The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
When a passenger check-in desk at London's Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame, the explosion is deemed an act of God. But which god, wonders holistic detective Dirk Gently? What god would be hanging around Heathrow trying to catch the 3:37 to Oslo? And what has this to do with... show more
When a passenger check-in desk at London's Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame, the explosion is deemed an act of God. But which god, wonders holistic detective Dirk Gently? What god would be hanging around Heathrow trying to catch the 3:37 to Oslo? And what has this to do with Dirk's latest--and late-- client, found only this morning with his head revolving atop the hit record "Hot Potato"? Amid the hostile attentions of a stray eagle and the trauma of a very dirty refrigerator, super-sleuth Dirk Gently will once again solve the mysteries of the universe...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 15th 1991
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 307
Edition language: English
At the outset of this short book by the author of 'The Hitch Hiker Trilogy', I was hopeful for a blissful return to the cosmic mayhem of yore. I came upon the book on a hospital shelf and it seemed like a dead ringer to lift the gloom and restore spirits and that it did. As a random choice, it did m...
I didn’t enjoy this nearly as much as Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. It started off interesting, but for some reason I became progressively less interested as the story continued and I put the book down more and more frequently. I also didn’t find it as funny. It had humor, but it didn’...
"Enter the slightly off kilter world of Dirk Gently, where Norse gods run amok in the streets of London while a holistic detective tries to unravel the beheading of a record producer. Sound confusing? Welcome to the mind of Douglas Adams. Everyone knows Douglas for his Hitchhiker's trilogy (all four...
Fun in a sadly beautiful and very British sort of way. There's a pleasing harmony between the mundane and not so mundane things that happen to Dirk and Kate throughout the book, and the juxtaposition between Kate's reaction to these events and Dirk's is enjoyable. There is also a very artful harmo...
Such a weird book...enjoyable though.Funny.