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Community Level 6SarahP

SarahP

This is no Hot Potato!

AdvantagesEasy to read, makes me laugh

DisadvantagesIts the last one!

"...I saw this sitting on the 40p shelf in a local charity shop I snatched it up! Having grown up with Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (H2G2) in both TV and book format (missed out on the radio show) and generally being impressed with Adams in general… I mean this man worked on Dr Who, invented the best name in the universe ever for a character (Slartibartfast) and was generally a normal bloke with a wicked sense of humour…. I knew I was in for a ..." Read review
10.11.2003

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Community Level 2willboy12

willboy12

Dirk Gently Strikes Again

AdvantagesAn excellent, well wriiten sequel

DisadvantagesThe last ever fully finished Dirk Gently Novel

"...to take a swing in the other direction from the Hitch Hiker series; the Hitch Hiker series has always concentrated on making science fiction a lighter funnier subject, whereas the Dirk Gently novels have tried to do the same thing but looking at the real world rather than something imaginery. This time round we concentrate on Dirk's adventures rather than those of Richards (He was in the previous book). Richard has inadvertently disappeared with ..." Read review
09.07.2003

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Community Level 2cpt-kirkja...

cpt-kirkjamest

An almost sci-fi detective story set in the present

AdvantagesAmusing, engaging

DisadvantagesShort

"...Adams is probably best-known for the Hitchhiker Trilogy (which now consists of five books). He is less well-known for the detective Dirk Gently. Dirk Gently (real name Svlad Cjelli) is a curious person. He wears a red hat which does not suit him, is almost permanently in debt, and runs a detective agency. "The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul" is the second book to feature him. Naturally, as it is a detective book, I cannot explain the story, as ..." Read review
21.09.2000

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Community Level 2Azurel

Azurel

Vallhalla and the exploding check-in desk.

AdvantagesVery entertaining read

DisadvantagesNot as good as the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series

"This book is the second that Douglas Adams has written about Dirk Gently (the first was Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency). It was written after the 5 part trilogy(?) of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and although the humour is similar its definitely not the same sort of idea. Kate Schechter first meets the rather angry, not to mention lost, Norse god (Thor) at the check-in desk at Heathrow Airport. Kate then misses her plane to Oslo ..." Read review
10.04.2002

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Community Level 3NeilHudson

NeilHudson

Getting darker

AdvantagesWitty and interesting

DisadvantagesNot really a detective novel

"...Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul" is Adams' second novel about Dirk Gently, by which time he had in my opinion earned himself the right to call himself "novelist" rather than just "writer". Once again he succeeds in writing a genuinely funny fantasy story in a unique style, with believable characters. He manages to play the novel at its own game, and win. What is slightly incongruous in this novel is Gently himself. He begins the novel five hours ..." Read review
30.09.2000

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