So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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Pan Macmillan, Sep 1, 2009 - Fiction
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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish is the fourth installment in Douglas Adams' bestselling cult classic, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 'trilogy'.

There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It's not an easy thing to do, and Arthur Dent thinks he's the only human who's been able to master this nifty little trick - until he meets Fenchurch, the woman of his dreams.

Fenchurch once realised how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately, she's forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God's Final Message to His Creation, they go in search of it. And, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it . . .

With exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by Neil Gaiman.

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User Review  - gecizzle - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

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. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Douglas Adams created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptations, comic book and bath towel. He lectured and broadcast around the world and was a patron of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Save the Rhino International. Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge, UK and lived with his wife and daughter in Islington, London, before moving to Santa Barbara, California, where he died suddenly in 2001.

In addition to Hitchhiker, He is also the author of the Dirk Gently novels: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul and the unfinished The Salmon of Doubt.

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