British author, famous for HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy and The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.
What does RATEOTU stand for?
RATEOTU stands for Restaurant At the End of the Universe (book)
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This is a collection of the most interesting contributions, and has a few from famous names - Alexander McCall Smith highlighted Collected Shorter Poems, Brian Cox raved about The Dice Man and AL Kennedy selected The Restaurant At the End of The Universe.
Introduction to Douglas Adams As an original and resonant satiric voice, Adams is most renowned for his very first novel, The Hitch hiker's guide to the galaxy (1979), which was developed from a radio series and sparked the composition of several sequential narratives such as The restaurant at the end of the universe (1980), Life, the universe and everything (1982), So long, and thanks for all the fish (1984) and Mostly harmless (1992).
If you're still not convinced, compare the White Queen's line in Through the Looking-Glass ("Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast") to the end of Chapter 15 of Adams' The Restaurant at the End of the Universe ("If you've done six impossible things this morning, why not round it off with breakfast at Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe?
Following the success of Hitch Hiker, Adams wrote a number of books in a similar vein - The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe and Life, The Universe And Everything to name but two, but increasingly found the pressures of working to a deadline difficult to cope with.
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, by Douglas Adams.
QTHE Restaurant at the End of the Universe is the second book, and the end of this first film clearly sets the stage for a sequel.