I have to admit I wasn't too anxious to start this book after the last one. I was thinking that Adams was trying to add another sequel to what was at first a genius story, but was beginning to be overplayed. Ever had that sensation going to the umpteenth sequel of a tired movie? You forget how great the first one was because the last one is so boring and repetitive. Well, he DOESN'T do this! This book is like a homer with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth! The setting has changed (primarily to earth). (What, hadn't earth been blown up?) And a few of the mainstay characters don't even appear. It really adds a new dimension to this unique and tremendous series!
Would this book be complete without a visit from Marvin? I think not. Read this book; you may even find a little peace - like he does.
You may ask, "Why should I buy twenty-three copies to distribute between my friends and co-workers?" I have one answer for you. You need to spread the spirit of Douglas Adams, because he can't do it himself anymore. Please show your respect for the series and recruit more hitchhikers.
Earth lost a good person last year. In fact we lost a lot of good authors, Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson just to name a couple. Show your respect by reading a book by an author who died last year. Adams' death came way too soon.
I give "So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish," five stars.