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18.09.2006

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funny story, very well written

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I read this book rather slowly but already in my life I have read it many more times than you would wish because I feel they are the chief books of Trampers to the galaxy. The CBOTTG are books that when the words are read the writing marks you in a thrilling and funny way.

I never cause an almost terrible thing to happen like the reading of the Hitchhiker books to pass from my life. That is a most unverifiable thing I would be doing. Although the writer of this book was reputed to be a crotchety writer, I found his ideas were very substantial. His books thrill me; and fill me with periods of cordial laughter. With the five novels, belonging to the Hitchhikers guide trilogy, Douglas Adam gave his life to writing them in a very different way to other books which was to first begin in 1979 and to finish in 1992. The books have been read by millions of readers and they have been a very pleasant read, so I hope they will be read for hundreds of years. I am not sure, if future novels will ever be written like this but I had never once actually seen something of similar writing.

This one the Restaurant at the end of the universe is however the novel which is formed to actually make you laugh much more loudly than any Hitchhikers book you have read before. In this book Adams galaxy environments curiously draw their writings very deeply from well known science.

Much of the environment is here is very diificult to describe; this novel must be read. As each enspurigely written sentence seems to influence a joke of some kind. The characters used in the book are also terrific. The main character is Arthur - an unhappy human depression of the Earth who does not have in general; any idea what is detached to the galaxy; Ford Prefect is Arthurs remarkabe friend who belongs to Betelgeuse; Zaphod Beeblebrox has two heads, three arms and an attitude; Trillian is an exciting measurement of a girl who steals the heart in general; however; Slartibartfast the Erbauer from a far off planet creates extraordinary Fjord-buildings; and the funniest character of the novel, Marvin the robot who is eternally cut down. The brain he is formed of is one of intelligence but the life he leads is so verably terrible that you cannot begin to neglect him, you can call him a philosopically paranoids Androids.

A brilliant thing I have noticed not only in this not novel but all of of Adams Hitchhikers trilogy, is the activity of his whole ideas are to take a step further, he puts out the interesting facts present on all sides of your known love of reading; the universe is present in each one, it appears as frequently as you would wish for. I have also noted in the chief of Trampers books of the galaxy; that it is here in the RATEOTU, we learn about the Ravenous Bugblatter animal from Traal, all of the poetry writing Vogon Poesies, the transportor drink called the Gargle Bläser, and of course the other Leckerbissen idea is the one of being attractive, and living life in the galaxy as you were born to do. The universe is very brilliantly manufactured by Douglas Adams. He even gives you the crucial answer to the reader : the question of the life, universe and everything. The book is a book of all these sides of science, fun and imangination.

It is like a massive Tandis that comes with a series of 5 that taking them apart from each other is not so important as they are read to be exactly the same story, e.g. This story follows itself off onto a whole other galaxy based book called the life, universe and everything. I am going to let myself buy the books in the nicest set you are able to buy, 5 books is really enough in the way of sensibly separating Chief Tramper books of the galaxy such as these. The restaurant at the end of the universe, has since been written as the second book; coming after the first one called the Hitchhikers guide. You simply must buy the first book before reading the RATEOFTU as it seems to form a recent addition or an update of what happened to all the characters after the first book; its the story of their contiuned longer history. Since a book of such consequence tell you of all the mysterious incendcies of the galaxy. It is like a book that finally flys into the top of your brain. It is initially Zaphod Beeblebroxs brain that has to be surgeoned and its the reason the heart of gold; however rolls up in his pocket, and the final crucial question of the life universes and all that receiveavble universe is to be answered - or, as we will receive, the grace of 2 million years in the past. At last the books will come to an end all books do. It is thus an inclined end of brilliant torsion, brilliant imagination which sees complete history of the life of the human mass. The beginning of universe itself is likely to play up to the novels greater role, than precisely a device organizing book written with such grace at the beginning with a voyage of the guide the hitchhikers edition of the guide is published at offices and it is interesting to notice, precisely how much Zaphod Beeblebrox controls the novel - all is true in the Third novel, after this one is a bit of a difference i.e. it is separate and Arthur takes a step further in the 3rd novel you begin to see his depression of the galaxy slightly shades and fades.

Actually, the restaurant at the end of the universe is crammed with Zaphod; teachings of the universe, the restaurant itself and of course the Golgafringan Arch. This second novel is just filled with the luminosity of a far away galaxy and it is a very satisfyingly thing to read of. The history of the universe was written very well and I read 3 excellent concepts a rolled together and slighlty rolled up in top to its own creation. The recent novels are called:

3. The life, universe and everything (1982)
4. So long, and thanks for all the fish (1984)
5. Mostly Harmless (1992)

These books are a fantastic creation of the hitchhikers series, but this book the RATEOTU puts the story in all connections with the history of the 3 later books. The trilogy is altogether an excellent read. The trilogy is also available on unabridged audio books read by Douglas Adams.

Other books by douglas Adams
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> The Meaning of Liff (1983, with John Lloyd)
> The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Original Radio Scripts (1985, with Geoffrey Perkins)
> The Utterly Utterly Merry Comic Relief Christmas Book which includes:
+ Young Zaphod Plays it Safe
+ The Private Life of Genghis Khan,
+ A Christmas Fairly Story
+ "Supplement to The Meaning of Liff"
>The Deeper Meaning of Liff
> Last Chance to See
> The Illustrated Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1994)
> Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic
> The Salmon of Doubt (2002), unfinished novel manuscript (11 chapters), short stories, essays, and interviews (also available as an audiobook, read by Simon Jones)


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darren1982 18.09.2006 22:03

Interesting review!

HungryHungarian 18.09.2006 20:57

I love h2g2, great review! Michael

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