So long, and thanks for all the fish MOBI ½ and

So long, and thanks for all the fish MOBI ½ and

So long, and thanks for all the fish ➥ [Ebook] ➠ So long, and thanks for all the fish By Douglas Adams ➯ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Back on Earth with nothing 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 j Back on and thanks PDF/EPUB ✓ Earth with nothing 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 So long, PDF/EPUB or 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 long, and thanks Epub Ý what else is new From the Paperback edition.


10 thoughts on “So long, and thanks for all the fish

  1. Mario the lone bookwolf Mario the lone bookwolf says:

    Adams had to write this one because he needed another part of the series, but instead of integrating it in the metaplot like the second and third part, he made a whole new, but sadly not better, reading experience out of it.This can be good for friends of less interwoven stories that focus on one main topic, but strangely that s the opposite of what the other parts of the series have been It s less funny, not so complex, not so intensively dealing with the events of the other parts and how they Adams had to write this one because he needed another part of the series, but instead of integrating it in the metaplot like the second and third part, he made a whole new, but sadly not better, reading experience out of it.This can be good for friends of less interwoven stories that focus on one main topic, but strangely that s the opposite of what the other parts of the series have been It s less funny, not so complex, not so intensively dealing with the events of the other parts and how they influence the present and just not feeling as what the reader expects.The other parts finished by combining integrated elements to a real aha wow moment, but this time the end felt bleak This critique would be inappropriate because for an average joe author, it would still be very good quality, but the problem of ingenious people is that it can get very tricky to come up to the expectations Personally, I would have wished forof the elements that made the series great instead of this wishy washy whatever thing and it stopped me from reading the fifth part that is even worse, according to what people say.A final bleat The humor seems to have gone from ironic and deep totrivial and situational and why there is so much space for useless character description is a mystery for me Tropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres unique


  2. Daniel Clausen Daniel Clausen says:

    1 You will never read anything so British again in your lifespan 2 If you re a writer, try underlining every adverb in this book Then, read a book on fiction writing that advises you to avoid using adverbs Any ironic chuckling afterwards is optional 3 This book should be rated Mostly Harmless 4 Thanks, Mr Adams So long, and thanks for all the fun.


  3. Henry Avila Henry Avila says:

    An unseen spaceship lands on Earth England in the rain, never knew about all the precipitation there , a man leaves the craft and waves , thanking the crew for the ride, but first going back he forgot his bag, essential towels inside Slogs through the mud and muck, in the cold windy darkness slipping and sliding going up a hill, climbs over a fence and is almost killed, when a speeding automobile a Porsche , nearly crushes the stranger on the road The heavy rain pours down, lightning An unseen spaceship lands on Earth England in the rain, never knew about all the precipitation there , a man leaves the craft and waves , thanking the crew for the ride, but first going back he forgot his bag, essential towels inside Slogs through the mud and muck, in the cold windy darkness slipping and sliding going up a hill, climbs over a fence and is almost killed, when a speeding automobile a Porsche , nearly crushes the stranger on the road The heavy rain pours down, lightning flashes in the nearby gloomy hills, illuminating for a brief moment the cheerless surroundings, the miserable, soaked man, tries to hitchhike but nobody will stop in this weather This is no alien but a nostalgic Mr Arthur Dent, coming back home after eight lengthy years, crossing the galaxy Only five months have passed here, his planet has not vanished, the mystery goes unexplained, this is a science fiction book after all At last the shivering Dent, gets into a car, with an unconscious woman in the back seat and her brother driving She falls on the professional hitchhiker, who can t see her face and immediately becomes infatuated The lady is named Fenny Fenchurch, don t ask , so says her rather unsympathetic brother Russell, with mental problems, too many hospital visits hallucinations, she also saw the world destroyed, silly idea, however will become the expatriate s great love Meanwhile back on a real alien world, Mr.Ford Prefect is in deep, deep, trouble, the kind that can get you dead permanently Having spent not wisely, in the unsavory Old Pink Dog Bar , and no money, except an American Express Card, and they don t accept plastic from a nonexistent planet, that no one has ever heard of The murderous bartender, is impatient, lucky The Hitchhiker s Guide is very prestigious and Ford does write for them, publicity can do wonders Returning to the third planet from the Sun Sol Mr.Prefect finally reunites with Arthur, after an extended search, Dent, doesn t answer his home phone, yes he got back , because his friend was too busy teaching Fenny, how to fly In an unlighted alley, floating above the ground, the pair grab each other, acrobatic looping, twisting and turning, doing things which are not well described here, she almost hits the pavement, too fast for a long life, Arthur saves the day Later, scaring passengers in a plane, high over an English town, its people see a real UFO indeed Visiting, the couple meet a rather weird , make that eccentric man, who knows a very important secret so he claims, something about dolphins On a beach in California, Mr John Watson, has a genuine strange house, he gives him a fish bowl, Arthur already has one so does Fenny In the sunshine, casting a beautiful rainbow on the sand , writing appears on the surface of the dish, they read Another very entertaining novel, in the funny series It amused me


  4. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy, 4 , Douglas AdamsThe Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy is a science fiction comedy radio series written by Douglas Adams with some material in the first series provided by John Lloyd So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish is the fourth book of the Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy written by Douglas Adams Its title is the message left by the dolphins when they departed Planet Earth just before it was demolished to So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy, 4 , Douglas AdamsThe Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy is a science fiction comedy radio series written by Douglas Adams with some material in the first series provided by John Lloyd So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish is the fourth book of the Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy written by Douglas Adams Its title is the message left by the dolphins when they departed Planet Earth just before it was demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass, as described in The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy The phrase has since been adopted by some science fiction fans as a humorous way to say goodbye and a song of the same name was featured in the 2005 film adaptation of The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy 2018 1397 203 9786220100287 1398 20


  5. K.D. Absolutely K.D. Absolutely says:

    This book seems to be different from the earlier books in the series It is no longer sci fi since Arthur Dent has come back from space travel to Earth and a good part of the story is his love story Had I not read the first books, I would have liked this as a romantic comedy story So, I guess I was affected by my wrong expectation The plot is tighter than the earlier books There are still those funny moments and my favorite is the biscuit eating scene I had a bittersweet feeling about the d This book seems to be different from the earlier books in the series It is no longer sci fi since Arthur Dent has come back from space travel to Earth and a good part of the story is his love story Had I not read the first books, I would have liked this as a romantic comedy story So, I guess I was affected by my wrong expectation The plot is tighter than the earlier books There are still those funny moments and my favorite is the biscuit eating scene I had a bittersweet feeling about the disappearance of the dolphin However, my favorite is that part with the sign Sorry for the Inconvenience Of course, the title of this book is so catchy and smart sounding I even had a first hand experience of a British office mate who used this sentence in his adieu to us when he was promoted to a new position several years back.The plot was tight but the telling is not as engaging as the earlier books particularly the second one Or maybe I just had enough of Adams humor as I should not have read these in close succession I mean if you are reading, alongside with this book, the wonderful prose of Alan Hollinghurst or the funny yet strange characters of Anne Tyler, then you ll know what I mean It s like reading Shakespeare and upon getting tired, you close it and try Nicholas Sparks However, overall, this is still an okay book Nicholas Sparks he knows how to write and his books sell well and all I still in awe how Adams was able to extend his trilogy to this fourth book without showing that he was tired Not corny at all From Earth Book 1 , to Space Book 2 to Prehistoric Earth Book 3 then back to our Earth Book 4 I was like cheering Arthur Dent and Fernchurch, welcome back to earthIt just broke my heart that she was not Trillian Oh.I have to hunt for the other books in this trilogy


  6. J.G. Keely J.G. Keely says:

    The universe is a joke Even before I was shown the meaning of life in a dream at 17 then promptly forgot it because I thought I smelled pancakes , I knew this to be true and yet, I have always felt a need to search for the truth, that nebulous, ill treated creature Adams has always been, to me, to be a welcome companion in that journey Between the search for meaning and the recognition that it s all a joke in poor taste lies Douglas Adams, and, luckily for us, he doesn t seem to mind if you The universe is a joke Even before I was shown the meaning of life in a dream at 17 then promptly forgot it because I thought I smelled pancakes , I knew this to be true and yet, I have always felt a need to search for the truth, that nebulous, ill treated creature Adams has always been, to me, to be a welcome companion in that journey Between the search for meaning and the recognition that it s all a joke in poor taste lies Douglas Adams, and, luckily for us, he doesn t seem to mind if you lie there with him He s a tall guy, but he ll make room.For all his crazed unpredictability, Adams is a powerful rationalist His humor comes from his attempts to really think through all the things we take for granted It turns out it takes littlethan a moment s questioning to burst our preconceptions at the seams, yet rarely does this stop us from treating the most ludicrous things as if they were perfectly reasonable.It is no surprise that famed atheist Richard Dawkins found a friend and ally in Adams What is surprising is that people often fail to see the rather consistent and reasonable philosophy laid out by Adams quips and absurdities His approach is muchpersonable and less embittered than Dawkins , which is why I think of Adams as a better face for rational materialism which is a polite was of saying atheism.Reading his books, it s not hard to see that Dawkins is tired of arguing with uninformed idiots who can t even recognize when a point has actually been made Adams humanism, however, stretched much further than the contention between those who believe, and those who don t.We see it from his protagonists, who are not elitist intellectuals they re not even especially bright but damn it, they re trying By showing a universe that makes no sense and having his characters constantly question it, Adams is subtly hinting that this is the natural human state, and the fact that we laugh and sympathize shows that it must be true.It s all a joke, it s all ridiculous The absurdists might find this depressing, but they re just a bunch of narcissists, anyhow Demnading the world make sense and give you purpose is rather self centered when it already contains toasted paninis, attractive people in bathing suits, and Euler s Identity I say let s sit down at the bar with the rabbi, the priest, and the frog and try to get a song going Or at least recognize that it s okay to laugh at ourselves now and again It s not the end of the world.It s just is a joke, but some of us are in on it


  7. Vincent Vincent says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is the fourth book in Douglas Adams Hitchhiker Trilogy no, that s not a typo starting with The Hitchhiker s guide to the galaxy Douglas Adams originally only meant to write two sequels to his original classic, and I m sorry to say, this book shows it In all of Douglas s books, the plot is convoluted at best, with frequent asides and authorial interpretations which works perfectly in the context of sci fi comedy but the plot in this story was so ambiguous, it just didn t have the same This is the fourth book in Douglas Adams Hitchhiker Trilogy no, that s not a typo starting with The Hitchhiker s guide to the galaxy Douglas Adams originally only meant to write two sequels to his original classic, and I m sorry to say, this book shows it In all of Douglas s books, the plot is convoluted at best, with frequent asides and authorial interpretations which works perfectly in the context of sci fi comedy but the plot in this story was so ambiguous, it just didn t have the same effect as the others Ford has gone back to doing research for the guide, as he was doing before Arthur is back on earth, courting a new young woman he met recently who s got a long list of psychological problems and through a couple of random events, the two meet up again Along with Arthur s new love interest, they travel to the edge of the universe for a reason not explained , in order to find the last message God left to his people before he disappeared from existence I shall save you the trouble now, and just tell you that the message is sorry for the inconvenience It s clear that this is a book Adams never meant to publish, and it just seems like a random smattering of ideas and anecdotes he wanted to use in his other books, but never got the chance to You re really better off just sticking with the original three, or just the first book, which is a good stand alone story


  8. Bradley Bradley says:

    Compared to any other book in the Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy series, I may say something rather controversial I think it is the best book.Mind you, it s a close tie with the first book, but when we add an actual satisfying end to a rather delightful little adventure that has relatively little torture and a great dealof truly romantic romance, I feel it deserves a boatload of respect.It s full of all the little zingers we ve grown to love, it has enormous amounts of satire and it s Compared to any other book in the Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy series, I may say something rather controversial I think it is the best book.Mind you, it s a close tie with the first book, but when we add an actual satisfying end to a rather delightful little adventure that has relatively little torture and a great dealof truly romantic romance, I feel it deserves a boatload of respect.It s full of all the little zingers we ve grown to love, it has enormous amounts of satire and it s simply beautiful Do I love Fenchurch I do Do I think she s fantastic for finally giving that poor old sod, Arthur, a chance Nay, even PITY Ah, that s the interesting bit It feels genuine And delightful And they re SOOO cute I ll even say right here and now that if every romance on the planet panned out exactly the way this one did, I would die a very happy man.Did I mention that they re CUTE And the flying is MUCH better than that scene in Christopher Reeve s Superman Word.And, I should mention here even though the official fifth book in the series, Mostly Harmless, was written a full 8 years after So Long and Thanks for All the Fish, I m just going to say that the reading order MUST be adjusted for taste.Keep So Long as the last book you read It makes the whole thing CHARMING and BEAUTIFUL If you read Mostly Harmless, then read it right before So Long That way, when you have that bitter taste in your mouth, you can wash it down with the pure charm of So Long


  9. Trish Trish says:

    This was delicious once again In fact, it was so delicious that I love this book almost as much as Arthur loves Fenchurch.Fenchurch, for those of you who don t know, is a girl Arthur meets back on Earth yep, he finally made his way back across time, space and parallel universes and immediately is smitten with She happens to be the one other human who has figured out the knack about flying By one of those cosmic coincidences we ve come to expect in this series, Fenchurch also happens to be t This was delicious once again In fact, it was so delicious that I love this book almost as much as Arthur loves Fenchurch.Fenchurch, for those of you who don t know, is a girl Arthur meets back on Earth yep, he finally made his way back across time, space and parallel universes and immediately is smitten with She happens to be the one other human who has figured out the knack about flying By one of those cosmic coincidences we ve come to expect in this series, Fenchurch also happens to be the girl who figured out how the world could be made a good and happy place In book 1, she was stopped from therefore changing the course of human history because she died during the demolition of Earth In this mirror book, Earth is not getting demolished so nothing stands in her way except that she s forgotten Somehow she arrives at the conclusion that the secret to what she s forgotten is God s Final Message to His Creation, which is why she and Arthur want to go and find it.This installment of the series is seriously rivaling the first a feat not even volume 3 managed.From a rain god who doesn t know that he is a rain god and therefore is miserable because it always rains no matter where he goes, to the Californian alchemy of turning excess fat into gold a serious dig at the diet industry of course and, brilliantly, the fictionalized version of a real life event that had happened to DNA and a packet of his biscuits, DNA was up to his usual brilliance in this book I m really glad I read this as the finale although, technically, this is volume 4 But trust me when I say that reading this last makes sense on several levels.So this is a love story It s also the author s farewell, not only by the dolphins, but also to a wonderful universe as well as all the quirky characters inhabiting it yes, Ford and Marvin are in this, too, never fear You can see it in the title, obviously You can also see it right at the beginning as it has almost exactly the same words as book 1, thus brilliantly closing the cycle while still making it just different unique enough.Interestingly, while there were a few great zingers in here for example the one about the people and their lizards , they weren t as prominent as in the first or third book Instead, we get this sweet story, a second chance of sorts, completing so many story arcs and making the reader feel good about it all coming to an end Silliness abound that once again just made perfect sense, which was simultaneously surprising and felt absolutely natural destined obvious Finishing this series makes me feel utterly happy and gives me a great sense of satisfaction


  10. Sean T Sean T says:

    If any of the inappropriately named Hitchhiker s Guide Trilogy could be called best , I think this is it I see two elements setting it apart from the other books in the HHGG series its tight plot, and the fact that it is at heart a romantic comedythan a farcical satire of the Science Fiction genre.As one would expect, the focus of the storyline is the continued pursuit of the Ultimate Question, to which we already know that the Ultimate Answer is Forty two.The characterization of Arth If any of the inappropriately named Hitchhiker s Guide Trilogy could be called best , I think this is it I see two elements setting it apart from the other books in the HHGG series its tight plot, and the fact that it is at heart a romantic comedythan a farcical satire of the Science Fiction genre.As one would expect, the focus of the storyline is the continued pursuit of the Ultimate Question, to which we already know that the Ultimate Answer is Forty two.The characterization of Arthur Dent seems at first to be inconsistent with the Arthur Dent known from the earlier books, until one realizes that this takes place eight years later, as time passes for him Simply put, Arthur has matured and grown into his own as a Galactic Hitchhiker He isconfident in who he is, and how to get around, while still maintaining his bumbling ways with women, which naturally leads the reader into the romantic comedy of the story.I know many people who have never read any of the Hitchhiker s Guide books because they are not into sci fi , or simply didn t get much of the humor in the initial trilogy For them, I think that the prize of getting to this, the fourth book in the inappropriately named trilogy, will make reading the first three books worthwhile Despite an effort by the author to explain within the text of the story links to the previous books, the characters and plot do require prior knowledge


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