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. 


  1. I loved that book! And the first one too! (I haven’t gotten to the third book yet…)
    Marvin is amazing! I rarely find books I straight up laugh out loud at, but I did with these two!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Good review, I like Marvin as well – “Life, don’t talk to me about life”!

    Can I also recommend the original BBC radio series if you can find it? It’s a bit more disjointed than the books and the movie, especially the latter parts, but a good listen nevertheless.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I think this was a series on BBC years ago. Really great stuff, very entertaining. I’d be interested in reading this book for sure!


  4. Hey – thanks loads for stopping by my blog. I’m enjoying yours!
    I listened to this book series on audio by the BBC. It’s so good, they’re definitely worth listening to in their own right. Try them if you can get hold of them.
    So long and thanks for all the fish… x

    Liked by 1 person

  5. This whole book series was what allowed me to survive my high school civics classes.

    It’s a measure of how entertaining they are that I made it through in one piece.

    It’s a measure of how insipid the classes were that I didn’t flunk, despite not paying attention.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: