Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
What do a dead cat, a computer whiz-kid, an Electric Monk who believes the world is pink, quantum mechanics, a Chronologist over 200 years old, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poet), and pizza have in common? Apparently not much; until Dirk Gently, self-styled private investigator, sets out to prove the... show more
What do a dead cat, a computer whiz-kid, an Electric Monk who believes the world is pink, quantum mechanics, a Chronologist over 200 years old, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poet), and pizza have in common? Apparently not much; until Dirk Gently, self-styled private investigator, sets out to prove the fundamental interconnectedness of all things by solving a mysterious murder, assisting a mysterious professor, unravelling a mysterious mystery, and eating a lot of pizza -- not to mention saving the entire human race from extinction along the way (at no extra charge). To find out more, read this book (better still, buy it, then read it) -- or contact Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. 'A thumping good detective-ghost-horror-whodunnit-time travel-romantic-musical-comedy epic.' The author
Publish date: June 24th 1988
Publisher: Pan Books Ltd.
Pages no: 247
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Time Travel
Series: Dirk Gently (#1)
I liked this a lot more than I expected to. I had read the author’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy about 20 years ago and, while I remember finding it mildly amusing and clever at times, I also found it too unrealistically silly to take seriously and didn’t much care for it. My memory of that bo...
Okay, so they never actually go to a bar. But I do think that sentence is a fairly accurate description of the book. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is the first in the Dirk Gently trilogy, the slightly less well-known series by Douglas Adams. Like Hitchhikers, this book feels completely ...
Dirk Gently ist ein Privatdetektiv der ganz besonderen Art: Anstatt sich an konventionelle Ermittlungsverfahren zu halten, schwört er auf Quantenphysik, Hypnose und natürlich kalte Pizza. Deshalb kommt er auch immer zu unerwarteten und höchst überraschenden Ergebnissen. Als Richard MacDuff, ein Comp...
"Douglas Adams was a bit daft; I like that in an author. It's been years since I first read Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and I must say it's a pleasure to reacquaint myself with Mr. Gently. In honor of World Towel Day I had decided to re-read all six volumes of the Hitchhiker's Guide to t...
Decent book but probably not one for non fans.