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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe | Douglas Adams
"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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mobill76

""...as a result of an argument with the ghost of my great grand-father. No sooner had I got there that my former self, the one that operated on my brain, popped into my head and said 'Go see Zarniwoop'...
"Mr. Beeblebrox, sir," said the insect in awed wonder, "you are so weird you should be in movies."
"Yeah," said Zaphod patting the thing on a glittering pink wing, "and you, baby, should be in real life.""

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RamsFan1963
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I can understand why some people might not like this as much as the beloved first book. It's not as wacky, hectic or quotable but the sly Adam's humor is still there in force. From a visit to Milliways (the restaurant of the title) to the true ancestors of man on Earth, it's a rollicking joyride. 4💥💥💥💥 1/4
2nd book finished for #SuperSeptember readathon @Andrew65 @EadieB

Now on to Book 3: Life, The Universe and Everything

EadieB @RamsFan1963 You‘re certainly killing these books 📚 by Douglas Adams! Great job! (edited) 13mo
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youngreadrshelf
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Ford, Arthur, Zaphod, and Trillian are back for more universal wackiness. They are avoiding capture and death. Zaphod has a mission but he can‘t remember what it is. Just a fun romp through the galaxy. Although I was disappointed that Trillian didn‘t have anything to do. She was so resourceful in the first book.

Libby1 I had the same thoughts about Trillian in this one! 14mo
youngreadrshelf @Libby1 i hope she‘s got a bigger part in the next one! 14mo
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Cruble88
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Having just finished the first book I am so excited to start this one!!! I love the silliness and the adventure in the first book and this one seems taking right off from the first. #42 #TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse #longtitle #Ford #Vogons🤢

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persephone1408
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#curiouscovers
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs
Day 15: Stars (which I'm obsessed with)
The restaurant at the end of the universe by Douglas Adams. 💖🌟✨💫👽

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻✨📚 1y
TiminCalifornia Such a fun book. Great choice! 1y
Eggs Well done 👍🏼🌟👏🏻 1y
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AFrostCauseReads
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I love Douglas Adams quick wit and quirky way of looking at things. This is chalk full of British humor, peppered with real moments of wisdom, and creative sci-fi predicaments. The characters are wild and out there, and only seem fitting for the wild ride the plot of the book takes you on.

This is the second in the Hitchhiker‘s series, and I‘m very much looking forward to reading the ones that follow 🚀🤖🍽👽

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j.rye
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Weird af, man. But I liked it (just not as much as hitchhikers)

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ctelford
Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️ - absolutely bonkers. The first book I enjoyed the how bizarre and well put together it was, however I think book number 2 feels as though it took a step too far as it felt difficult to remember/follow the story at times. That being said, I still enjoyed the book and will continue to finish the saga...now, where can I buy my next pair of shoes?

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rwmg
Pickpick

Fun but the early parts don't stick in the memory like the first one. I had completely forgotten about the Frogstar scenes. I only remembered the scenes in the restaurant and the B Fleet coming to Earth.

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Whalien99
Mehso-so

4 stars

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rwmg
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bhargav
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Pickpick

What a book to end 2020 !!

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rabbitprincess
Pickpick

I enjoyed this much more in print than in audio. I think I‘m going to have to watch the miniseries again soon!

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rabbitprincess
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« The major problem [of time travel] is quite simply one of grammar »

« The event will be described differently according to whether you are talking about it from the standpoint of your own natural time, from a time in the further future, or a time in the further past »

« the term ‘Future Perfect‘ has been abandoned since it was discovered not to be »

Libby1 I thought this passage was so funny! 2y
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wanderinglynn
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#dailytarot

The phrase “at the edge of the unknown” made me think of the tagged book.

“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.”

Annie1215 Love this theory 😳 thanks for playing! 2y
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reading_rainbow
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I love all these characters

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reading_rainbow
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🪐🤪👍🏼🛸🌌

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rabbitprincess
Bailedbailed

I had to bail on the audio. I love Martin Freeman, but the American accent he used for Zaphod was incredibly grating, and this book spends a LOT of time with Zaphod. Would have liked to hear Mark Wing-Davey (Zaphod from the 1981 miniseries) narrate it instead. I did like the voice of Gargravarr and the Vogon though.

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freeatlast1137
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Mehso-so

The sequel to the "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy". As much as I loved the first book, I did not get as much enjoyment for this one.

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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📖 tagged
✒ Taylor Jenkins Reid
🎥 The Replacements 📺 Reba
🎸 Rancid & Reel Big Fish

🎶 Roots Radical & Ruby Soho (Rancid); Right Now (SR-71); Root Down (Beastie Boys); Rock This Town (Stray Cats); Rock DJ (Robbie Williams); Roadhouse Blues (Doors); Rise Above This (Seether); Ring of Fire (Social D); Rehab (A.Winehouse); Rebel Girl (Bikini Kill); Ready to Go (Republica); Ready Steady Go (GenX); The Red (Chevelle)
#ManicMonday #LetterR @joscho

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nanuska_153
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As the first one of the series, this book is very funny and at equal parts insightful and incredibly absurd. Can't wait to read the third book of this "trilogy of five"

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nanuska_153
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Gotcha! XD

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nanuska_153
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We rather have the Earth "covered with tar, full of smoke and short of fish" because it is better than the uncomfortable hassle of thinking about all the disadvantages that come with many of our every day decisions and (God forbid!) than taking responsibility for them

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sarahlandis
Mehso-so

I think this series is overrated and each book is worse than the last. the first one was the best

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OrangeMooseReads
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A fun continuation of the Hitchhiker series. I laughed out loud a couple times.

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OrangeMooseReads
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Started this yesterday. I need some humor after some of the books I‘ve been reading and of course with all that‘s going on.
#ifidontlaughillcry

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BaroqueBee
Pickpick

Just as good as the first! I can‘t get enough of these books!

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Shamzi
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What and where is the RESTAURANT AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE you ask!!!
Well here is your answer, and the restaurant is called MILLIWAYS!!!
Here you can meet and dine with a fascinating cross-section of entire population of space and time whilst watching the whole of creation explode!!

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thebacklistbook

The show #restaurantontheedge did an episode in my town and they screwed it up. Lois Lane antiques is in another town. Also the designer didn't do anything. She painted it darker blue. I checked the website and it's the same menu they have had since taking it over. I sure hope they got good exposure at least.

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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A solo business trip = reading time!
I made it about 1/3 through this one on my way back to San Antonio today. Since I'm here alone, I can hibernate for a few hours & finish it up this week.

Louise I‘m currently listening to a collection of short pieces that was put together after Douglas Adams died. He was such a talent! 3y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Louise I don't normally read sci-fi but the first one was pretty delightful so I figured I would give book 2 a chance. I think any of these writers who come up with these crazy worlds are huge talents. 3y
Louise You might enjoy his delightful book about endangered species. I had the great good fortune of attending a reading of his while he was promoting this book in Europe in the nineties. 3y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Thanks @Louise I'll have to check it out. 3y
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Jari-chan
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I did better than I expected - 38 books, 1 of those an audio book. This was a very mixed month with great books I loved and also such I really didn't like. But I've finished my #Popsugarchallenge2019 which I'm happy about.

Sadly, I wasn't really able to participate in #LetsTravelAugust 😞

See you in September!

#AugustStats #AugustWrapUp

LiljaPleasant Wow... Just WOW!!! Let's see, if my funny little system works for me in september. ^^ 3y
Jari-chan @LiljaPleasant I really wonder if it works for you as well 😁 3y
LiljaPleasant @Jari-chan I'd say we'll soon find out 😁 3y
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DPgirl
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Listening to one of my favourite books while I work on my knitting project 🎧🤖💗

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jackilynn
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Not as much fun as the 1st book in the series but still highly entertaining.

**art found on Google**

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jackilynn
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Well, that's family for you 😂

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Robothugs
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“I am so hip I have difficulty seeing over my pelvis.” The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Douglas Adams

readordierachel 😂😂 3y
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Robothugs
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Hanging out with the lovely Lulu this evening while settling down to read this. 😻 #CatsOfLitsy

AlaMich What a unique and beautiful face she has! 3y
TheLibrarian She‘s two-faced like my kitty!! 😻 3y
Molly_the_mezzo Such a beautiful kitty! 3y
Robothugs @TheLibrarian She does! What a pair of beauties!! 😻😻 @AlaMich @Molly_the_mezzo she thanks you both! 😉 3y
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"Why can‘t people just learn to live together in peace and harmony?” said Arthur.
Ford gave a loud, very hollow laugh.
“Forty-two!” he said with a malicious grin. “No, doesn‘t work. Never mind."

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Those are two hoopy froods right there. 3y
Bookwomble @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Indeed! I've tried imagining Arthur voiced by Al Pacino and Ford by John Malkovich, but they keep coming out as Jones and Dixon 😊 3y
Leftcoastzen 👏😂 3y
rretzler Love, love, love that series! 3y
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Bookwomble
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“How can I tell that the past isn't a fiction designed to account for the discrepancy between my immediate physical sensations and my state of mind?”

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Lara.Tomme
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I like these books a lot. It is weird and funny. Also like the subject of the galaxy and the universe. Definitely enjoyed reading it!

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Brie
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The second book in the series. Honestly the plot takes a backseat to the jokes mostly but I still enjoyed this adventure!

Soubhiville The cow in the restaurant 😂🤣😂🐄 3y
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Confused_child_of_the_universe
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I don't need this existential crisis right now Doug!

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Confused_child_of_the_universe
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Oh marvin

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madamereadsalot1
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gradcat This is sooo great 👍😂 4y
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wanderinglynn
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#GiGiBookBox

I‘d love to travel in space to visit other worlds & particularly love eat at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, a 5-star restaurant situated at the end of time and matter.

“If you've done six impossible things this morning, why not round it off with breakfast at Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe."

Thanks @GondorGirl for the opportunity to win! ?

GondorGirl This is my husband's answer as well. He'll be glad to know he's not the only hoopy frood who knows where his towel is! ❤ 4y
wanderinglynn Hell yeah! 🙌🏻 I never leave the house without my towel. 👍🏻😂 Plus, I‘d love to see the Gnab Gib. 4y
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paulfrankspencer
Panpan

Honestly, I suppose this series is entertaining, but the whole point of the book is to say none of it matters. Hard to get invested with that as a premise. But then, I'm not a nihilist. I suppose certain people go in for this type of thing. And either way, I'll probably finish the series because for some reason I think it matters, if even just a little.

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Book 2 in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. I loved it, but I honestly couldn‘t tell you want happened. It‘s probably for the best because I wouldn‘t want to spoil anything and I definitely think this series is worth reading.

julesG What? Read by Martin Freeman aka Arthur Dent? I need to reread this as an audiobook. 4y
jmofo I love these books but plot is kind of tertiary (after jokes and world building) until maybe Mostly Harmless which is my favorite of the series (a somewhat unpopular opinion) the Gently books have plot being secondary (after jokes). I always reread in quick succession so I get confused even after all of these years. 💜 (edited) 4y
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