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Editor’s Note

“A Whimsical Romp...”

This kooky, whimsical romp through time & space provides comedy in chaos, insights into interconnectedness & ghosts galore.
Niree N.
Scribd Editor
There is a long tradition of Great Detectives, and Dirk Gently does not belong to it. But his search for a missing cat uncovers a ghost, a time traveler, AND the devastating secret of humankind! Detective Gently's bill for saving the human race from extinction: NO CHARGE.

Topics: London, Speculative Fiction, First in a Series, Funny, Satirical, Witty, Time Travel, Ghosts, Alternate Universe, Possessed, Private Investigators, DNA, and British Author

Published: Pocket Books on Feb 26, 2013
ISBN: 9781439140611
List price: $11.99
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This is the book I have read more times than any other (10 or 12 times).The horse in the field is my favourite scene from any bookread more
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Not as memorable as the first 2 books of the Hitchhiker series but good for a bunch of the same sort of laughs in a different setting.read more
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One of the most annoying things about reading the Kindle edition of this book was the fact that popular highlights show up and you can't turn them off, at least not easily. It drove me mad. It was inevitably the parts that you'd pick out as funny for yourself, not anything surprisingly good...

Anyway, I grew up with Douglas Adams' work in the background, on the radio while we ate or while me and my sister played after dinner and my dad tried to relax. He's a big Douglas Adams fan, though he sticks mostly to the radio stuff, thinking that has more life.

I do enjoy Douglas Adams' writing, but I didn't find Dirk Gently as compulsive to read as Hitchhiker's Guide. There were a lot of good bits -- things I might pull out as memorable quotes -- but it didn't come out that memorably as a whole. The quotes are memorable without the story surrounding them. They're sort of bon mots that felt sort of pasted in, for the most part.

It's fun, don't get me wrong, and it was excellent train reading: entertaining without needing my full focus.read more
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This is the book I have read more times than any other (10 or 12 times).The horse in the field is my favourite scene from any book
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Not as memorable as the first 2 books of the Hitchhiker series but good for a bunch of the same sort of laughs in a different setting.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
One of the most annoying things about reading the Kindle edition of this book was the fact that popular highlights show up and you can't turn them off, at least not easily. It drove me mad. It was inevitably the parts that you'd pick out as funny for yourself, not anything surprisingly good...

Anyway, I grew up with Douglas Adams' work in the background, on the radio while we ate or while me and my sister played after dinner and my dad tried to relax. He's a big Douglas Adams fan, though he sticks mostly to the radio stuff, thinking that has more life.

I do enjoy Douglas Adams' writing, but I didn't find Dirk Gently as compulsive to read as Hitchhiker's Guide. There were a lot of good bits -- things I might pull out as memorable quotes -- but it didn't come out that memorably as a whole. The quotes are memorable without the story surrounding them. They're sort of bon mots that felt sort of pasted in, for the most part.

It's fun, don't get me wrong, and it was excellent train reading: entertaining without needing my full focus.
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It was easy to put this one down for a couple of months--I had difficulty getting into it."The term 'holistic' refers to my conviction that what we are concerned with here is the fundamental interconnectedness of all things." p. 115
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maybe my favourite adams to date
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Whimsical, very british and hilarious.
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