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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams
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Dec 18, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction
Read in May, 2000 , read count: two

The most optimistic of the series, in which Dent returns to a miraculously restored Earth, falls in love with Fenchurch, and learns God's final message to His creation. Even the Rain God gets rich and famous. The only bum note is the unnecessarily depressing death of Marvin, who really was maltreated by his living owners.

This entry is very good, but not quite up to par with the original trilogy, being more in the line of human interest stories than irreverent, balls-out parody. I also found the pacing confusing at times: I still have no idea how the Earth was restored, unless the mice built it again after all, and the whole episode with Zaphod returning to Earth I found incomprehensible. Still, it deserves its place in the canon.

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