The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Google eBook)
"DOUGLAS ADAMS IS A TERRIFIC SATIRIST."
--The Washington Post Book World
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 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 Galaxy; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the three-armed, two-headed ex-president of the galaxy; Tricia McMillan, a fellow Earth refugee who's gone native (her name is Trillian now); and Marvin, the moody android who suffers nothing and no one very gladly. Their destination? The ultimate hot spot for an evening of apocalyptic entertainment and fine dining, where the food (literally) speaks for itself.
Will they make it? The answer: hard to say. But bear in mind that the Hitchhiker's Guide deleted the term "Future Perfect" from its pages, since it was discovered not to be!
"What's such fun is how amusing the galaxy looks through Adams' sardonically silly eyes."
--Detroit Free Press
From the Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Nickidemus - LibraryThing
The Basics The second book in the Hitchhiker’s Guide Series, we get more crazy hijinks. Primarily, Zaphod is set on a mission not of his own making to find the ruler of the universe, and Arthur and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AliceAnna - LibraryThing
Either this wasn't as stupid as the first Adams book, or he's simply growing on me. Some of it really did strike me as humorous and not all of it was quite as sophomoric as the first book. Read full review