Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy #2
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
I finally decided to break up my Sanderson streak (The past nine books I read…) and finish up The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. It’s nice to change things up a bit.
The Restuarant at the End of the Universe continues where we left off at the first book with all of the same characters. I interpreted the title of the book as a restaurant at the edge of the Universe not the end, so that was a surprise when I got to that part.
This series is wildly popular and stands the test of time for good reason. The humor that Douglas Adams puts into his works is nothing less than entertaining. I found myself smiling most of the time I was reading this book and even sometimes exhaling through my nose. It can feel like such a relief to change up your reading with something as light as this. It took me no time at all to get through the rest of this series.
The characters all have their own humor and are well rounded. Marvin is easily my favorite character for the whole series. His depressing humor just gets me every time. I enjoy that for the most part the characters also contribute to moving the plot forward without feeling too much like filler characters. (I sort-of feel like Trillian still is)
If you haven’t read past The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, or if you have only watched the movie, I highly recommend continuing with the whole series.