So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Book - 2005
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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?
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, 2005, c1984
Edition: Mass market ed
ISBN: 9780345391834
0345391837
Branch Call Number: ADAMS D
Characteristics: 214 p. ; 18 cm

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xzhang17
Aug 24, 2015

“Having not said anything the first time, it was somehow even more difficult to broach the subject the second time around.”

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xzhang17
Aug 24, 2015

“This man is the bee's knees, Arthur, he is the wasp's nipples. He is, I would go so far as to say, the entire set of erogenous zones of every major flying insect of the Western world.”

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xzhang17
Aug 24, 2015

“There was a point to this story, but it has temporarily escaped the chronicler's mind.”

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xzhang17
Aug 24, 2015

“Life... is like a grapefruit. Well, it's sort of orangey-yellow and dimpled on the outside, wet and squidgy in the middle. It's got pips inside, too. Oh, and some people have half a one for breakfast.”

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xzhang17
Aug 24, 2015

“God's Final Message to His Creation: 'We apologize for the inconvenience.'”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 28, 2016

Great ending to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

The thrilling conclusion to the Hitchhiker's Guide series.

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Stevenarntson
Jun 12, 2012

I mentioned this title in the review series "Literary Counterparts."

http://www.stevenarntson.com/2012/06/literary-counterparts-adams-and-sagan.html

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cindyzhang1
Aug 28, 2016

Arthur is back on planet Earth, though it was supposedly demolished by the Vogons in the first book. He tries to figure out what exactly has happened to him and the planet.

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

In the fourth and final book of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, Arthur Dent finds himself back on Earth on a cold and rainy night after hitchhiking throughout the galaxy. However, he could have sworn he saw it destroyed by the Vogons. Arthur hitches a ride to his house and meets Russell, the driver, and Fenny, Russell’s unconscious sister in the back seat. At his house, Arthur finds a curious bowl, clearly a present meant for him, with the inscription “So Long and Thanks.” Who is thanking Arthur? Does Arthur ever see Fenny again? Wasn’t the Earth already demolished? To find the answers all of these burning questions, read So Long and Thanks for All the Fish.

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xzhang17
Aug 24, 2015

xzhang17 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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