The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide Series #2)

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Having survived, or so it seems, the exigencies of space travel at the mercy of that definitive volume, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent now seeks a decent cup of tea…Ford Prefect is after a good gin and tonic (or jynnan tonnyx, depending on what planet you've encountered)…and Zaphod Beeblebrox wants a good meal. So what do the intrepid travelers discover in this second volume installment of the epic quest? That while Reality is frequently inaccurate, the Hitchhiker's Guide is definitive. That ...
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Overview

Having survived, or so it seems, the exigencies of space travel at the mercy of that definitive volume, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent now seeks a decent cup of tea…Ford Prefect is after a good gin and tonic (or jynnan tonnyx, depending on what planet you've encountered)…and Zaphod Beeblebrox wants a good meal. So what do the intrepid travelers discover in this second volume installment of the epic quest? That while Reality is frequently inaccurate, the Hitchhiker's Guide is definitive. That the major problem of time travel is one of grammar, requiring at least 1,001 tense formations. That the history of every major Galactic civilization tends to pass through three phases, characterized by the questions: How can we eat? Why do we eat? And finally, Where shall we have lunch? What could be more enlightening than to travel with them? So bring your towel, settle down and listen, and, above all - don't panic!

This sequel to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy finds Arthur Dent, reluctant space adventurer, joining Zaphod Beeblebrox--two-headed former president of the galaxy--Zaphod's dead great-grandfather, sexy cadet Trillian, and paranoid Marvin in the search for the ruler of the Universe. Previously published by Pocket Books.

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Library Journal
Warning! This second volume in the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series is definitely not a standalone book. Enjoying, or even understanding, the continuing adventures of Earthling Arthur Dent, his strange pal Ford Prefect, and the very, very odd Zaphod Beeblebrox requires previous study and preparation. Confusion and possible insanity awaits the poor soul who tries to figure out the second title without having read the first. Arthur and Ford, having survived the destruction of Earth by surreptitiously hitching a ride on a Vogon constructor ship, have been kicked off that ship by its commander. Now they find themselves aboard a stolen Improbability Drive ship commanded by Beeblebrox, ex-president of the Imperial Galactic Government and full-time thief. Narrated by Adams, this production is a treat for fans of the late author and others who enjoy British comedy. Be sure to buy all five parts of the "Hitchhiker" series or your patrons will storm your office. One caveat: this audiobook will need to be repackaged for library circulation.-Barbara Rhodes, Northeast Texas Lib. Syst., Garland Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher
“Douglas Adams is a terrific satirist.”—Washington Post Book World

“What’s such fun is how amusing the galaxy looks through Adams’s sardonically silly eyes.”—Detroit Free Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517545355
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/13/1982
  • Series: Hitchhiker's Guide Series, #2
  • Edition description: 1st American ed
  • Pages: 256

Meet the Author

Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and educated at Cambridge. He was the author of five books in the Hitchhiker’s Trilogy, including The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe and Everything; So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish; and Mostly Harmless. His other works include Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency; The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul; The Meaning of Liff and The Deeper Meaning of Liff (with John Lloyd); and Last Chance to See (with Mark Carwardine). His last book was the bestselling collection, The Salmon of Doubt, published posthumously in May 2002.
You can find more about Douglas Adam's life and works at douglasadams.com.
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