Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

by Douglas Adams | Science Fiction & Fantasy | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0671660632 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmelydiawing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 9/16/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmelydiawing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Picked this up at The Book Thing in Baltimore, Maryland.

Journal Entry 2 by wingmelydiawing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, May 17, 2010
As a longtime fan of Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide series, I've been meaning to read this for quite a while. Unfortunately, it's clear why this series does not have the cult following of the other. It has the same random humor and just-go-with-it meandering style of plot, but somehow it doesn't quite gel as a novel. The titular character doesn't even show up until about halfway through the book. The narration shifts constantly between a computer programmer, his boss, his girlfriend, an Electric Monk, and Bizarre Omniscient. The characters are amusing on their own but one needs more than good characters to make a good novel. Don't get me wrong: there are some very funny anecdotes and asides, but the main story is so confusing that the humor is nearly overshadowed. I haven't decided yet if I'm going to read the sequel.

Journal Entry 3 by wingmelydiawing at Cosi (Rosslyn) in Arlington, Virginia USA on Saturday, June 12, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (6/12/2010 UTC) at Cosi (Rosslyn) in Arlington, Virginia USA

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Bringing to the BC in DC meetup.
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Journal Entry 4 by wingmelydiawing at Burke Lake Park in Fairfax Station, Virginia USA on Sunday, July 25, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (7/25/2010 UTC) at Burke Lake Park in Fairfax Station, Virginia USA

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Left on a tree stump by the trail, just before the storm hit. I hope the ziplock baggie holds up!
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