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Life, The Universe and Everything – Hitchiker’s Trilogy book 3 (re)Review June 10, 2009

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life.universe After finishing the Restaurant at the End of the Universe in April, we now come to Life, The Universe and Everything — the third book in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

This is one fine book.

The central storyline in this book  – of the evil Krikket – is sublime and delightful. Along the way there is the usual Adams nonsense, though in this book – to us at least – more of it seems to makes sense.

The people of Krikket just want to be the only ones in the Universe – i can understand that…

The little side plots – the one with the creature that Arthur Dent keeps killing again and again ..and his continuously changing bags are both hilarious..

But the one with the immortal that is spending eternity finding every sentient in the universe to deliver an insult is sheer brilliance esp the final graph of the book.

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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe – revisited and reviewed April 22, 2009

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On a whim (it was sitting on the library shelf) I picked up Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.  I read Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy years ago, but admittedly never got around to reading more in the series.

restaurantBoy have I been missing out.

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (milliways) is fun and made for a great read. Adams has a weird/silly writing style that to be honest works really well as before bed reading. The chapters are short the scenes brief and without clutter, but still funny and entertaining.

So many fine scenes in this book I don’t know that i can pick one as a favorite…well maybe when the food comes out at Milliway and suggests which part of itself is best to eat.