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Douglas Adams É 4 reviewIs it n Rogue on the Rollaway audacious thing to say that Mr Douglas Adams is hit or missYes Welludacious not reallyGood Here is fun nd I mean FUN book rife with what is bsurd nd comical in certain sciences that dictate what the world is I know my math teacher in high school was mad bout him And it does seem s though there is n intended niche udience lready built for this type of literature literary than say Piers Anthony but not character driven nor truly dearly dramatic There is much confusion nd this is lso part of its whimsical charm but the coming together seems so tight so like mathematical euation solved nd just done for lthough there is that infamous to be continued t its conclusion this is giving nothing way I m caustic toward these post Lewis Carroll productions wasn t rabid fan of Hitchhiker s for instance but I won t mind reading Dirk Gently 2 When that type of mood ctually finds me I discovered Douglas Adams by coincidence I found his book Last Chance to See co written by Mark Cawardine bout nimals near extinction Haunted House Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, and Douglasnd Mark s trip Sweet Southern Hearts (A Willow Hill Novel Book 3) around the world to see some of them in box with M ngelexemplare old books sometimes not in top condition that re therefore sold t reduced price His humour stood out even in the German translation nd when I told friend bout it she told me Daddy's Girl Series: A Taboo Erotic Collection allbout n odd sounding story bout guy hitchhiking cross the galaxy nd something bout the number 42 Since I ve Dark Tides (Dark Tides always beenn odd duck I went Weathering the Storm and bought that book too in the English original this timend have read The Hitchhiker s Guide To The Galaxy once every year May 25th to be exact ever sinceHowever despite having heard of Dirk Gently too I have never picked up these books for some weird reason I m glad I rectified this now because Wrong for Me (Motor City Royals, although I LOVE Hitchhiker this isctually betterDouglas Adams has not just been British uthor with the usually expected British humour Sure he had Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music a dry wit butlso mind s sharp s katana Downright Dead and the observationsbout humanity that he put into his books while being disguised s silly dialogue or even sillier happenings re lways very deep reflective nd spot onSo this story is Left Fur Dead about the titular Dirk Gentlylthough that is only the most recent in long list of names he s used He doesn t even make n ppearance for the first uarter of the book ctually Mr Gently believes in the interconnectedness of Death by Tea all things therefore he named his detectivegency Dirk Gently s Holistic Detective AgencyIt s this interconnectedness that has to be proven when Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, a former friend of his with sofa being stuck halfway up the way to his partment gets bored half to death t the By Way Of A Wager annual reading of Coleridge poem THE Coleridge poem I should say t Cambridge university then witnesses conjuring trick by one of his old professors finds horse in the bathroom of that same professor fter it finally got rid of its rider n Electric Monk nd finally gets caught up in When Kingdom Comes a very weird murder involving his boss followed by peoplecting strangely indeed You re confused GoodIt s bit like watching Doctor Who nd getting The Wayward Bride (Besotted Scots, all of your brain in tight knot but you know exactly that it will All Make Perfect Sense In make perfect sense in endAs I said silliness bound in DA s book but ll the silliness serves Such a Dance a purposend that is what makes this book not only entertaining but ctually intellectually challenging nd bloody perfect Especially eccentric Dirk Gently himself with his weirdness ctually makes perfect sense it s the world that is bonkersThus we end up with gems like the following some of my favourite bits that I marked in the book Electric Monks believed things for you thus saving you what was becoming n increasingly onerous task that of believing ll the things the world expected you to believeIt is difficult to be sat on ll day every day by some other creature without forming n opinion bout themOn the other hand it is perfectly possible to sit La bte du marais all day every day on top ofnother creature Laos: Keystone Of Indochina and not have the slightest thoughtbout them whatsoeverSo two legs were held to be both suitable How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World and cheaper than the normal primes of seventeen nineteen or twenty three the skin the Monks were given was pinkish looking instead of purple softnd
Smooth Instead Of Crenellatedinstead of crenellated were lso restricted to just one mouth nd nose but were given instead Geeking Out on 11C andditional eye making for Et ainsi de suite a grand total of two A strange looking creature indeed But truly excellentt believing the most preposterous thingsShe tried to worry that something had happened to him but didn t believe it for The Shoshoni Cookbook a moment Nothing terrible ever happened to him though she was beginning to think that it was time it damn well did If nothing terrible happened to him soon maybe she d do it herself coincidencesre strange Historias sobre los Fondos Bahá'ís and dangerous things there is huge difference between disliking somebody maybe even disliking them Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe a lotnd Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It actually shooting them strangling them dragging them through the fieldsnd setting their house on fire It was difference which kept the vast majority of the population live from day to dayThis was public telephone so it was clearly n oversight that it was working t llOnly child sees things with perfect clarity because it hasn t developed ll those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don t expect to see normal English condition that of damp nd rancid dish cloth he believed with n instant effortlessness which would have impressed even ScientologistIt disturbs me very greatly when I find that I know things nd do not know why I know them Maybe it is the same instinctive processing of data that llows you to catch ball lmost before you ve seen it Maybe it is the deeer Mr Darcy's Cottage of Earthly Delights: Shades of Pride and Prejudice and less explicable instinct that tells you when someone is watching youAnd Mrs Roberts How is she Foot still troubling herNot since she had it off thanks forsking sir Between you nd me sir I would ve been just s happy to have had her mputated nd kept the foot I had little spot reserved on the mantlepiece but there we re we have to take things s we find themThe cry I could have thought of that is very popular The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank and misleading one for the fact is that they didn tnd The Myth of Genesis and Exodus and the Exclusion of Their African Origins a very significantnd revealing fact it is tooCharitable ha said Dirk. Harry Enfield nd Billy Boyd star in brand new full cast dramatisation of Douglas Adams' first Dirk Gently book directed by the ward winning Dirk MaggsDirk Gently has n unshakeable belief in the interconnectedness of Yoga Kitchen: Divine Recipes from the Shoshoni Yoga Retreat all thing. I pay my taxes what do you wantOne thing I couldlso identify with immensely was this description of Susan She had Design Works: How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges Through Business Design anmazing emotional self sufficiancy nd control provided she could play her cello He had noticed n odd nd extraordinary thing bout her relationship with the music she played If ever she was feeling emotional or upset she could sit nd play some music with utter concentration nd emerge seeming fresh nd calmOnly in my case the cello has to be replaced by books nd playing music by reading But yes very precise description of meOh nd despite me being too young to know too much bout what it was like with the very first computers being sold it was so cool to read bout ll the technical stuff because I know from interviews nd Neil Gaiman s biography of Douglas Adams what techie computer enthusiast he was plus from historical point of view lone it must have been pretty excitingSo you see not just thrilling writing style with engaging Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, and uirky characters butlso wit dry enough to start wildfire that illuminates wide range of important topics making the reader not only laugh but lso reflect ll while you re having the time of your lifeHonestly no idea why this is rated lower than Hitchhiker because despite me being Jeep. Sur les traces de la lgende a huge fan I even bought towel nd stitched 42 nd Don t Panic onto it The Abbeyville Way and carry it with me every Towel Day Im firmly sold on Dirk Gently nd think this first volume beats the first of the 5 volumes in the Hitchhiker trilogy Douglas Adams underated masterpiece leads Dirk Gently from search for Stations of the Lost: The Treatment of Skid Row Alcoholics a missing cat to unlocking the secrets of time travelnd saving the human race from total extinction I thought no one could write better comic novel than The Hitch Hiker s Guide to the Galaxy until I first read this I ve subseuently re read this novel countless times nd it never fails to entertain I m still finding references to literature Treasure Diver (Choose Your Own Adventure, and popular culture that I ve previously missed That novel can be re read despite the reader knowing what is A Shot at Love about to happen is testement to Old Records Never Die: One Man's Quest for His Vinyl and His Past any novel but this one can be re read with suspition that something different will happen this time I still don t really understand how the ending of this book worked Ask an Astronaut and trying to describe the plot would be like trying to build submarine out of cheese Instead I ll just share some uotes from this book that I especially loved because Douglas Adams is the only Dead of Night author in the history of the world who is capable of creating them A horse he saidgain Yes it is said the Professor Wait he motioned to Richard who was The Voyage Unplanned about to go outgain The Dwelling and investigate Let it be It won t be long Richard stared in disbelief You say there s horse in your bathroom nd ll you can do is stand there naming Beatles songs Richard stood transfixed for moment or two wiped his forehead gain nd gently replaced the phone Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made War, Peace, and Love at the Congress of Vienna as if it weren injured In Xanadu did Kubla KahnA science fiction book decreeWith plot purloined from Doctor WhoA cross between witches brewAnd nice cup of teaSo several chapters serially were wroteUntil the text was finished good nd wholeA sovereign remedy or ntidoteAgainst the long dark teatime of the soulAnd there were geeks who Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen: 35 Great Stories That Have Inspired Great Films answeredlien prayersWhile moving house ccompanied by their boxes And there were sofas stuck upon the stairsIn curious ngles causing paradoxesBut oh the changes made to historyA tricky deed for ny witch or warlockEven when travelling by time "MACHINEAND CLAIMING TO BE RESIDENT IN " claiming to be resident in ghost nd Easy an Electric Monk in dream I saw Morrissey y los atormentados apartThey were the most eccentric pairI ve comecross most nywhereBut still they touched my heartIf I could piece togetherThe fragments I find nowThen ll Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe around would marvelAnd open mouthedvowWeave Interview with the Vampire a circle round him thriceAnd never mind his extra headFor he of Adams books has readAnd fables heard from Paradise Im Emma of Aurora (Change and Cherish Historical a firm believer that bit of British humor is good for the soulAnd I m uite American in case you did not know Don t you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand Only child sees things with perfect clarity because it hasn t developed The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don t expect to see Douglas Adams has highly uotable laugh out loud writing style which I dore I seem to remember blurb describing this book s The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy with significantly fewer spaceships I pologize that my memory fails on whom I heard this from I can t think of Ravished by a Duke a better description myselfThis book will forever be on my The concept of puttings many ideas Damn Delicious Meal Prep as possible ins less book space s imaginable worked well for the hitchhiker but
in this case it was too much no I mean lessIt could have been n epic milestone like the ingeniousthis case it was too much no I mean lessIt could have been n epic milestone like the ingenious series but it is simply too short nd too densely packed Deep Lane: Poems at the same time it s miracle how this is even possible The characters Komisario Nuusku ja makkaratehtaan arvoitus and main plots could have been used for one much longer or two short booksnd it would have been masterpiece gain More details in the descriptions probably some explanations to the reader or nother side plot infodumps longer dialogues it in the descriptions probably some explanations to the reader or nother side plot infodumps longer dialogues it Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry all have been possible if Adams hadn t tried to distill it to thebsolute minimum I got nervous the closer I got to the end because I couldn t imagine how ll those should culminate in believable understandable The Online Diary of a Masochistic Submissive and satisfying endingEspecially the end was really unsatisfying so much came out of nothing interesting ideas weren t described in detailnd ever I last read this when I was really young nd was shortly getting off fantastic kick of HHGttG wanting MORE Industry and Empire: The Birth of the Industrial Revolution as Issume most people do when they get on Douglas Adams kickLike the other series every page is filled with wonderfully witty nd fascinating nd wise crack uotes that will delight nd maze nd generally blow most writing way by the sheer udacityTo think that Douglas Adams never considered himself My Lady Viper a writer Trulymazing And of course us fans just snicker Sunflower at thatnd keep readingI dmit to really liking this but not loving it s much Periyar: A Political Biography of E.V. Ramasamy as the Hitchhiker series I don t know Maybe I just wanted of the idiotnd less of the incomprehensible mystic in systems theory sheep s clothing What can I say. S but his Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats for old ladies Then Dirk stumbles upon n old friend behaving bizarrely nd he's drawn into four billion year old mystery that must be solved if As n dult I m doing n bout face nd saying that this might be better by far It s still wacky nd zany nd full of oddball moments but it s closer to Earth mostly just not lways in the same time zone And on top of that it was fun s hell getting into ll the old computer stuff nd getting into the poetry nd the music nd ESPECIALLY the problem of the couchThe couch stayed with me Commit!: Unlock Your Full Potential and Learn to Lead Yourself all these yearsnd it was such wonderful character It lmost reaches the same heights Announcing Trouble as certain fridge in the next book Of which I m doing re read next Now to be sure I probably wouldn t have done re read The Book of Revelation: atll if it hadn t been for the BBC tv production of the same name The Sound of Music Story: How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time and evens I was watching it I was going Is this remotely the sameDefinitive Edward Keating: Main Street: The Lost Dream of Route 66 answer SOME lol Notll that much Characters some Situations hints Zany That s full tilt All said no complaints on either side of the tv screen I m glad to be doing ll of the bove He instituted this Chair of Chronology to see if there was ny particular reason why one thing happened fter Cold Blood anothernd if there was Calibre (Inspector Brant, any way of stopping it Since thenswers to the three uestions were I knew immediately yes no nd maybe I realised I could then take the rest of my career off Books by Oscar Wilde Terry Pratchett nd Douglas Adams have t least one thing in common I can easily pick funny witty interesting uotes from every page The bove uote represents Adams surreal sense of humour uite nicely I think Dirk Gently s Holistic Detective Agency is of course Douglas Adams lesser known series compared to the incomparable but often compared to Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy series Still there re only five Hitchhiker s books excluding Eoin Colfer s And Another Thing which in ll fairness I have not read but I The Dirty Game: Uncovering the Scandal at FIFA am not that big fan of Colfer s Artemis Fowl so the idea of seuel by him is nonstarter for meSo how does Dirk Gently s Holistic Detective Agency compare to The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy What kind of uestion is that Damn you Sorry I m feeling bit schizophrenic Anyway the nswer to that uestion would be favorably It does not have the epic space opera setting of Hitchhiker s but then Adams wanted to write something different rather than retread old ground so the smaller scale of the setting is understandable Dirk Gently s Holistic Detective Agency is not really April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici about the eponymous Dirk Gently s I would not even call him the protagonist He is one of the central characters As the book has to be called something the title Adams went with is suitably intriguing one The plot of the novel is No Life But This a combination of several seemingly unrelated plot strands It starts withn Electric Monk looking for Door the capital D distinguishes from ny old door then the scene switches to dinner t St Cedd s College in Cambridge where Professor Urban Chronotis performs The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution a seemingly commonplace magic trick is for child Soon The Philosophers Pupil after that horse is found in the professor s bathroom A wealthy businessman is shot dead for no reason nd his ghost starts to roam An lien spacecraft Blind Watchmaker accidentally landsnd soon blows upThe disparate plotlines re ctually interrelated nd the only
Man Who Can Find Thewho can find the between them is Dirk Gently the world S First Holistic Detective Which first Holistic Detective which that he understands the fundamental interconnectedness of ll things Sherlock Holmes famously said Once you eliminate the impossible whatever remains no matter how improbable must be the truth Dirk Gently goes one better by not even eliminating the impossible see one of the selected uotes below His bility to make intuitive leaps verges on being superpower Dirk Gently s Holistic Detective Agency reminds me Cannibal Sector 1: The Kingdom of Death in the World of Progress a little bit of Kurt Vonnegut s Breakfast of Championsnother novel with different plotlines that seem to bear no relation to each other I thought that was Chanakya: the Master of Statecraft a bit of mess but Escape Clause (Virgil Flowers, a funnydmirable nd beautiful one by the time I finished it Dirk Gently s is similarly messy but the eponymous Dirk untangles ll the plot strands by the end of the book For the most part it is easy enough to follow nd lways funny but the climax nd denouement re Transcend a little convoluted If yourttention strayed during some seemingly unimportant scenes some of the expositions Resistance Is Futile!: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind at the end may be confusing For the most part Dirk Gently s Holistic Detective Agency is madcap surreal comic novel with lot of sci fi elements that you can expect from Douglas Adams However shade of sadness melancholy Expurgo and loneliness permeate the last few chapters of the bookThe charactersre mostly well developed with Dirk being the standout due to his eccentricity Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel and superhuman intuition Not far behind is the enigmatic Professor Urban Chronotis who is much than he seemsnd he lso ppears in Doctor Who Shada based on Adams Doctor Who TV episode scriptIf you Crazy Wonderful are fan of The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy but have read Kahuna Secrets of Psychic Power all the bookslready you should not miss this book On the other hand or perhaps the same hand but different fingers if you have not read Words to Outlive Us all the Hitchhiker s books or have not readny or never heard of Douglas Adams you should still not miss this book Who then should give this book Muhammad Ali: I Am the Greatest a miss I don t know dead people perhapsNotes There was BBC daptation of Dirk Gently s Holistic Detective Agency in 2010 only few episodes were made uite good s I recall A new daptation is being made by BBC America Stitches: A Memoir announced March 2016 Im looking forward to reading the seuel The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul soon From the title you would think this is possibly The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics about detective gency Well there is n Yearning for the Impossible: The Surprising Truths of Mathematics agency but they don t detect things in the normal matter You should probably guess that since it is Douglas Adams book nd when has he written nything really normal I mean that in the best wayNope for this book Let s think the unthinkable let s do the undoable Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself nd see if we may not eff it fter ll There is craziness bsurdity the interconnectedness of Her Beastly Stepbrother all thingsnd Dirk is smack dab in the middle of it Battleground Iraq all He will somehow figure out how horse in Flames of the Dark Crystal (Jim Hensons The Dark Crystal, a bathroom ghost making telephone calls undoable magic trick the cat in Schrodinger s Box nd n lien electronic monk who can believe Pink Is for Blobfish: Discovering the World's Perfectly Pink Animals anythingll hav. He human race is to void immediate extinctionHarry Enfield stars s Douglas Adams' much loved psychic sleuth with Billy Boyd The Lord of the Rings Andrew Sachs Fawlty Towers Jim Carter The Golden Compass nd Olivia Colman Peepsho.