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on April 30, 2001
The Audio version of this book was definitely a treat for me. Listening to the story read by the author, hearing it the way Douglas Adams intended it to sound was great. I really enjoyed listening to his wonderful accent as he told this story. The story has all of Adams' amazing British humor, but also is liberally dosed with astounding intelligence. It is mostly a mystery story, with a bit of sci-fi thrown in for good measure. Dirk Gently is a detective that believes in the total interconnectedness of all things. It starts out with several seemingly unrelated story lines. These story lines are all intricately interwoven and the book ends with a satisfying... well... interconnectedness. Those of you that did not like the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series because it was "too silly" should give this book a try. It's anything but silly. Adams' logic can be astounding. Also, the bit with the couch being stuck in the stairway is intriguing. Adams challenges the reader to figure out how this couch is mysteriously stuck, defying all rules of physics.
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on April 30, 2004
Perhaps the most disappointing aspect of Douglas Adam's writing, is that there will not be any more. This book offers solace to those seeking Adam's wit beyond the hitch hiker series.
While the general plot is at times annoyingly insane, the character development is priceless.
A must read for any classic Adams fan, if only for just the revealing look into the digital world of the 1980s.
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on February 11, 2013
If you are a fan of Hitch Hikers Guide of the Galaxy because of its bizarre twist on Sci-fi this may not be for you. If you love H2G2 because of Adams’s writing style then this book will not disappoint as it is written in the same brilliantly rollicking hilarious manner and is a true joy to read.
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on January 7, 2015
Interesting story. I wasn't sure I liked the writing style at first, but it made more sense and grew on me towards the end. I must say - about halfway through, I was hooked, and ended up finishing it quicker than I would have normally - so it obviously intrigued me enough.
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on April 25, 2006
It's not the best of Douglas Adams. But it's still good.
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