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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Douglas Adams
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (293 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription, the mysterious disappearance of Earth's dolphins, and the discovery of his battered copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy all conspire to give Arthur the sneaking suspicion that something otherworldly is indeed going on. . . .

God only knows what it all means. And fortunately, He left behind a Final Message of explanation. But since it's light-years away from Earth, on a star surrounded by souvenir booths, finding out what it is will mean hitching a ride to the far reaches of space aboard a UFO with a giant robot. But what else is new?


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Editorial Reviews

Review

"The looniest of the lot."
--Time

"A MADCAP ADVENTURE . . . ADAMS'S WRITING TEETERS ON THE FRINGE OF INSPIRED LUNACY."
--United Press International

"The most ridiculously exaggerated situation comedy known to created beings . . . Adams is irresistible."
--The Boston Globe


From the Paperback edition.

Review

"The looniest of the lot."
--Time
"A MADCAP ADVENTURE . . . ADAMS'S WRITING TEETERS ON THE FRINGE OF INSPIRED LUNACY."
--United Press International
"The most ridiculously exaggerated situation comedy known to created beings . . . Adams is irresistible."
--The Boston Globe

"From the Paperback edition."


Product Details

  • File Size: 1766 KB
  • Print Length: 225 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey (December 30, 2008)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001OF5F1E
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,724 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How Arthur Dent sheds the bathrobe and finds true love December 16, 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish, the fourth book in the Hitchhiker's "trilogy," is a much different read than the books preceding it. Gone are the skips and jumps from one galaxy and time to another, the almost constant evasions of certain death, the madcap hilarity that ensued whenever Zaphod, Ford, Trillian, Arthur, and Marvin got together (or split up), and the maddening pace of a well-told tale going happily along with little care whether or not the story ever approached an appropriately witty conclusion. This is basically the story of the young lady who figured out the secret of happiness just seconds before Earth was destroyed by a Vogon fleet preparing the way for a hyperspace bypass. It is also Arthur Dent's story. Sure, we got to now Arthur fairly well in the first three books, but he does spend an inordinate amount of time saying things like: What?, I don't understand, Is it possible to get a cup of tea? and That's it then, we're all going to die. Once you get him out of that well-traveled bathrobe, Arthur Dent turns out to be a real person-a little weird, of course, but real, rather complex, and surprisingly interesting nonetheless.
The story opens with Arthur's return to Earth. I know Earth has already been destroyed, but that's just a minor detail. Why and how Arthur returned is something of a mystery, but he is amazed to find that his home planet not only exists, but that no more than six or eight months have passed since he left suddenly eight years earlier. His readjustment to life back home makes for good reading, but what is really important is that hapless Arthur Dent soon falls in love; it happens at first sight, even though the enchanting Fenchurch is quite unconscious at the time.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The synthesized genius of Adams is here again September 19, 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is the third book from the famous 'trilogy' (actually consisting of five books) written by his high majesty - Mr. Douglas Adams. Quite an interesting read after all, with no similarities to other famous books. The writing style of Douglas Adams is something that has been (and surely will be) one of the most popular topics when people sit around the table. There are numerous famous citations from his books that act (and will surely act) like pieces of wisdom for rebellios generations. Here is one of my favourites: 'Sounds bad. With little more of luck I hope I will be drunk enough, so that I don't notice it.'

This book is somehow innovative from the previous two, mainly due to the fact that it has a plot and after finishing it you have a story in your head, unlike after reading previous two. Is this bad or good - everyone decides for himself. I like it. The story is about our guys Ford Prefect, Arthur Dent, Zaphod Beeblebrox and the girl Trillian being lead on a mission by the old man Slartibartfast to save the Universe from being distinguished by the people of Krikkit who are as funny as well as every other character in the book (including the thunder god from the Scandinavian mythology - Thor). You will get an alternative look to the popular english sport game cricket after you finish the book.

There are a lot of funny tales that are not directly connected to the main story but add additional absurd humour that sometimes made me laugh histerically while reading. One of my favourite was about Zaphod getting drunk on his ship and Trillian leaving him, as well as the one about the poet Lallafa and his famous poems that after time travelling was discovered were used for marketing purposes and that changed the past so that these poems had never been written.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Different, and superior to the rest December 5, 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book, the fourth in the increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhiker's Trilogy, is, hands down, the best. You probably wouldn't think that were true from reading some of the reviews on this page. However, I was astonished and amazed by what this volume had to offer.
For starters, if you read Douglas Adams just for the zaniness and offbeatness of it all, you may be disappointed by this novel. While those elements are not absent, they are severely toned down for this installment. The amazing thing, though, is that Adams manages to mix in his humor at all with a very touching romance and somewhat serious quest of rather epic (rather than episodic) proportion.
The best part about this novel is that it virtually almost entirely features Arthur, and that's it... at least out of the main characters. Ford shows up a bit, and Marvin is in the last chapter, but Zaphod and Trillian are missing, but don't worry, it hardly matters. Adams more than makes up for it by introducing a marvelous character named Fenchurch, who becomes a love interest for Arthur. A love interest for Arthur? Yes, you heard me correctly.
This book, in my mind, establishes Adams as a serious heavyweight. The levels of humor, romance, irony, wonder, and adventure are consistently high throughout, and one never detracts from the other. Besides, we finally get to take a really good look at Arthur (who had been shortchanged in the last two books), the most human character I believe I have ever encountered anywhere, and we get to see a bit of the earth, which Adams makes us realize is rather a funny place in itself.
Do not miss out on this book. Please. Read it for Arthur. Read it for Fenchurch. Read it for the Rain God. And definitely, definitely, read it for the most wonderful love scene ever written.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute Science Fiction story
This fourth installment is not quite as space-adventure-themed as the previous three in the series. That doesn’t mean it isn’t fun. So Long and Thanks for All The Fish! Read more
Published 13 days ago by Rituleen
3.0 out of 5 stars Inventive but not. Entertaining yet not.
Inventive but not. Entertaining yet not.
Published 16 days ago by Jackie Z.
5.0 out of 5 stars love
Love these books they are very witty and clever. Makes you think twice about letting the small stuff get to you.
Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I liked the first two books in the series better but this is still worth reading.
Published 20 days ago by Vickie L Snider
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great! Martin Freeman does a wonderful narration.
Published 1 month ago by M Sito
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Did not enjoy....
Published 1 month ago by Judy Cox
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
So creative and very funny!!
Published 1 month ago by Dorene Casey
5.0 out of 5 stars Where did he go?
If you like Douglas Adams, this should be at the top of your list. Too bad he went to another planet. That means there are no more of his books to read?
Published 2 months ago by C. Young
3.0 out of 5 stars This book is halfway in the series and reads like a filler book but it...
This book is not as good as the others that came before but it moves the action along so the story can continue (essentially a filler book). Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kingston Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
as expected
Published 2 months ago by Left Head Fred
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Douglas Adams (1952-2001) was the much-loved author of the Hitchhiker's Guides, all of which have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.

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