Beloved, bumbling Detective Dirk Gently returns in this standalone novel from Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
When a check-in desk at London’s Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame, the event is said to be an act of God. But which god? wonders holistic detective Dirk Gently. And how is this connected to Dirk’s battle with his cleaning lady over his filthy refrigerator…or to the murder of his latest client? Or are these events just another stretch of coincidences in the life of the world’s most off-kilter private investigator?
Douglas Adams, “one of England’s top exporters of irreverence” (Chicago Tribune), continues the implausible adventures of supersleuth Dirk Gently in his quest to solve the mysteries of the universe.
``The British author of the Hitchhiker trilogy and other immensely popular lunacies, Adams permits no whiff of common sense to spoil his new novel, which combines fantasy, hilarity and creeping horrors,'' remarked PW . Here, sleuth Dirk Gently investigates a lawyer and an advertiser who possess the soul of the god Odin. ``The plot's ramifications are marvelous, bloody and irresistible.''
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The universe was concerned that the reviewer was putting too much thought into his review and simply made him right "mostly harmless"
Typographical error spotted
I'm still in mid-book so I cannot provide an accurate rating. But in order to submit this, I am forced to give a rating.
Chapter 17, the paragraph starting "He felt suddenly elated": "who would career out into the road to explain to the oncoming traffic about the Day of Judgement,"
Without having the original text on hand I'm afraid I cannot say with any specific sense of authority being that I am neither the author nor anyone with anything better than a familiarity with language, traffic and the Day of Judgement but generally speaking the verb careen would make more sense then the noun career.