The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lisa Howorth: IMG So Many Books, So Many Writers



I'm not a bookseller, but I'm married to one, and Square Books is a family. And we all know about families and how hard it is to disassociate... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$5.95
List price: $15.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside SF- A

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #02)

by

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #02) Cover

ISBN13: 9780345418920
ISBN10: 0345418921
Condition: Worn Condition or Underlined
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $5.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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!

Review:

"Douglas Adams is a terrific satirist." The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"What's such fun is how amusing the galaxy looks through Adams' sardonically silly eyes." Detroit Free Press

Review:

"[I]n fairness to Adams' singular brand of comic genius it must be said that it all does make a kind of sense in its own loopy and inexplicable way. Just don't ask me to make sense of it for you; I'd rather sit back and enjoy it!" SF Reviews.net

Synopsis:

This sequel to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy finds Arthur Dent, reluctant space adventurer, joining Ford Prefect, expert contributor to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; 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.

About 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.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 2 comments:

Samson101, June 18, 2014 (view all comments by Samson101)
Much like the first book in the series, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe is beautifully and perfectly hilarious. I read the majority of it in a single afternoon- I couldn't put it down! This book and series absolutely delights me and I can't stop reading them.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
smilesndeed, May 10, 2012 (view all comments by smilesndeed)
Not to be read during the weekend of a loved ones funeral....because not everyone deals well with laughter at such times, but really this book kept me smiling and laughing outloud throughout its pretty short amount of pages.

Douglas Adams has to be the funniest brit i have never meet. Two big thumbs up, way up into the galaxy skies!!!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
View all 2 comments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345418920
Author:
Adams, Douglas
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Restaurants
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Interplanetary voyages
Subject:
Scaence factacn
Subject:
Prefect, Ford
Subject:
Dent, Arthur
Subject:
Movie-TV Tie-In - General
Subject:
Media Tie-In - General
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint ed.
Series:
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
May 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.00x5.18x.70 in. .45 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. The Return of the King: Being the... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  2. Malloreon #03: Demon Lord of Karanda Used Mass Market $3.50
  3. Malloreon #06: Polgara the Sorceress Used Mass Market $4.95
  4. Malloreon #01: Guardians of the West Used Mass Market $3.50
  5. Motherless Brooklyn
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  6. Slaughterhouse-Five
    Used Mass Market $3.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Novelization
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Adventure

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #02) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$5.95 In Stock
Product details 256 pages Del Rey Books - English 9780345418920 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Douglas Adams is a terrific satirist."
"Review" by , "What's such fun is how amusing the galaxy looks through Adams' sardonically silly eyes."
"Review" by , "[I]n fairness to Adams' singular brand of comic genius it must be said that it all does make a kind of sense in its own loopy and inexplicable way. Just don't ask me to make sense of it for you; I'd rather sit back and enjoy it!"
"Synopsis" by , This sequel to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy finds Arthur Dent, reluctant space adventurer, joining Ford Prefect, expert contributor to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; 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.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.