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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
     

The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

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by Douglas Adams
 

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Beloved, bumbling Detective Dirk Gently returns in this standalone novel—in trade paperback for the first time—from Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

When a check-in desk at London’s Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange

Overview

Beloved, bumbling Detective Dirk Gently returns in this standalone novel—in trade paperback for the first time—from Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

When a check-in desk at London’s Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame, the event is said to be an act of God. But which god? wonders holistic detective Dirk Gently. And how is this connected to Dirk’s battle with his cleaning lady over his filthy refrigerator…or to the murder of his latest client? Or are these events just another stretch of coincidences in the life of the world’s most off-kilter private investigator?

Douglas Adams, “one of England’s top exporters of irreverence” (Chicago Tribune), continues the implausible adventures of supersleuth Dirk Gently in his quest to solve the mysteries of the universe.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``The British author of the Hitchhiker trilogy and other immensely popular lunacies, Adams permits no whiff of common sense to spoil his new novel, which combines fantasy, hilarity and creeping horrors,'' remarked PW . Here, sleuth Dirk Gently investigates a lawyer and an advertiser who possess the soul of the god Odin. ``The plot's ramifications are marvelous, bloody and irresistible.'' (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476783000
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
10/07/2014
Series:
Dirk Gently Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
62,123
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Douglas Adams, a legend of imaginative fiction, ushered in the advent of comedic science fiction with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The book developed into a hugely successful series of five novels. The Dirk Gently series—Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul—helped cement Adams as one of the most successful and beloved authors in science fiction.

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The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul: Dirk Gently Series, Book 2 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even better than the first one. Despite other reviews this book is completely original and so funny that you may die of suffication. Make sure you read them in order. If you already read this take a look at The Salmon of Doubt (the unfinished 3rd book with some other stories).
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to admit, before praising The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, that I wasn't too thrilled with The Holistic Detective Agency, but the circumstances surrounding my reading of that book may have contributed some. Regardless, I was absolutely entralled with Dirk Gently #2. I simply loved the irony, ridiculous situations, and raw humour. Every so often I kept thinking to myself 'How does Adams come up with such outrageous stuff?' I love to be delightfully shocked, and The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul has plenty of events to be delightfully shocked about.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Waiting for the funny
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This book is better than the first Dirk Gently. It makes me wonder how much better additional books would've been...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Strangest book ive ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. So very, very funny. Get it, read it, forget the world for a few hours.
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"The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul" is another masterpiece by Douglas Adams, master of science fiction comedy; an instant favorite for me, seeing that I enjoyed the Hitchhiker's Guide series so much. The main character, Dirk Gently was, in my view, more likable than, say, Ford Prefect, the humanoid from Betelgeuse or Marvin the Paranoid Android. There characters were funny, but Dirk Gently had a more eccentric personality, which I liked. Most of the story is centered on Norse gods, and Dirk ends up going to Valhalla. Like any other Douglas Adams book, the storyline is engrossing, and is peppered with hilarious bits of British humor. I recommend this book for people who have never heard for Douglas Adams, and fans alike. That's if they haven't read it of course. It's a great, fun, light read and I would definitely give it a 5 out of 5.
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