So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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Pan Books, 1985 - Dent, Arthur (Fictitious character) - 191 pages
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Includes everything you wanted to know about the first three books but never thought to ask. "He lost all faith in the straightforward operation of cause and effect the day he got up intending to catch up with some reading and ended up on a prehistoric earth with a man from Betelgeuse and a spaceship-load of alien telephone sanitisers ... ". Left at the end of Life, The Universe And Everything with the address for God''s Final Message To His Creation, Arthur Dent let this crucial information slip his mind. He tries everything to jog his memory, meditation, mind-reading, hitting himself about the head with blunt objects. But none of it works. Of course, as everyone knows, the answer lies in making life flash before your eyes ...

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User Review  - jdifelice - www.librarything.com

This was okay. The further I get into this series, the more I don't really know where the ultimate story is going, and nothing really feels all that important. I'm beginning to not really care, and I ... Read full review

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User Review  - hopeevey - LibraryThing

I started out listening to this with my nephew, but he got bored of Arthur's return to Earth. So, despite my protestations, we started listening to something else together. As I continued to listen to ... Read full review

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About the author (1985)

Douglas Noel Adams (sometimes referred to Bop Ad because of his distinctive signature) was born in Cambridge, England, on March 11, 1952 and educated at St. John's College at Cambridge University. He graduated with honors in English Literature in 1974. In addition to being a writer/editor for radio, television, and stage, Adams has worked as a hospital reporter, barn builder, and radio producer. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 1979, one of his bestselling humor and science fiction novels, was originally a radio series. It was the first in a four-book series that includes The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe, and Everything, and So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. He once stated that the idea for his first novel came while he was "lying drunk in a field in Innsbruck and gazing at the stars." He pokes fun at humanity by mixing science fiction with humor. Adams's additional books include The Meaning of Liff; The Deeper Meaning of Liff; Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency; The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul; and Mostly Harmless. He has also co-authored the book Last Chance to See, about endangered species. Douglas Adams died May 11, 2001 of a heart attack in Santa Barbara, California at the age of 49.

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