The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams really took me by surprise.
We continue where The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy left off, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect and the rest of their crew arrive at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe. But it’s not at the physical end of the universe far away from everything else, it is the end of time and the universe itself. The food and drinks are unusual and the show is so bizarre. Arthur really cannot fathom to understand what he is experiencing.
During dinner, Zaphod Beeblebrox, the ex-president has stolen the improbability matrix ship for some purpose he himself does not even know. What he does know, is that he is supposed to be looking for the ruler of the universe. All while being pursued by the dangerous Vogons.
The only reason I picked up the series is because of a recommendation for friends and it’s a popular book The Big Bang Theory. But I’m really glad I did.
The books themselves are a fun and ridiculous read that I thoroughly enjoyed. The first book is a little out there and completely outrageous. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe has more structure and purpose to it. I found this a lot easier on my brain as I struggled to grasp the descriptions of what a populated universe must be like.
Over all I thoroughly enjoyed Adams’ second installment, it receives a 4 star rating from me.