So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

By Douglas Adams

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish


So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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Including all you wanted to know about the first three books but never thought about asking. "HE LOST ALL FAITH IN THE STRAIGHTFORWARD OPERATION OF CAUSE AND EFFECT THE DAY INTENDING TO CATCH UP WITH A MAN FROM BETELGEUSE AND A SPACESHIP-LOAD OF ALIEN TELEPHONE SANITISERS.. ' Left at the end... of LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING with the address for God's Final Message To His Creation, Arthur Dent let his mind slip this crucial information. He tries all to jog his memory - meditation, mind-reading, with blunt objects hitting himself over the head. But none of this does work. As everyone knows, of course, the answer lies in making life flash before your eyes.. Foundation:



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    Picador usa


    Mar 8, 2002

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    0330491237 , 9780330491235







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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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Quotes from So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

And as he drove on, the rainclouds dragged down the sky after him, for, though he did not know it, Rob McKenna was a Rain God. All he knew was that his working days were miserable and he had a succession of lousy holidays. All the clouds knew was that they loved him and wanted to be near him, to cherish him, and to water him.

He learned to communicate with birds and discovered their conversation was fantastically boring. It was all to do with windspeed, wingspans, power-to-weight ratios and a fair bit about berries.

The air was stifling, but he liked it because it was stifling city air, full of excitingly unpleasant smells, dangerous music, and the distant sound of warring police tribes.

He felt a spasm of excitement because he knew instinctively who it was, or at least knew who it was he wanted it to be, and once you know what it is you want to be true, instinct is a very useful device for enabling you to know that it is.

He almost danced to the fridge, found the three least hairy things in it, put them on a plate and watched them intently for two minutes. Since they made no attempt to move within that time he called them breakfast and ate them. Between them they killed a virulent space disease he'd picked up without knowing it in the Flargathon Gas Swamps a few days earlier, which otherwise would have killed off half the population of the Western Hemisphere, blinded the other half, and driven everyone else psychotic and sterile, so the Earth was lucky there.

Grown men, he told himself, in flat contradiction of centuries of accumulated evidence about the way grown men behave, do not behave like this.

Reviews of So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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.

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.

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.

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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