The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2013
February 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pocket Books
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
4.7
MB

Customer Reviews

dansnktwom ,

Mostly harmless

The universe was concerned that the reviewer was putting too much thought into his review and simply made him right "mostly harmless"

Davidshead ,

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.

jatowler ,

Less than the sum of its parts

I felt like I should like this book. You pick up a book you’ve heard of from an author whose work you like, and you think you should like the book. And if you don’t, maybe it’s actually you and not the book.

So maybe I just didn’t get it.

But the constant funny little scenes and wry-but-true observations and absurdities add up to somewhat of a boring story with an unsatisfying ending.

It’s like watching a movie trailer where all the funny parts have been pulled out, except the trailer includes the last few minutes of the film and there isn’t any film, just the trailer.

I enjoyed reading this book while I was reading it, but now that it’s over, I can’t say I liked it.

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1999

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