So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams

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Adams seems to take a far more focused approach to the story instead of running around like a kid in the toy aisle as he did in the second and third books.
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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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About Douglas Adams

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Douglas AdamsDouglas Adams was born in Cambridge, England in 1952. He has written for radio, television and theater and has worked as a hospital reporter, barn builder, radio producer, and script editor. His bestsellers include 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, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.
 
Published December 25, 2008 by Del Rey. 225 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Travel. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Mar 12 2012

Despite the slow start, there's less silliness and more comic substance than usual here--making this, overall, the best entry since the original Hitchhiker's.

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Gather Books

Good
Reviewed by PT D on Jan 29 2008

Adams seems to take a far more focused approach to the story instead of running around like a kid in the toy aisle as he did in the second and third books.

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Fantasy Book Review

Excellent
Reviewed by Neil Gaiman on Oct 13 2009

The novel circles one event . . . an event that is practically a poem. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish has, beneath the elegant veneer, the simplest, easiest, most traditional of plots.

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SF Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Thomas M. Wagner on Jan 01 2008

He hasn't lost his sense of the absurd, it's just mellowed a little with the wisdom of age, you might say.

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