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  • Aug 10, 2010
Don't expect it to be exactly like Hitchhiker. It's still hilarious and clever, but somehow different.
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review by . August 08, 2010
If you like mystery, satire and zany humor, you love Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. While somewhat different in style from Adams’ more popular Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy, it has Adams’ genius for dialogue and absurdity. The story centers around Dirk’s college friend Richard, whose boss has unexpectedly died. Richard is suspected by the police when he climbs in his girlfriend’s window to erase a message he left on her answering machine. …
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 Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is a humorous fantasy detective novel by Douglas Adams, first published in 1987. It is described on its cover as a "thumping good detective-ghost-horror-who dunnit-time travel-romantic-musical-comedy-epic".

The book was followed by a sequel, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, although the only recurring major characters are the eponymous Gently, his secretary Janice Pearce and Sergeant Gilks. Before his death, Adams also began work on another novel, The Salmon of Doubt with the intention of it being the third book in the series.

BBC Radio adaptation starring Harry Enfield was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on October 2007. A second series based on the sequel was broadcast on October 2008. (source wiki)

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