Title: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Genre: Comedy/Mystery
Author: Douglas Adams


Author bio Douglas Adams: (1952-2001) A well known british science fiction writer who was the author of many books/radio broadcasts and one movie. He had many siblings groing up most of them were half siblings and both of his parents were divorced and re-married. In adulthood he became a very well known author writing everything from TV show pilots(most notably Doctor Who) to childrens books like "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy". He's also famous for penning the Dirk Gently series of novels which had an incomplete third book that Douglas was writing at the time of his death. he died of a heart attack at the age of forty-nine.

Plot synopsis: The book follows the characters Dirk and Richard as they unravel the mystery behind the death of thier mutual friend Gordon Way who after being murdered becomes a ghost. They then embark on a journey through time and space tofind out why, and in the find out what started life on earth.

Criticisms:

Pros: I liked the book a lot it, was a very good blend of genres and it managed to not take itself seriously even in the most heated moments. The characters are thought out very well and their personalities manage to find a thin boundry betwen both eccentric and insane.

Cons: The only problem I had with the book was that it made no sense until you reached the final chapters and then it was so absurd that Ihad to sleep on it before it started to make sense, but thats a very minor complaint (at best) and besides that Ithought it was an exelent book.

















links:http://www.douglasadams.com/
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