So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish Paperback – 8 Mar 2002
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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."--The Boston Globe "From the Paperback edition."
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As far as the characters are concerned, Arthur - despite having spent five years living as a caveman since we last saw him - remains a blundering fool in a dressing gown. The only difference perhaps is the appearance of a beard, decorated with a rabbit's bone (this, surprisingly, holds some significance as the story progresses). Thrilled to find himself propelled back in time, Arthur has the dubious pleasure of witnessing a cricket match at Lords, and is partly responsibly for the mass-hysteria that ensues. Slartibartfast takes on a larger role in this story, as he leads the intergalactic group around the universe and attempts to thrust his authority upon anyone who will listen.
One of my favourite parts of the book is that describing the alien with a chip on his shoulder: Bitter about the treatment he has received from his fellow space creatures, he makes it his mission to personally insult every living organism in the universe. Arthur's reaction in particular is very amusing.Read more ›
This audio installment sadly he will not be able to enjoy, although it is abridge, curse words in the original text have been left in, I won't give away details by saying where but please be aware if you are buying these for children, I would recommend parents listen to these in full first.
With the warning bit done, on to the main.
This is the 3rd installment in the five part trilogy (any Adams fan will know what I mean here, if not, Where Have You Been?!?) and the continuing adventure for our team, Arthur (the last earthman), Ford (Arthur's friend from another world), Trilian (Earthwoman who ran away with Zaphod but is the love interest of Arthur) and Zaphod (The 2 headed, 3 armed Gallactic President) as they travel through both space and time. The story continues from where the previous book, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe left off with our main 2 players, Arthur and Ford being on the planet Earth, that isn't really a planet (never was) but is infact a super computer being run by Mice, some old favourites come into play again, Marvin (the depressed android) and Slarttibartfarst (a Magrathean who helped build Earth).
To fully understand this book I feel it is is only possible if the series is read (listened) to in order since as a stand alone book this will make no sense at all and is obvious when you come to the end that the story is not complete (well this is only part 3 of 5).
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Originally there were the two series of the radio show which Adams rewrote and reorganised into two books. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Phil Leader
Great last chapter hooking and funny recommended to 11+?😅😂😁 linked very well in continuing the third book definitely comes highly recommended along with the whole series.Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
Given the reviews this book is getting, I can't work out if I'm having a serious sense of humour failure or if I'm the kid who points out the Emperor has no clothes. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jim Bowen
Douglas Adams is a true comic genius, and Marvin the Paranoid Android is the creation of a diseased imagination. May they both rest in peace! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
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