Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 15, 1991 - Fiction - 320 pages
524 Reviews
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...
  

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Wonderful, witty writing. - Goodreads
the ending is very bad. - Goodreads
Witty, well paced, and a nifty plot. - Goodreads
So the plot, such as it is, is pretty messy. - Goodreads
Witty writing, good narration. - Goodreads
Aside from that, I actually loved Adams' storytelling. - Goodreads

Review: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently #2)

User Review  - LA - Goodreads

At the risk of heresy, I actually like this better than Hitchhiker's Guide. Maybe it's the hapless Kate Schechter, the ridiculous Dirk Gently, or the god who just wants to take perpetual naps. It's ... Read full review

Review: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently #2)

User Review  - Jonathan Dowland - Goodreads

loses it towards the end Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
23
Section 4
35
Section 5
42
Section 6
57
Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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About the author (1991)

Douglas Adams (1952–2001) is a legend of imaginative fiction, having ushered in the advent of comedic science fiction with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The book developed into a full series of five novels, all of which were vastly successful. The Hitchhiker series, along with his two Dirk Gently novels, have helped cement Adams as one of the most successful and beloved authors in science fiction, having sold over 15 million books.

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