“A Whimsical Romp...”This kooky, whimsical romp through time & space provides comedy in chaos, insights into interconnectedness & ghosts galore.
Topics: London, Speculative Fiction, First in a Series, Funny, Satirical, Witty, Time Travel, Ghosts, Alternate Universe, Possessed, Private Investigators, DNA, and British Author
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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.more
I do think that this could be hilarious in the way Dr.Who is hilarious, as a tv show...but as a book I kept falling asleep. Some of it was funny but mostly I just kept thinking that Adams should just get to the point and stop trying to force goofy on me every two lines.
Maybe I'll try #2 but I'll probably just watch the BBC show.more