The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

I read the book The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams. It is a science-fiction book packed with witty humor and satire. This is only the second book out a five book series. I've still yet to read the first, third, fourth, and fifth book but after reading this one I am looking forward to reading his other works. .

The main characters of this book are Zaphod Beeblebrox, Tricia Millan (Trillian), Aurthur Dent, Ford Prefect, and Marvin (A paranoid manic depressant android). The book starts off giving an overview of what happened in the first book; Deep Thought was a computer created by super intelligent beings to find out the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and everything. It took seven and a half million years to figure out that the answer was 42. The thing is no one knew what this meant. It could've meant anything, so an even bigger computer was created to figure out the question the answer was answering. This computer was so big it was mistaken for a plant, Earth. .

It was decided Earth had to be destroyed by the psychiatrists of the universe because if the meaning of life was deciphered they would lose all their wealthy patience and be ruined. Just before it was destroyed two people made it out, Authur Dent and Tricia Millan. They were saved by Zaphod Beeblebrox and Ford Prefect who were piloting the most High-Tech spaceship on the universe, The Heart of Gold. From here on the 4 would go through the more places, times, and journeys anyone has ever been on. .

In The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Douglas Adams hurls readers into a plot that goes everywhere and nowhere all at once. Then just as you think the book can't get any weirder drops the pieces right into place right at the end. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe is a great piece of literature for those that enjoy reading. It's hard to find a book that keeps a reader reading, but this is definitely one of them.