Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 26, 2013 - Fiction - 320 pages
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From Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, comes a wildly inventive novel—in trade paperback for the first time—of ghosts, time travel, and one detective’s mission to save humanity from extinction.

DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY
We solve the whole crime
We find the whole person
Phone today for the whole solution to your problem
(Missing cats and messy divorces a specialty)

Douglas Adams, the “master of wacky words and even wackier tales” (Entertainment Weekly) once again boggles the mind with a completely unbelievable story of ghosts, time travel, eccentric computer geniuses, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the end of the world, and—of course—missing cats.
 

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User Review  - mmaestiho - www.librarything.com

If this was an audiobook I would think I had accidentally skipped forward multiple times. But it wasn't and yet I'm still not sure I didn't. This was a trip, highly amusing, but difficult to follow at ... Read full review

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User Review  - albertgoldfain - www.librarything.com

Some nice variations on the "everything is connected" motif and definitely hilarious at points, but the zany convoluted plot undercuts both the detective and time travel efforts Adams started. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
4
Section 3
8
Section 4
10
Section 5
32
Section 6
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Section 7
47
Section 8
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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 27
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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 19
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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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Section 36
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Douglas Adams, a legend of imaginative fiction, ushered in the advent of comedic science fiction with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The book developed into a hugely successful series of five novels. The Dirk Gently series—Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul—helped cement Adams as one of the most successful and beloved authors in science fiction.

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