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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (original 1984; edition 1999)

by Douglas Adams

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Title:So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Authors:Douglas Adams
Info:Del Rey (1999), Mass Market Paperback, 224 pages
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Tags:fiction, humor, science fiction, unrated

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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams (1984)

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  shaunesay | Jun 21, 2017 |
The fourth book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series was a bit disappointing. That is not to say it was bad, but it didn't seem to hold up to the previous books. Arthur is on the Earth 2, about 8 years after the destruction of the original version. The book was disappointing to me because the plot was weaker and many of the characters weren't as interesting as in the series.

Arthur falls in love with a girl, that seems to be a major plot point, but doesn't develop. The girl's reactions didn't seem reasonable to me at times.

Another plot point is discovering why the dolphins have disappeared. But this point is just dropped in favor of another plot point - discovering god's final message.

On the positive side, Adams displays his peculiar brand of humor quite well. Each turn of events is pretty much unexpected and often funny. ( )
  Nodosaurus | Feb 15, 2017 |
I loved this book, I absolutely loved it!

I listened to it as an audiobook, as narrated by Stephen Fry and Martin Freeman, and I can definitely recommend that.

This was my favourite of the whole series.

His understanding and mastery of British wit. Dry humour and outright awkward, passive-aggressive interactions that made me laugh out loud. I think I enjoyed his writing so much in this book because the majority of it is written in London. Unlike all the other spacey-wacey destinations, I think Adams was able to add more details, and although just as bizarre, were more recognisable to me, having been in London before.

I liked Arthur's character in this story, and I just found this book totally readable. I was listening to it, and realised, hours later, that I'd read almost halfway through it all in one sitting. Oops.

If you like Adams, don't miss this one! c: ( )
  lydia1879 | Aug 31, 2016 |
The Ultimate answer for the Ultimate question is "42" :)
Such a ride in the space and lots of funny situations :)
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  PallaviSharma | May 9, 2016 |
Decent. Not as good as the others. ( )
  ndpmcIntosh | Mar 21, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Adams, Douglasprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, Douglas NoëlNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bauer, JerryAuthor photosecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cross, PeterCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Day-Ellison , GaryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Freeman, MartinNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gaiman, NeilForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Irineu da Costa, CarlosTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Saarikivi, JukkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Serra, LauraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thole, KarelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.
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[Book 4 Only] "So Long and Thanks for All the Fish" is the title of the fourth in a series of novels (as well as the fourth in a series of radio dramas). The five works in the series are generally referred to as "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" or "The Hitchhiker Trilogy", as is the series of radio dramas. Though there are unabridged audio recordings of these works, the radio dramas are considerably different from the printed works. Eoin Colfer, of "Artemis Fowl" fame, contracted in 2008 to write the next volume of the "Trilogy."
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Just when Arthur Dent's sense of reality is at its most clouded, he suddenly finds the girl of his dreams. He finds her in the last place in the Universe in which he would expect to find anything at all, but which 3,976,000,000 people will find oddly familiar. They go in search of God's Final Message to His Creation and, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it. PART FOUR IN A TRILOGY OF FIVE.

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Following his return to Earth, inexplicably still in existence, Arthur Dent experiences love at first sight, and he and the lovely Fenchurch go in search of God's Final Message to His Creation.

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