The second book in the Hitchhiker’s Guide series is just as good as the first one. And it even has some plot to it! Arthur Dent and the gang are off on their next adventour and this time, they are searching for the ruler of the universe and a place to eat lunch at.
But plot isn’t why Douglas’ work is so widely accredited. It is his humour and unique world building ability what makes this book special. The ideas explored by Adams are ones I wouldn’t even imagine. Behind all the spaceships, aliens and the vast galaxy, there is a lot of philosophy in that book.
“Life is wasted on the living.”
In between his witty lines, Adams is able to fit the absolute truths about humans and the world we live in, truth we all know but often don’t realise or choose to ignore.
“The Universe, as has been observed before, is an unsettlingly big place, a fact which for the sake of a quiet life most people tend to ignore.”
Both books were astounding but I feel like “The Restaurant at the end of the Universe” went even further into the human philosphy and it is much more quotable.
“It is a well-known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.”
This series is an eye-opener that deserves all the praises it gets and so I’m moving on to read the third book in the trilogy of five.
Thank you for reading my review, let me know what you think down in the comment section below! Until next time, Dream On, Dreamers!