Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams

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There is a long tradition of Great Detectives, and Dirk Gently does not belong to it. But his search for a missing cat uncovers a ghost, a time traveler, AND the devastating secret of humankind! Detective Gently's bill for saving the human race from extinction: NO CHARGE.
 

About Douglas Adams

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Douglas AdamsDouglas Adams was born in Cambridge, England in 1952. He has written for radio, television and theater and has worked as a hospital reporter, barn builder, radio producer, and script editor. His bestsellers include The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Life, the Universe and Everything, So Long and Thanks for All the Fish, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.
 
Published February 26, 2013 by Pocket Books. 304 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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The Guardian

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The Dirk Gently Omnibus (Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul) Douglas Adams Heinemann £9.99, pp501 In 1979, on an insignificant planet in a downmarket end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy, an uncommonly tall ape descendant called Douglas Adams publi...

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The Guardian

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Actually, that wallpaper – orange, geometric and hellish – may account for a lot;

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AV Club

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A BBC Four series captures the spirit of Douglas Adams’ irreverent comic mystery novel.

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SFX

Every time a new series of Sherlock comes around, there’s a collective gnashing of teeth in the SFX office, accompanied by wails of, “If we only we could cover it!” We can’t of course – well, not until such time as Sherlock investigates The Case Of The Anal Probing.

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SFX

THE ONE WHERE When Dirk returns to the College from which he was expelled, his old professor is murdered, a gynoid – a robotic female – goes missing and a mysterious young girl takes a shine to the detective.

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SFX

The idea that Dirk has been stalking – sorry, covert experimenting on – the wrong woman is also ingeniously woven into the overall plot, and the fact that it’s all Janice’s fault kinda makes a twisted poetic sense.

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Metro

If we hadn’t been treated to the visual and verbal cut and thrust of the recent Conan Doyle makeover, then it might be easier to get more excited by Dirk Gently (BBC4).

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The Zone

Should the BBC be spending money on say a three-part or two-hour (to do it justice) adaptation of an existing book with relatively limited appeal, or creating a new series based on the book that might garner a decent audience because of the appeal of its cast and the track-record of its writer?

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SciFi Online

Dirk Maggs, adapter, producer and director of this first Dirk Gently adventure, himself is no stranger to these genres.

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