Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

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Pocket Books, 1988 - Fantasy fiction, English - 306 pages
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In this delightful book, holistic detective Dirk Gently whizzes about the world, the universe and time itself as a group of eccentric characters help him find a missing cat, solve a murder and save the human race from destruction. From the bestselling author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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Review: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1)

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Very fun - possibly more so now that I understand some of the finer points of English, and of British culture (I first read this in the early 1990s, when I was still fairly clueless on both). Can't ... Read full review

Review: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1)

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Listened to a BBC Audiobook full cast production of this. Very fun. Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Douglas Noel Adams (sometimes referred to Bop Ad because of his distinctive signature) was born in Cambridge, England, on March 11, 1952 and educated at St. John's College at Cambridge University. He graduated with honors in English Literature in 1974. In addition to being a writer/editor for radio, television, and stage, Adams has worked as a hospital reporter, barn builder, and radio producer. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 1979, one of his bestselling humor and science fiction novels, was originally a radio series. It was the first in a four-book series that includes The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe, and Everything, and So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. He once stated that the idea for his first novel came while he was "lying drunk in a field in Innsbruck and gazing at the stars." He pokes fun at humanity by mixing science fiction with humor. Adams's additional books include The Meaning of Liff; The Deeper Meaning of Liff; Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency; The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul; and Mostly Harmless. He has also co-authored the book Last Chance to See, about endangered species. Douglas Adams died May 11, 2001 of a heart attack in Santa Barbara, California at the age of 49.

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