Book Reviews of So Long and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide, Bk 4)

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide, Bk 4)
So Long and Thanks for All the Fish - Hitchhiker's Guide, Bk 4
Author: Douglas Adams
ISBN-13: 9780671525804
ISBN-10: 0671525808
Publication Date: 11/1/1985
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 121 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed So Long and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide, Bk 4) on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Overall, it's a good story. My complaint is that sometimes it really feels like it drags on and on and on and on... It doesn't flow the best and even with its humor, I did sometimes wonder why I was still reading this book. A lot of times, I had to wonder what the point of things were (which is probably the author's goal) and how many pages I had left before it was over. But, since I wanted to know what happens in the end, I kept going.
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Helpful Score: 2
Overall, it's a good story. My complaint is that sometimes it really feels like it drags on and on and on and on... It doesn't flow the best and even with its humor, I did sometimes wonder why I was still reading this book. A lot of times, I had to wonder what the point of things were (which is probably the author's goal) and how many pages I had left before it was over. But, since I wanted to know what happens in the end, I kept going.
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Helpful Score: 1
The entire series is absolutely fabulous. A must read for anyone remotely interested in either comedy or scifi.
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Helpful Score: 1
A great book!
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Helpful Score: 1
While Douglas Adams' writing style is still enjoyable in this fourth book in the trilogy (yes, you read that right), he doesn't manage to be as funny as in the previous entries. I believe this is due to the fact that most of the story actually happens on Earth, as opposed to Arthur wandering around in space trying to negotiate his way through laugh out loud situations. There is also a serious lack of Marvin the robot (he only appears in one chapter). Overall, I still enjoyed reading it, but it didn't meet my expectations for the series.

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This book, third in Douglas Adam's Hitch-Hiker's Guide trilogy in five parts is insanely funny. From people chasing floating paisley chesterfields to the absolute inabiltiy of Arthur Dent to comprehend the Universe, it's bubblegum for the brain at it's best. a perfect read for prople what are sick and tired of serious and inspirational books and are looking for something what doesn't make them think
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I think this might be my favorite in the series. I love the story of the dolphins and the romance that goes on.
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Overall, it's a good story. My complaint is that sometimes it really feels like it drags on and on and on and on... It doesn't flow the best and even with its humor, I did sometimes wonder why I was still reading this book. A lot of times, I had to wonder what the point of things were (which is probably the author's goal) and how many pages I had left before it was over. But, since I wanted to know what happens in the end, I kept going.
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I don't really know if Douglas Adams INVENTED slapstick science fiction or just PERFECTED IT. He's in a class all by himself!

From back cover: Arthur Dent is out of his bathrobe, in love, and wondering why the dolphins said...So Long and Thanks for All the Fish. Was the earth really demolished? Why did all the dolphins disappear? What is God's final message to His creatures? Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, and the new voivoid gang are off (by commercial airline) on a wacked-out quest to answer these truly unimportant questions.
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Overall, it's a good story. My complaint is that sometimes it really feels like it drags on and on and on and on... It doesn't flow the best and even with its humor, I did sometimes wonder why I was still reading this book. A lot of times, I had to wonder what the point of things were (which is probably the author's goal) and how many pages I had left before it was over. But, since I wanted to know what happens in the end, I kept going.
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This series is PHENOMENAL! Not for light readers, it's one that pays off in the end. Douglas Adams weaves a story like NONE I've ever read. He can start a thread in a story, and catch it back up to tie it up neatly four books later, and have used every word until that point to help tie it up which creating new threads in those same words that he'll tie up in other books the same neat and mind blowing way.

It's funny, explaining the book is a lot like reading it... nonsense that makes sense.
reviewed So Long and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide, Bk 4) on
Dry British humor at it's best!
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Overall, it's a good story. My complaint is that sometimes it really feels like it drags on and on and on and on... It doesn't flow the best and even with its humor, I did sometimes wonder why I was still reading this book. A lot of times, I had to wonder what the point of things were (which is probably the author's goal) and how many pages I had left before it was over. But, since I wanted to know what happens in the end, I kept going.
reviewed So Long and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide, Bk 4) on + 1756 more book reviews
Overall, it's a good story. My complaint is that sometimes it really feels like it drags on and on and on and on... It doesn't flow the best and even with its humor, I did sometimes wonder why I was still reading this book. A lot of times, I had to wonder what the point of things were (which is probably the author's goal) and how many pages I had left before it was over. But, since I wanted to know what happens in the end, I kept going.
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I liked it and think anyone who reads it will too
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Adams once again outdoes himself.
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Loved it!
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This is the fourth book of the Hitchhiker trilogy. Yeah, I know, that sounds stupid, but you have to know the series. This was more readable to me than the other ones. It seems to be more coherent and the cast of characters doesn't get lost. It's not bad. And if you like Adam's work, you'll love it. Just wasn't for me.
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Hilarious!!!!
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This is the fourth book in the HITCHHIKER'S TRILOGY.