The second book in the ‘Hitchhiker’s Guild to the Galaxy’ trilogy by Douglas Adams, ‘The Restaurant at the End of Universe’ follows the adventures of Arthur Dent and his friends in the search for the man who ruled the universe.
I enjoyed this book as much as I did the first one, its wit and humour entertaining me no end. I found it a great way to switch off from the stress of life and, instead, explore the vast universe in all it’s random hilarity. What I love most about the book is that in all of its nonsensical nature, it still makes perfect sense. You don’t find yourself sitting there going ‘now hang on a minute, that’s a stupid idea’, instead you find yourself caught up in the characters’ adventures, and there are so many of them
‘The Restaurant at the End of the Universe’ includes practically everything a science-fiction fan would love. There is time travel, parallel dimensions, the literal End of the Universe, and aliens of all variety. It does end on kind of a cliff-hanger, but that only serves to make me want to read the next one even more.