The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

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Harmony Books, 1981 - Fiction - 250 pages
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Facing annihilation at the hands of the warlike Vogons, Arthur Dent hurtles through space powered by pure improbability and is desperately in search of a place to eat. Among Arthur's shipmates are Ford Prefect, a long-time friend and contributor to the The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the three-armed, two-headed ex-president of the galaxy; Tricia McMilan, a fellow Earth refuge who's gone native (her new name is Trillian); and Marvin, who suffers nothing and no one gladly. This is the sequel to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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Fun satirical reading in the same vein as The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Arthur Dent's adventures across the universe continue as he, along with a few characters first encountered in the ... Read full review

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The sequel to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Adams' second book follows the first one so well it seems more like the lost second half. Very funny, very crazy, and very fun to read.

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1981)

Douglas Noel Adams (sometimes referred to Bop Ad because of his distinctive signature) was born in Cambridge, England, on March 11, 1952 and educated at St. John's College at Cambridge University. He graduated with honors in English Literature in 1974. In addition to being a writer/editor for radio, television, and stage, Adams has worked as a hospital reporter, barn builder, and radio producer. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 1979, one of his bestselling humor and science-fiction novels, was originally a radio series. It was the first in a four-book series that includes The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe, and Everything; and So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. He once stated that the idea for his first novel came while he was "lying drunk in a field in Innsbruck and gazing at the stars." He pokes fun at humanity by mixing science fiction with humor. Adams's additional books include The Meaning of Liff; The Deeper Meaning of Liff; Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency; The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul; and Mostly Harmless. He has also co-authored the book Last Chance to See, about endangered species. Douglas Adams died May 11, 2001 of a heart attack in Santa Barbara, California at the age of 49.

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