Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Book - 1987
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Publisher: London, England : Heinemann, c1987.
ISBN: 9780773721005
0773721002
Characteristics: 247 pages ;,25 cm.

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Starpoem
Apr 24, 2019

Very 1980's and completely wacky!

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tehto
Aug 14, 2018

Revisiting an old favorite because I was enjoying the TV show. Worth a read or a re-read if you like intricate absurdity

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thomd
Aug 28, 2015

Read this back when it first came out, but the sequel made a much larger impression on me. Our "detective" does lots of investigating but not much detecting, and doesn't show up until a good ways into the book. After that, the story really gets going, and everything mentioned is for a reason. Loved the ending.

Looking forward to rereading the second book, and then the third, which I hardly remember. Also planning to check out the BBC television show based on this book soon - it was highly rated. As for the book, 3½ stars.

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rswcove
Aug 01, 2015

If you don't give me a character to care about, I won't keep reading. If you don't give a narrative that flows or makes any sort of sense, I won't keep reading to your brilliant finale where it all suddenly makes sense. Sorry, I'm not that tolerant. I have better things to do that slog though unsympathetic characters doing stupid things with unbelievable results in the hope that it will make sense in the end. Nope, I won't even do it for Douglas Adams. Sorry.

Tapirs Mar 29, 2015

Have you ever tried Zen Navigating? It sometimes works, too! Even if it doesn't, you can end up in some pretty odd places.

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sefranklin
Mar 31, 2014

One of my all-time favorite books. Unlike another commenter, I find I can read this over and over. I especially enjoy the way he employs and describes music throughout. Highly recommended!

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sefranklin
Mar 31, 2014

One of my all-time favorite books. Unlike another commenter, I find I can read this over and over. I especially enjoy the way he employs and describes music throughout. Highly recommended!

ocyliora Sep 30, 2013

Another in a series of hilarious books by Adams. He will be missed.

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jdgarcia
Jul 20, 2013

hilarious! (I didn't read this when it first came out so it's new to me.) I didn't find it to be a fast read, however as it is carefully crafted.

escapesaltlake Jul 06, 2012

Light humor, memorable characters, unpredictable. Leaves a few too many things hanging (or unsatisfactorily resolved), but one scene in the end drove me to poetry.

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"This time there would be no witnesses."

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