and out-of-this world concepts that continue to dazzle and amaze. This is the book that everyone is talking about across galaxies. This is the stuff o...more
"I am so amazingly cool you could keep a side of meat in me for a month. I am so hip I have difficulty seeing over my pelvis."
"If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, their brains start working.”
"Infinite: Bigger than the b...more
It's so funny that I still laugh at childish jokes that don't even make that much sense! I thought I was smarter than that, but if I'm not, I'm happy. This is definitely a series to read, it's just too much to miss out on!
As the second book of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of Universe picks Arthur Dent up from where he was, in the middle of a c...more
It starts off with the Vogons trying to anhilliate Zaphod's crew and the Heart of Gold while the ship is occupied with trying to make tea per Arthur's request. They escape, and Zaphod finds himself once again trying to evade the police. (view spoiler)[ He encounters Zarniwoop, who is to help him with the next step of his intentionally forgotten plan.In an e...more
Book Name: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Writer: Douglas Adams
Genre: Science Fiction
Target Audience: I recommend this book the all people who wants to learn about the meaning of life. It's language is not very hard to understand and also it is very funny.
I choose this book because before this book, I read "The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and I love it. Then I think that I should read the all books of this series. The Restaurant at the End of The Univ...more
"DOUGLAS ADAMS IS A TERRIFIC SATIRIST."--The Washington Post Book WorldFacing annihilation at the hands of the warlike Vogons is a curious time to have a craving for tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his curious comrades in arms as they hurtle across space powered by pure improbability--and desperately in search of a place to eat.Among Arthur's motley shipmates are Ford Prefect, a longtime friend and expert contributor to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the...more
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Book Two of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series is easily as funny, if not funnier, than the first. Somehow, it's able to squeeze in jokes nearly every other sentence, frequent word play, likeable characters, and plot.
The story follows Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Zaphod Beeblebrox, Trillian, and Marvin the depressed robot on their search for the question to the answer of life. The part of Zaphod's brain previously blocked to him starts to push through, and leads them on a quest to find th...more
Douglas Adams has this way of using Deus ex Machina to produce profound humorous effects. It makes his work rather bizarre and zany but it is all the more endearing for that. Because without all the quirky, silly comedy, the flippant lines, the weird and random happenings his work...more
This is the second installment of the Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy. If you have not read the first book this is a quick recap. The earth is destroyed by aliens and Arthur Dent was the only who survived. An alien named Ford Prefect took Arthur with him to space so that he can start a new life. There, they go on a crazy adventure as Arthur tries to adjust to everything. As the second book begins Arthu...more
My book review is on “The Restaurant at The End of The Universe”. This book is the sequel to “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy”. It is about aliens blowing up the Earth. One guy escapes on a spaceship with a robot with a depressive OS and the president of the galaxy, except he isn’t the president anymore because he stole a spaceship which was the one the guy, named Arthur, is on. All the ex president wants to do is find a place to eat. But Arthur wants coffee. When he tells the ship to make...more
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In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”