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

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

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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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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.”—Boston Globe

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307497901
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/30/2008
  • Series: Hitchhiker's Guide Series , #4
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 74,755
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Douglas Adams is the bestselling author of the Hitchhiker books: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, The Universe and Everything; and Mostly Harmless.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has appeared in more forms than one might reasonably expect, most of which flatly contradict each other. It has appeared as a BBC-TV series; all sorts of different records, cassettes, and CDs, a computer game, and also, apathetically, a bath towel. A series of graphic novels is currently in preparation, and the motion picture version is confidently expected any decade now.

Adams lives partly in Islington, London, partly in Provence, France, but mostly in airport bookshops.


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  • Posted March 25, 2012

    Well...on to the forth (and almost last) of the original set of

    Well...on to the forth (and almost last) of the original set of Hitchhiker's Guide books. We find Arthur Dent back on Earth, which has not been destroyed (I won't spoil the how on this – especially as I’m not completely clear on how Ford pulled it off) looking to help a girl he's fallen in love with, figure out why he's been given a fishbowl with a strange inscription, figuring out where all the dolphins went, trying to find his battered copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide and finally finding the message that God left for all of creation (which falls along the lines of 42 as the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything). The mystery-like storyline combined with the series’ characteristic sarcasm definitely makes it very hard to put down. I’d say it’s the funniest of the books thus far with the healthy dose of irreverent humor we've come to expect from this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Review so far

    Im like half way done amd im kinda annoyed nothing cool has happened yet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Good, but not the best of the series by a long shot

    This book was very nice. I liked theast chapter or so, but cjapter 26 was definitaly M rated. It really did not fit in with the

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Awesome!

    Can't wait to read it

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Great Book!

    Love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2008

    Great book

    This book is witty, funny, and just all around awesome. I would reccomend this book to all of my friends if they knew what I was talking about. Maybe they should pick up the first book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2005

    So Long and Thanks for All the Fish 4

    Arthur Dent and Ford Prefrect including the rest of the gang still try and protect the universe including the newly constructed planet called Earth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2005

    Couldn't put it down!!!!

    This book is for those who love funny,yet extreme, sci fi books and the book is the most interesting thing i've read!!!!! .it was great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2003

    It's insane

    This book is insane. Arthur and his girlfriend are definatly an odd couple. This book is among the most interesting in the series. A good buy, I recommend it if you love Douglas Adams as I do!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2002

    Slightly disappointing to a crazy HHGttG fan

    Okay, it's a nice little story about Arthur getting a girlfriend (which seems rather odd-- Arthur always seemed like the type who'd have a horribly difficult time trying to find a date), but it doesn't really add to the "trilogy". The plot has very little, well, plot, and almost no resolution. True, few HitchHiker books have any resolution, but this lack-of-resolution seems more unpleasant than the others. Zaphod and Trillian are not around, Marvin keels over (and is actually fairly content at the time-- gasp of horror!), and Ford is sadly neglected in the story. Arthur's attitude towards Ford throughout the book makes the reader wonder why Ford bothered to save him from Earth in the first place. The first three HitchHiker books were brilliant, and I'm sure this one had its highlights (I must admit, the chapter where Ford gets them onto the space ship through a scientific "break in. Through." is hillarious), but perhaps this would have been better left unpublished.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2002

    The best of the Hitchhiker's Guide

    Out of all the books this one has to be the best for more than one reasone. Reason 1.You find out what Ford's favorite movie is. Reason 2.It is complete and total madness!!!!!!!!!!!! Reason 3. .........There is no reason 3 it just is the best!!! Out of every book I have ever read it has to be my favorite book ever!

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