The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

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Februar 1991



Sequel to Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. A passenger check-in desk at London's Heathrow Airport goes up in a ball of flame and Dirk Gently becomes very inquisitive.

EAN: 9780671742515
ISBN: 0671742515
Untertitel: 'Pocket Books'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Simon + Schuster Inc.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 1991
Seitenanzahl: 307 Seiten
Format: kartoniert

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Blumentopf - 17.09.2013, 14:16
Mixed feelings for Douglas Adams fans
The second book about the private detective Dirk Gently puts the patience of Douglas Adams fans to the test: First they have to endure a shockingly boring episode at Heathrow airport before they reach the goodness of menacing refrigerators, broken noses and sick psychotherapists. As always Adams delivers with the Long Dark Teatime of the Soul his typical dry humor as well as many surprising twists and turns. If only there were not these passages that should have made his lector pick up the phone and ask some serious questions. Is the thundergod Thor really that bland and could not have been described in a livelier manner? And if so, why does his story take up so much space in the book? All in all it would not have hurt to relive the book of some of its pages. The numerous delicious moments that are manly carried by the wonderfully crafted character of Dirk Gently still make the book very enjoyable. It does not play in the same league as the first Gently novel, the Electric Monk, though.