So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

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Del Rey Books, Apr 1, 2005 - Fiction - 214 pages
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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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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

Labelled as "The Fourth Book in the Hitch-Hiker Trilogy", that should give you some idea of the quirkiness of Douglas Adams writing. It probably helps if you have read the previous books but not totally necessary to enjoying this book. Read full review

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User Review  - Eire2011 - LibraryThing

I enjoyed reading this book as much as I have the last ones. This book concentrates mostly on Arthur who finally seems to be getting his life back on track but is confused as to how he can be on Earth ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and educated at Cambridge. He was the author of five books in the Hitchhiker’s Trilogy, including The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe and Everything; So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish; and Mostly Harmless. His other works include Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency; The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul; The Meaning of Liff and The Deeper Meaning of Liff (with John Lloyd); and Last Chance to See (with Mark Carwardine). His last book was the bestselling collection, The Salmon of Doubt, published posthumously in May 2002.
You can find more about Douglas Adam's life and works at douglasadams.com.

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