So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide, #4)
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... show more
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. 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?
Publish date: April 26th 2005
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
Series: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy -5 (#4)
Less happens in this, the fourth book of the Hitchhiker's trilogy, than in the preceding three, but it is funny and clever in true Adams' style. The story includes a new Earth and a love interest for Arthur Dent (one that sends them soaring into the clouds). Three bowls gifted by the missing dolphin...
This might be my favorite book from the series because it's relatively happy but maintains a baseline of melancholy. And the image of Arthur and Fenchurch flying around is one that I think of a lot.
La pluie de type 17 était une sale pluie en rafales qui fouettait son pare-brise avec une telle violence qu'il aurait aussi bien pu faire l'économie de ses essuie-glaces.Il mit à l'épreuve sa théorie en les arrêtant momentanément mais il apparut que la visibilité réussissait à empirer encore.Malheur...
I think I missed the point somewhere... What was this installment even about? And why were there so many plot holes?!
When I first read this book I loved it namely because I happened to be a hopeless romantic and our protagonist, Arthur Dent, finally gets a girlfriend. Well, finally is probably not the best way to describe it because Adams does raise the possibility that Arthur may have had a relationship with Tril...