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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
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Jun 09, 09

bookshelves: fantasy-sci-fi, mystery
Read in June, 2009

"'Ah,' said Dirk, 'it is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto nonexistent blindingly obvious. The 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 too.'"

Douglas Adams brings his characteristically odd sense of humor to the mystery genre, tying music, literature, and quantum mechanics into a story of murder and paranormal activity. That the various plot threads come together only toward the end is to be expected; it *is* a mystery story, after all. But the solution, though it ties the threads together well, seems to come out of nowhere. How much this bothers you will depend on how much you enjoy Adams' quirky style.

An enjoyable read, but not quite as good as the "Hitchhiker" books.
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Jared I concur with your review. ;)

Adam Thank you. So do I get an "A," then? :-p

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