Wednesday, July 25, 2012

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Today I finished So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, the fourth book in Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's trilogy.

Since these books have no plot or structure to speak of, it's hard to give a more helpful review than: I laughed a few times and I wanted to keep reading.

Arthur Dent is back on Earth (at his old house, and with the most beautiful fish bowl he's ever seen). He has some puzzling questions to answer*:

*Answer? Ha.

a) How is Arthur back on Earth if Earth was destroyed by the Vogons?
2) Who is this stunningly attractive girl - and did she just give Arthur her number?
d) Where did all of the dolphins go?

Oh, and where's Ford?

Incidentally, Ford is wondering why Arthur never answers his phone...

And you have to read until the Good Bit at the very end, where our intrepid hitchhikers finally read God's Final Message to His Creation.

Arthur reads it. Ford reads it. Marvin reads it.

But will the reader read it? Or did Douglas Adams's typewriter run out of ink just as he wa

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