The second book of the series «The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy» much more caustic and satirical. The inspired lightness of the first part, with great enthusiasm and universal coverage gave way to more irony and sarcasm.
The author makes fun of almost everything what reaches. This book publishing business, and the rock scene, and “middle class”. Here, by the way, his writing becomes quite ernicheski – all these passages about PR managers, tax consultants and other office plankton in their attempt to survive on a undeveloped planet is beautiful in its acerbity.
And again is very evident that the book is secondary, what is the literary treatment of serial radio dramas, all those stitches, gluing, light intrigue at the end of chapters – all the evidence suggests that this text was intended to be fed to the public piecemeal.
But the author’s imagination continues to surprise. And not only paradoxical and scope, but also the amazing breadth of thought of flight. Title image – the restaurant at the end of the universe – that’s fine. It is literally a food item at the end of the Universe, constantly sliding in time back and forth right at the moment of death of the known Universe. And even here, amid the epic catastrophe, the author passes on the commercialization of everything in contemporary capitalism.