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Review: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was really looking forward to this book. I reread Hitchhikers recently and have watched the Stephen Mangan’s Dirk Gently production and loved them both. As an aside, I provided the crew’s electricity for the fish and chip shop scene. A guy knocked on my door one night with a power lead in his hand and asked if he could plug it in – Dirk Gently would’ve loved the interconnectedness. Although this read like a typical Douglas Adams story – lots of sciencey bits, a disgruntled robot and clever dry humour – it was a bit too random for me. Still, a good read, and it’s made me want to dust off the rest of my Hitchhikers series.

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By Colin Marks

#4 Amazon short story author. My work is also published by Smashwords. First YA novel due early 2012, to be followed by an adult thriller.