The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Audiobook CD - 2002
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The intrepid travelers discover 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?
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : New Millennium Audio, [2002,1980]
Edition: CD edition.
Copyright Date: ©2002,1980
ISBN: 9781590072639
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 5 audio discs (approximately 360 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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Dec 29, 2015

Just previous to reading this wonderfully witty book I was engaged in the fruitless exercise of trying to get TVO’s The Agenda to correct the errors in their charts of budget balances in their “Deficits: Past, Present and Future” episode of October 9, 2015. I was told repeatedly, against all logic, that there was no need to change anything as their charts were accurate. It reminded me of the notice regarding “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” to be found in this book (see p. 30), which was given to litigants intent on suing the book’s publisher for damages incurred due to inaccuracies in the book: “This was the gist of the note. It said, ‘The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.’”
The second volume of a trilogy is often the weakest link. (Think of Nino Ricci’s “In a Glass House”, the second volume of his trilogy that started with “Lives of the Saints”.) But here the second volume is if anything even stronger than the first. Perhaps it is because it is the second volume of a trilogy in five parts!

Jan 29, 2013

Not nearly as entertaining as the first, and somewhat of a narration let down after the Stephen Fry version of Hitchhiker's Guide (which was amazing!), but still a very entertaining book. True to form Adams keeps you thinking and laughing throughout the entire text.

A worthwhile listen to continue the adventures of Book 1, but not something I would revisit again.


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