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by Douglas Adams

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Title:Addio, e grazie per tutto il pesce
Authors:Douglas Adams
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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams (1984)

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To me, this book marks the descent into normalcy for Douglas Adams. It's a pity, really. Because the other Hitchhiker books are beyond crazy. They're bat-shit insane, in the best possible way.

This book isn't really about the crazy antics of Ford and Arthur. It's about Arthur falling in love with Fenchurch. Who names their kid Fenchurch? Honestly. It's fucking weird.

So, Arthur gets dropped off on Earth. He hitchhikes, and gets picked up by Fenchurch, and her brother. After he's dropped off, Arthur gets completely obsessed with Fenchurch, for some fucked up reason.

He keeps finding connections to her. Or inventing connections to her. Whatever. It just continues his obsession with her, until he finally finds her, and they fuck. Oh, I'm sorry. They 'make love' while flying over London.

Because, the secret to flying is to aim at the ground and miss. It helps to have a distraction, just as you're about to smash into the pavement. So, Arthur teaches Fenchurch his little trick, and they fly around town all happy and shit.

Just kill me, man. Just shoot me in the fucking head. I can't stand it when characters are happy. It's fucking infuriating. Where's the goddamn conflict, man? Come on. I mean, this is a world with aliens. The triple-breasted whore of eroticon-6. Zaphod, for fuck's sake.

It's an amazing world, that Adams has created, and he just fucking wasted it on this book. It fucking pisses me off so much. ( )
  gecizzle | Mar 5, 2015 |
I enjoyed the introduction to Fenchurch and her airborne dalliances with Arthur, but still not exactly gripping fare. I still haven't figured out the point -- maybe Adams was apologizing to me for my inconvenience and discomfort in reading this whole series. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 24, 2014 |
Despite the events of earlier books, Arthur Dent finds himself back on earth after traveling both through space and time. Before long, however, Arthur realizes some very significant changes have taken place on his home planet as he encounters a girl of questionable mental health, a man who might know why the dolphins have disappeared, a sudden alien encounter, and his old friend Ford Prefect. Fun reading for those who enjoyed the previous books in the series. ( )
  wagner.sarah35 | May 31, 2014 |
Adams begins this fourth book in the series by contradicting events in the previous books. The Earth, which was destroyed in book one, has for an unexplained reason reappeared in the universe, and in fact, it is as though it was never destroyed at all. Arthur Dent is eager to return to Earth and the life he had, and along the way he meets Fenchurch, a woman who remembers the destruction of the world while she was on it. She is sure it took place, even though everyone else on the planet is convinced it was mass hysteria.

This book was a lot quieter than all the other books with less wackiness cropping up all the time, and I think the story was better for it. The story of Arthur and Fenchurch was rather wonderful and when moments of the strange came in it fitted nicely. And it's the only one that had a satisfactory ending, as far as I'm concerned. This is my favorite in the series. ( )
  andreablythe | Dec 20, 2013 |
I'm a bit undecided about this book. The previous book in the series was a bit annoying; I was getting a bit sick of the endless waffle about space and aliens. I appreciated the change on tone and pace of this book. Sadly, not much happens. ( )
  martensgirl | Oct 27, 2013 |
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Adams, Douglasprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, Douglas NoëlNarratorsecondary 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
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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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