Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 7, 2014 - Fiction - 260 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.

Quirky and bumbling private investigator Dirk Gently stumbles upon a ghost, millions of years old, wandering the earth and disturbing its people. Dirk soon discovers this phantom yearns for more than a good haunting: it is desperately trying to go back in time to prevent its own death. But this ghost was no ordinary person, and helping it save itself just might change the modern world as we know it. And not in a good way…

Endlessly entertaining, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency proves that, indeed, “few writers have had such an infectious prose style as Adams” (The Observer). As Dirk Gently tries to solve the mysteries of the universe and the human soul, readers will have their own mystery to solve: Where did the time go?
 

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User Review  - EmScape - LibraryThing

I decided to re-read this after having watched the BBC show of the same name, and while my memory of the book was spotty, I was struck fully in the face by how very different book-Dirk is from TV-Dirk ... Read full review

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User Review  - ConalO - LibraryThing

A mostly interesting story but I found it not as funny as expected (or maybe the humor just was not my cup of tea). I will probably have to read the next in this series as this one really did not have a satisfying ending... 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
38
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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