So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide Series #4)

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide Series #4)

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by Douglas Adams
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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?


From the Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The fourth book in the hilarious series that began with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, this installment returns Arthur Dent, after his years of space adventure, to a replacement Earththe first was destroyed to make way for an intergalactic highway. The new planet is identical to the old one except that all the dolphins are missing, and Dent tries to uncover the reason. PW found this book ``short on plot and long on whimsy and surreal humor.'' Science Fiction Book Club main selection; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternates. November
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"The looniest of the lot."
--Time

"A MADCAP ADVENTURE . . . ADAMS'S WRITING TEETERS ON THE FRINGE OF INSPIRED LUNACY."
--United Press International

"The most ridiculously exaggerated situation comedy known to created beings . . . Adams is irresistible."
--The Boston Globe

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307497901
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/30/2008
Series:
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy , #4
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
81,911
File size:
2 MB

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