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Douglas Adams ´ 3 read summary ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Douglas Adams read Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Gator sets out to prove the fundamental interconnectedness of all things by solving a mysterious murder assisting a mysterious professor unravelling a mysterious mystery and eating a lot of pizza – not to mention saving the entire human race from extinctio. I discovered Douglas Adams by coincidence I found his book Last Chance to See co written by Mark Cawardine about animals near extinction and Douglas and Mark s trip around the world to see some of them in a box with M ngelexemplare old books sometimes not in top condition that are therefore sold at a reduced price His humour stood out even in the German translation and when I told a friend about it she told me all about an odd sounding story about a guy hitchhiking across the galaxy and something about the number 42 Since I ve always been an odd duck I went and bought that book too in the English original this time and 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 although I LOVE Hitchhiker this is actually betterDouglas Adams has not just been a British author with the usually expected British humour Sure he had a dry wit but also a mind as sharp as a katana and the observations about humanity that he put into his books while being disguised as silly dialogue or even sillier happenings are always very deep reflective and spot onSo this story is about the titular Dirk Gently although that is only the most recent in a long list of names he s used He doesn t even make an appearance for the first uarter of the book actually Mr Gently believes in the interconnectedness of all things therefore he named his detective agency Dirk Gently s Holistic Detective AgencyIt s this interconnectedness that has to be proven when a former friend of his with a sofa being stuck halfway up the way to his apartment gets bored half to death at the annual reading of a Coleridge poem THE Coleridge poem I should say at Cambridge university then witnesses a conjuring trick by one of his old professors finds a horse in the bathroom of that same professor after it finally got rid of its rider an Electric Monk and finally gets caught up in a very weird murder involving his boss followed by people acting strangely indeed You re confused GoodIt s a bit like watching Doctor Who and getting all of your brain in a tight knot but you know exactly that it will all make perfect sense in the endAs I said silliness abound in DA s book but all the silliness serves a purpose and that is what makes this book not only entertaining but actually intellectually challenging and bloody perfect Especially eccentric Dirk Gently himself with his weirdness actually 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 an increasingly onerous task that of believing all the things the world expected you to believeIt is difficult to be sat on all day every day by some other creature without forming an opinion about themOn the other hand it is perfectly possible to sit all day every day on top of another creature and not have the slightest thought about them whatsoeverSo two legs were held to be both suitable and cheaper than the normal primes of seventeen nineteen or twenty three the skin the Monks were given was pinkish looking instead of purple soft and smooth instead of crenellated They were also restricted to just one mouth and nose but were given instead an additional eye making for a grand total of two A strange looking creature indeed But truly excellent at believing the most preposterous thingsShe tried to worry that something had happened to him but didn t believe it for 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 coincidences are strange and dangerous things there is a huge difference between disliking somebody maybe even disliking them a lot and actually shooting them strangling them dragging them through the fields and setting their house on fire It was a difference which kept the vast majority of the population alive from day to dayThis was a public telephone so it was clearly an oversight that it was working at allOnly a child sees things with perfect clarity because it hasn t developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don t expect to see normal English condition that of a damp and rancid dish cloth he believed with an instant effortlessness which would have impressed even a ScientologistIt disturbs me very greatly when I find that I know things and do not know why I know them Maybe it is the same instinctive processing of data that allows you to catch a ball almost before you ve seen it Maybe it is the deeer 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 for asking sir Between you and me sir I would ve been just as happy to have had her amputated and kept the foot I had a little spot reserved on the mantlepiece but there we are we have to take things as we find themThe cry I could have thought of that is a very popular and misleading one for the fact is that they didn t and a very significant and revealing fact it is tooCharitable ha said Dirk I pay my taxes what do you wantOne thing I could also identify with immensely was this description of Susan She had an amazing emotional self sufficiancy and control provided she could play her cello He had noticed an odd and extraordinary thing about her relationship with the music she played If ever she was feeling emotional or upset she could sit and play some music with utter concentration and emerge seeming fresh and calmOnly in my case the cello has to be replaced by books and playing music by reading But yes a very precise description of meOh and despite me being too young to know too much about what it was like with the very first computers being sold it was so cool to read about all the technical stuff because I know from interviews and Neil Gaiman s biography of Douglas Adams what a techie computer enthusiast he was plus from a historical point of view alone it must have been pretty excitingSo you see not just a thrilling writing style with engaging and uirky characters but also wit dry enough to start a wildfire that illuminates a wide range of important topics making the reader not only laugh but also reflect all while you re having the time of your lifeHonestly no idea why this is rated lower than Hitchhiker because despite me being a huge fan I even bought a towel and stitched 42 and Don t Panic onto it and carry it with me every Towel Day I am firmly sold on Dirk Gently and think this first volume beats the first of the 5 volumes in the Hitchhiker trilogy The metal planet relationship A study of celestial influence reader not only laugh but also Lord Tedric Alien Realms A star book reflect all while you 6 Verses That Can Change Your Life re having the time of your lifeHonestly no idea why this is No Limits Brutal Master #2 rated lower than Hitchhiker because despite me being a huge fan I even bought a towel and stitched 42 and Don t Panic onto it and carry it with me every Towel Day I am firmly sold on Dirk Gently and think this first volume beats the first of the 5 volumes in the Hitchhiker trilogy

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Douglas Adams ´ 3 read summary ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Douglas Adams read Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency N along the way at no extra charge To find out read this book better still buy it then read it – or contact Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency ‘A thumping good detective ghost horror whodunnit time travel romantic musical comedy epic’ The author. I am a firm believer that a bit of British humor is good for the soulAnd I am uite American in case you did not know Don t you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand Only a child sees things with perfect clarity because it hasn t developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don t expect to see Douglas Adams has a highly uotable laugh out loud writing style which I adore I seem to remember a blurb describing this book as The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy with significantly fewer spaceships I apologize that my memory fails on whom I heard this from I can t think of a better description myselfThis book will forever be on my list of favorite books of all timeThere s really not much I can say about it which could express my love Some of My Favorite Moments view spoiler Hello Michael Yes it s Susan Susan Way You said I shouldcall you if I was free this evening and I said I d rather be dead in aditch remember Well I suddenly discover that I am free absolutelycompletely and utterly free and there isn t a decent ditch for milesaround Make your move while you ve got your chance is my advice toyou I ll be at the Tangiers Club in half an hour The teacher usually learns than the pupil Isn t that true It would be hard to learn much less than my pupils came a lowgrowl from somewhere on the table without undergoing a pre frontallobotomy he walked a little like an affrontedheronThe other was small roundish and moved with an ungainlyrestlessness like a number of elderly suirrels trying to escape froma sack It seems odddon t you think that the uality of the food should vary inverselywith the brightness of the lighting Makes you wonder what culinaryheights the kitchen staff could rise to if you confined them to perpetual darkness Well said Reg in a loudly confidential whisper as if introducing the subject of nipple piercing in a nunnery I hear you vesuddenly done very well for yourself at last hmmm Did you know young lady said Watkin to her that the Book of Revelation was written on Patmos It was indeed By Saint John the Divine as you know To me it shows very clear signs of having been written while waiting for a ferry Oh yes I think so It starts off doesn t it with that kind of dreaminess you get when you re killing time getting bored you know just making things up and then gradually grows to a sort of climax of hallucinatory despair I find that very suggestive Pink valleys hermaphrodite tables these were all natural stages through which one had to pass on the path to true enlightenmentThe door was the way totoThe Door was The WayGoodCapital letters were always the best way of dealing with things you didn t have a good answer toBy means of an ingenious series of strategically deployed denials of the most exciting and exotic things he was able to create the myth that he was a psychic mystic telepathic fey clairvoyant psychosassic vampire batWhat did psychosassic meanIt was his own word and he vigorously denied that it meantanything at all Or maybe she decided that an evening with your old tutor would be blisteringly dull and opted for the exhilarating course of washing her hair instead Dear me I know what I would have done It s only lack of hair that forces me to pursue such a hectic social round these days Gordon Way was dead but he simply hadn t the slightest idea whathe was meant to do about it It wasn t a situation he had encountered beforeI bet that even the very lowest form of dysentery amoeba shows up to take its girlfriend out for a uick trot around the stomach lining once in a while Richard reflected that Dirk s was a face into which too much had already been put What with that and the amount he talked the traffic through his mouth was almost incessant His ears on the other hand remained almost totally unused in normal conversation Exploiting asked Dirk Well I suppose it would be if any body ever paid me but I do assure you my dear Richard that there never seems to be the remotest danger of that Let us go Let us leave this festering hell hole Let us think the unthinkable let us do the undoable Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself and see if we may not effit after all Don t you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand Only a child sees things with perfect clarity because it hasn t developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don t expect to see Sir Isaac Newton renowned inventor of the milled edge coinand the catflap The what said Richard The catflap A device of the utmost cunning perspicuity and invention It is a door within a door you see a Yes said Richard there was also the small matter of gravity Gravity said Dirk with a slightly dismissive shrug yes there was that as well I suppose Though that of course was merely adiscovery It was there to be discovered He took a penny out of his pocket and tossed it casually on to the pebbles that ran alongside the paved pathway You see he said They even keep it on at weekends Someone was bound to notice sooner or later But the catflapah there is a very different matter Invention pure creative invention If it looks like a duck and uacks like a duck we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small auatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands Now Having saved the entire human race from extinction I could do with a pizza hide spoiler The metal planet relationship A study of celestial influence reflected that Dirk s was a face into which too much had already been put What with that and the amount he talked the traffic through his mouth was almost incessant His ears on the other hand Lord Tedric Alien Realms A star book remained almost totally unused in normal conversation Exploiting asked Dirk Well I suppose it would be if any body ever paid me but I do assure you my dear Richard that there never seems to be the 6 Verses That Can Change Your Life remotest danger of that Let us go Let us leave this festering hell hole Let us think the unthinkable let us do the undoable Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself and see if we may not effit after all Don t you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand Only a child sees things with perfect clarity because it hasn t developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don t expect to see Sir Isaac Newton No Limits Brutal Master #2 renowned inventor of the milled edge coinand the catflap The what said Richard The catflap A device of the utmost cunning perspicuity and invention It is a door within a door you see a Yes said Richard there was also the small matter of gravity Gravity said Dirk with a slightly dismissive shrug yes there was that as well I suppose Though that of course was merely adiscovery It was there to be discovered He took a penny out of his pocket and tossed it casually on to the pebbles that Lets Be Just Friends Just Friends #1 ran alongside the paved pathway You see he said They even keep it on at weekends Someone was bound to notice sooner or later But the catflapah there is a very different matter Invention pure creative invention If it looks like a duck and uacks like a duck we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small auatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands Now Having saved the entire human Liar Liar race from extinction I could do with a pizza hide spoiler

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Douglas Adams ´ 3 read summary ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Douglas Adams read Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency What do a dead cat a computer whiz kid an Electric Monk who believes the world is pink uantum mechanics a Chronologist over 200 years old Samuel Taylor Coleridge poet and pizza have in common Apparently not much; until Dirk Gently self styled private investi. Is it an audacious thing to say that Mr Douglas Adams is hit or missYes Well audacious not reallyGood Here is a fun and I mean FUN book rife with what is absurd and comical in certain sciences that dictate what the world is I know my math teacher in high school was mad about him And it does seem as though there is an intended niche audience already built for this type of literature literary than say Piers Anthony but not character driven nor truly dearly dramatic There is much confusion and this is also part of its whimsical charm but the coming together seems so tight so like a mathematical euation solved and just done for although there is that infamous to be continued at its conclusion this is giving nothing away I m caustic toward these post Lewis Carroll productions wasn t a rabid fan of Hitchhiker s for instance but I won t mind reading Dirk Gently 2 When that type of mood actually finds me


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    read Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Douglas Adams ´ 3 read (PDF) Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Douglas Adams' underated masterpiece leads Dirk Gently from a search for a missing cat to unlocking the secrets of time travel and saving the human race from total extinction I thought no one could write a 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 and it never fails to entertain I'm still finding references to literature and popular c

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  • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
  • Douglas Adams
  • English
  • 16 July 2018
  • 9781597770071