Thursday, June 6, 2013

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams

As a fan of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, my expectations were undoubtedly high for Douglas Adams’ other work involving a rather brilliant, admittedly quirky, holistic detective named Dirk Gently. Without giving away too much, the book follows Dirk as he investigates the mysterious murder of a computer mogul…oh and did I mention there’s time travel, a robot monk and spaceships? While I enjoyed Adams’ trademark comical prose, the pacing during the first half of the book felt slow and then overcompensated with a sprint to the finish line at the end. 

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PR 6051 .D3352 D5 1987, 2nd Floor, Humanities

Review submitted by Ashley Bloomfield,
Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education
Rating: Somewhat Recommended 

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