The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

April 22, 2016

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy #2. Author: Douglas Adams.

Summary:

Arthur Dent and his comrades are facing death at the hands of the Vogons, and their only help right now is a grumpy old ghost. On the plus side, there’s a good chance of tea later. As usual, the motley band of space-travelers are riding the flow, trying to stay ahead of annihilation, with a few extra efforts at figuring out what’s going on in Zaphod’s dual-brain. By this time, of course, they’ve given up on understanding what’s happening. The best thing you can do, really, is hold on until you can find a really good eating place and take a break. One apocalyptic dining experience, coming right up.

My Thoughts:

If you enjoyed the first, there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy this one. More of the same wit, clever plays on tropes, random happenings, and disregard for plot. My only advice is not to read the Hitchhiker’s Guide books too close together – they’re funniest when you’re fresh.

Content Review:

Sexual content: Character says when he was born there was an accident with a time-machine and contraceptives. The “triple-breasted whore of Eroticon Six” is mentioned again. A disembodied voice says it and its body always argued about sex and fishing, finally trying to combine the two with disastrous results. Some innuendo.

Language: 10 hell, 4 bloody, 2 d***, 1 derogatory term.

Violence: One character punches another. A space ships crashes on a planet. A deer is killed. A girl dies of poison. The violence is non-graphic and often only casually mentioned.

Book One, Book Three, Book Four, Book Five

 

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