The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #2) by Douglas Adams

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #2)

Facing 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 improbabilityband 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 Galaxy; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the...

Details The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #2)

TitleThe Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #2)
Release DateJun 23rd, 1997
PublisherDel Rey
Number of pages250 pages
GenreScience Fiction, Fiction, Humor, Fantasy, Comedy, Science Fiction Fantasy, Classics, Funny, Adventure, Audiobook

Reviews The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #2)

  • 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, a...
  • Henry Avila
    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 th...
  • Algernon
    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...
  • 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 yo...
  • K.D. Absolutely
    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 w...
  • 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 bo...
  • seak
    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 fi...
  • Mohammad
    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 قب...
  • Cris
    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...
  • 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
    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 Adam...
  • David Sarkies
    Parking Cars - what else does one do in a car park13 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 someth...
  • 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 (annoy...
  • Masoud Irannejad
    از کتاب اولش (راهنمای کهکشان برای اتواستاپزنها) خیلی بهتر بود از کتاب اولش (راهنمای کهکشان برای اتواستاپ‌زن‌ها) خیلی بهتر بود
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #2), Douglas Adamsکتاب رستوران آخر جهان، جلد دوم مجموعه ی پنج جلدی راهنمای کهکشان برای اتواستاپزنها استعنوان: رستوران آخر جهان، کتاب دوم مجموعه ی پنج جلدی راهنمای کهکشان؛ نویسنده: داگلای آدامز؛ مترجم: آرش سرکوهی؛ ...
  • ConstantReader 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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?
  • 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 ق...
  • Stuart
    The Restaurant at the End of the Universe: Serious philosophy camouflaged as comedyOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureThe 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, h...
  • 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 fe...
  • Elham
    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 ا...
  • Gauri
    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 j...
  • 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...
  • Sara Zovko
    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
    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...
  • Amirabbas Baharfar
    میخواستم بهش امتیاز دو بدم ولی چند فصل آخر که به گذشته زمین رفتن و با اجداد انسانها دیدار کردن خیلی برام جالب بود و به همین دلیل امتیاز سه میدم
  • Joe
    There are two major plot threads woven into the first two books of the Hitchhiker's series. The more well-known regards the destruction of the Earth, pan-dimensional mice and the ultimate 2-digit number. Less famous, but equally integrated into the narrative, is a story of inter-galactic conspiracy, the pursuit of power and self-performed brain-modification. For 'the true ruler of the universe' must be found and the enigmatic Zaphod Beeblebrox co...
  • Kaitlin
    The first book in this series I actually listened to on audiobook, which I think is the best format to consume these books because originally they were a radio show I believe. I think that the absurdity and fun of this series is just entertaining to listen to, but for the second one I actually read the book rather than listening to it. I think it's a book which still works in visual form, but it's just excellent when read aloud and some of the so...
  • Connor
    This book is based on the fact that Zaphod Beeblebrox is looking for the ruler of the Universe to fulfill a plan that he doesn't even know he had because he had part of his memory removed. Part of the problem is, though, only three people know he exists and even they don't know where he is. Another problem is is that the ship he and his companions' ship is not working because Arthur Dent made it try to figure out how to make tea. All of this lead...