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  • School & Library Binding
  • Publisher: Topeka Bindery
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0613175190
  • ISBN-13: 978-0613175197
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 10.8 x 17.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 172 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)


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So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish, the fourth book in the Hitchhiker's "trilogy," is a much different read than the books preceding it. Gone are the skips and jumps from one galaxy and time to another, the almost constant evasions of certain death, the madcap hilarity that ensued whenever Zaphod, Ford, Trillian, Arthur, and Marvin got together (or split up), and the maddening pace of a well-told tale going happily along with little care whether or not the story ever approached an appropriately witty conclusion. This is basically the story of the young lady who figured out the secret of happiness just seconds before Earth was destroyed by a Vogon fleet preparing the way for a hyperspace bypass. It is also Arthur Dent's story. Sure, we got to now Arthur fairly well in the first three books, but he does spend an inordinate amount of time saying things like: What?, I don't understand, Is it possible to get a cup of tea? and That's it then, we're all going to die. Once you get him out of that well-traveled bathrobe, Arthur Dent turns out to be a real person-a little weird, of course, but real, rather complex, and surprisingly interesting nonetheless.

The story opens with Arthur's return to Earth. I know Earth has already been destroyed, but that's just a minor detail. Why and how Arthur returned is something of a mystery, but he is amazed to find that his home planet not only exists, but that no more than six or eight months have passed since he left suddenly eight years earlier. His readjustment to life back home makes for good reading, but what is really important is that hapless Arthur Dent soon falls in love; it happens at first sight, even though the enchanting Fenchurch is quite unconscious at the time.
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This 4th book in the Hitchhiker's trilogy is very fresh! There are a bunch of new characters, and Arthur's life takes on some new and interesting twists. We haven't seen any romance in Arthur's life yet, but he's about to find some! Fenchurch (the girl friend in question) is mysterious AND funny! And their visit with Wonko the Sane (at least that's what he tells everybody) answers a lot of questions about the dolphins. Then there are the sideline characters that are just plain hilarious. I couldn't stop laughing at Rob McKenna and Will Smithers!
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.
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I loved this book and I see no reason for you not to like it, it stays true to the series and I thought it was the funniest in the series besides the first. You got to read this book and buy twenty-three copies to distribute between your friends and co-workers, the book is that good.
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.
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Lovely carrying on in the spirit of the "trilogi of 4 " it defines. Not for someone who has not read the others in the trilogy.
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By Jamie Yadoff on June 30 2001
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Douglas Adams has done it again. A hysterical addition to the trilogy. If you love comedy and science fiction this is a must read. Ideal for children aged 12-102.
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The first book was terrific, the second great, the third good. Now, however, I think Adams has lost his thread. Looking back on the plot, I realize that nothing was accompished exept the introduction of Fenchurch - a desperatly normal characture. If you really want to finish the series than read the book but it is wiser just to remember the first three books. Of course, if you're a fan you're not going to take my advice and read it anyway but remember, I warned you!
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As the fourth book in the Hitchhiker "trilogy", this is a great novel and a step up from Life, The Universe, and Everything in quality. It starts off very funny, and the first couple of chapters are some of the most hilarous in the series, but gradually the humor slips away (for the most part), and though it is present, the central bit of the plot is, believe it or not, a love story. And a very good one, too. This change from the normal pace of the series makes the book a joy to read, and you'll probably zip through it pretty quickly. Definately read the previous books in this series first, for continuity and coherence (even though it more or less stands on it's own.) The first two books in the series were comedic masterpieces, but the third book started to slow somewhat... So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish is however, an excellent book, and a return to greatness for the series.
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