Swimming

 
The fourth book of the ‘hitch-hiker’ series. I’m not going to grace it with the conceit that it is a ‘trilogy’ because it is not. 

It is however, a good story. Once again, Adams moved away from the pointless musings of the first couple of books and provided a string narrative thread. 

Here, Arthur Dent is back on earth and wondering why there is so much fuss about the dolphins. They appear to have disappeared and for no reason. The book is set after the destruction of Earth by the Vogons and this presents no challenge at all as the story provides perfect explanation as to why this can be the case. Arthur also finds love in the form of the enigmatic ‘Fenchurch’.

There is flying, there are aliens, there’s a spaceship and there is God’s final message to the Universe. Do you need more?

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