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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

[PDF] The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul | by ✓ Douglas Adams - The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul When a passenger check in desk at London s Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame the explosion is deemed an act of God But which god wonders holistic detective Dirk Gently What god w

  • Title: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
  • Author: Douglas Adams
  • ISBN: 9780671742515
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

[PDF] The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul | by ✓ Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul When a passenger check in desk at London s Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame the explosion is deemed an act of God But which god wonders holistic detective Dirk Gently What god would be hanging around Heathrow trying to catch the to Oslo And what has this to do with Dirk s latest and late client found only this morning with his head re [PDF] The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul | by ✓ Douglas Adams - The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul When a passenger check in desk at London s Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame the explosion is deemed an act of God But which god wonders holistic detective Dirk Gently What god w

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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

About "Douglas Adams"

  1. Douglas Adams

    Douglas No l Adams was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician He is best known as the author of the Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy series Hitchhiker s began on radio, and developed into a trilogy of five books which sold than fifteen million copies during his lifetime as well as a television series, a comic book series, a computer game, and a feature film that was completed after Adams death The series has also been adapted for live theatre using various scripts the earliest such productions used material newly written by Adams He was known to some fans as Bop Ad after his illegible signature , or by his initials DNA.In addition to The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams wrote or co wrote three stories of the science fiction television series Doctor Who and served as Script Editor during the seventeenth season His other written works include the Dirk Gently novels, and he co wrote two Liff books and Last Chance to See, itself based on a radio series Adams also originated the idea for the computer game Starship Titanic, which was produced by a company that Adams co founded, and adapted into a novel by Terry Jones A posthumous collection of essays and other material, including an incomplete novel, was published as The Salmon of Doubt in 2002.His fans and friends also knew Adams as an environmental activist and a lover of fast cars, cameras, the Macintosh computer, and other techno gizmos Toward the end of his life he was a sought after lecturer on topics including technology and the environment.

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  1. I had to re read this because I m insane but I m happy to be so because I still loved it.Total truth time it s not quite as funny or as sharp in the individual zinger lines as Dirk Gently s Holistic Detective Agency, but the long running story gags are fantastically wicked and cruel and even profoundly sad.It s also of an adventure tale for Dirk later on, but primarily, it s all a mystery Sometimes, the plot is as much of a mystery, too, but I don t care After the rising of new gods in Asgard a [...]


  2. Onvan The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul Dirk Gently, 2 Nevisande Douglas Adams ISBN 671742515 ISBN13 9780671742515 Dar 307 Safhe Saal e Chap 1988


  3. This is the second book about Dirk Gently, the holistic private investigator A seriously underestimated series or what was to become a series, I m sure.In this second volume, Dirk is not really at his best Something is wrong and he can t put his finger to it To make matters worse, a very well off client, who promised to voluntarily pay for all sorts of quirks, is not just crazy as Dirk had thought, but ends up dead money sure does seem to have a way of getting away from Dirk Dirk s horoscope is [...]


  4. Unlike his Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy series a collection of humorous vignettes without much of a plot, continuity, or character development , Douglas Adams Dirk Gently series two novels and some sketches for a third one, included in the Salmon of Doubt is in fact literature of the first degree In the second novel, The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul, Dirk Gently, a private holistic investigator an eccentric slob, perpetually broke, capricious, silly, and wonderfully insightful , while mind [...]


  5. This used to be one of my favorite books when I was 18 that was than a few years ago cough thirty something cough I was definitely going through a I love everything Douglas Adams phase at the time and while I still like this book because sometimes the ridiculousness of the plot and randomness of how everything happens is still so much fun I didn t enjoy it as much as I did back then.There are some great things in this There is Dirk who is a funny and severely quirky character who is often very [...]


  6. 20,000 ratings, 500 reviews Why bother to add another one to the masses You don t need me to tell you to read this book, if you ve gotten this far you re either already a fan of Adams or like me you picked it up because of the moody title and should have now found out that it s a sequel to the original Dirk Gently s Holistic Detective Agency Fear not, you don t really need to have read the other one to enjoy this additional piece of absurdity from Douglas Adams Instead I ll make five points abou [...]


  7. I love Douglas Adams but this book missed the mark a wee bit for me Although the stuff with the gods was fun I m not sure how much help Dirk was and the ending was a little abrupt But otherwise, there were some funny parts.


  8. Unfortunately, Adams sequel to Dirk Gently s Holistic Detective Agency isn t as tightly written as its predecessor On the sentence level, Adams is still writing furiously funny jokes, but The Long, Dark Tea Time of the Soul ends up feeling like first class humor wrapped loosely around second class plot and characters Adams has been accused of writing punchlines rather than plots, and it shows in this book perhaps so than anywhere else I also thought the book s flow suffered greatly in places, w [...]


  9. This is very hard for me, you know I love Douglas Adams I adore his phrasing, his word structure, and how he manages to make things seem funny,ridiculous, menacing or heartbreaking I ve loved the Hitchhiker books, and he continues to be one of the writers I care for quite immensely.This is why rating this book as 3 5 is so sad for me, this book started off great, with plenty of intrigue and mystery, and a bunch of characters that seemed interesting and off their rockers in other words, regular A [...]


  10. Lots of hilarious moments, though the pacing s not quite up to the level set in the first Dirk Gently book The ending especially feels rushed he spends a long time building up this fantastic web of complexity, and then rips it down with a climax and ending that together are barely longer than But it all worked out okay in the end But, as a math student working through too many proofs right now, I really love Dirk s way of thinking.cially his reversal of Sherlock Holmes style logic What was the S [...]


  11. Once again, rather than attempt to describe the latest of holistic detective Dirk Gently s adventures, I will instead present a selection of completely random quotes from the book They really have nothing to do with each other, but I like them It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression As pretty as an airport Airports are ugly Some are very ugly Some attain a degree of ugliness that can only be the result of a special effort This ugliness arises bec [...]


  12. Adams bizarre book is of an adventure than a mystery, and of a picaresque than an adventure It s true, this plot wanders and is flimsy at times, but Adams always makes up for it with clever insights and hilarious jokes Minor events mushroom at the end to unexpected relevance, a very bold literary move that would be a sign of laziness if these moves didn t work and we didn t recognize Adams competence as a writer from the execution of his humor throughout Fantasy readers and Adams fans will hav [...]


  13. I have yet to see or hear a coherent explanation why American Gods breaks records, whereas this gem, which even Gaiman himself I think would agree is in quite a higher league, never did make a splash Just because it s not set in America That would be pathetic.


  14. A hot potato, a new fridge hand delivered from the black market and a severed head on a record player Dirk Gently is on a new assignment, or so it seems.Is it really possible that a blast in Heathrow T2 is an Act of God or is it just a neat and come in handy clause in the insurance policy Is it true that you can t get a pack of cigarettes after sunset anywhere in London and St Pancras Station resembles Valhalla Have the old Norse Gods sold out, or been caught in a hostile takeover And as if thes [...]


  15. Adams addiction to mocking the every day mundane and inane just really tickles me Like, every single time, I m laughing at simple irreverence I feel like Adams was the type of man that you really wanted to avoid slightly annoying because you would end up in one of his books, in a section about bistro math, or how no culture has the term pretty as an airport LDTTS is a quick read, its hilarious, its probably the light hearted thing that you are looking for that you dont even know you want.Also, B [...]


  16. As much as I enjoyed Dirk Gently s Holistic Detective Agency , I have to say that The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul is the better book The reason for that is simple you get Dirk for your pound Whereas it was halfway through before this most intriguing of detectives put in an appearance in the first novel, here he arrives in Chapter Three waging a war with his cleaner as to which of them is actually going to open the fridge door something which hasn t been done in over three months and clean ou [...]


  17. ahane bir kitap okudum, A HA NE Milenyum lemesinde Stieg Larsson Lisbeth Salander n Cebelitar k sevdi ini s yler ve bir kayadan bahseder lemenin getirdi i her ey i in belki s rt n dayay p dinleyebilece i bir yerdir bu kaya Adams ile ay saatim bitince istedim ki g klerin tanr s Thor t pk Kate e yapt n n ayn s n yani bir i ek demetini kald r r gibi beni de kald rs n ve taaa buralardan tam da bu kayan n dibine b raks n Tanr de il mi yan ma hi bitmeyen so uk siyah bira ve belki biraz tuzlu f st k il [...]


  18. Dirk Gently is a holistic detective who makes use of the fundamental interconnectedness of all things to solve the whole crime, and find the whole person He bills for everything but claims that he cannot be considered to have ripped anybody off, because none of his clients ever pay him I can t speak for the first book, since I read out of order, but he certainly doesn t get paid in this one.I so wanted to give this book five stars I love Douglas Adams humor, and his Hitchhiker s series will alwa [...]


  19. 1 Jan 1988The travails of trying to order a pizza, Valhalla in London, and unexpected encounters with Thor I loved it.16 September, 2012Tash talked me into watching Thor, which I enjoyed enormously And it reminded me of Adams Thor, committing an Act of a God, when he can t catch a flight to Oslo More than thirty years later air travel has only become annoying.It s still fantastically funny, but I m aware of a sadness to it that I didn t notice on previous readings The heroine is a widow, the go [...]


  20. I m not sure whether this is the effect of not being jammed into half a train seat by someone twice the size of me, but The Long Dark Tea time of the Soul seemed less funny but absorbing than the first book It helped that it included Norse gods, I think I had no idea that Douglas Adams had tangled with them.On the other hand, I don t really think that as much seemed to happen, somehow Less plates seemed to be spinning I think that was a good thing for the narrative, but it seemed to make the se [...]


  21. This is one of my favorite books of all time I will re read or re listen to it at least once a year and even though I know the story backwards and forwards, it never fails to entertain me.


  22. It s come time to revise my review of this book, because I re read it recently, and yes, i had a pretty good time with it, but still, I have to report one of those sad moments that sometimes happen in life, when you try something you thought was great in childhood and find yourself kind of crushed to discover it s not really as fine as you remembered.Essentially, my perspective on the two Gently novels has completely reversed since I first read them as a twelve year old or whatever it was I now [...]


  23. I didn t enjoy this nearly as much as Dirk Gently s Holistic Detective Agency It started off interesting, but for some reason I became progressively less interested as the story continued and I put the book down and frequently I also didn t find it as funny It had humor, but it didn t make me laugh as much I think it intentionally took a serious tone, which I might have appreciated better if I d been interested in the story.The first book had a mixture of elements from both science fiction a [...]


  24. AMAZE BALLS Douglas Adams s best work, hands down.So last year I read all of The Hitchhiker s Guide books and loved them, though by the last one you could tell Adams didn t want to write them any I adored Adams s humor and style, so I was excited to read the two Dirk Gently books The first book suffered for me a little bit because over the first third of the book was very disconnected But in this one you can see the connections through the various plotlines early on In some of Adams s other book [...]


  25. Continuing in my Douglas Adams re read, I checked out Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul from the library, as I seem to have misplaced my copy The story opens with Kate Schechter attempting to catch a flight to Oslo, even though Fate seems to be conspiring against her An explosion, deemed an act of God confounds her plans She becomes involved in the events around whom the god involved in the aforementioned act are developing Meanwhile, Dirk Gently, holistic detective, remembers that he has a client, [...]


  26. Short review from memory until I re read at a later date Memories of this is that it was extremely funny and very enjoyable I can t imagine why I only gave it three stars, but there must have been a reason In my head Dirk will always look like Stephen Mangan now.


  27. Not the best of Doogie, but not the absolute worst either The random, all over the place approach that worked for his most popular work, The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy, does not, unfortunately, work for this book The pacing is off in many places, while the ending is rushed in a way that suggests someone was probably holding a gun to his head or withholding the next payment which is often effective than one, and infinitely less messier You have no idea how tough it is to get brains off the [...]


  28. The back jacked of this book promised me it was Funnier than Psycho and Shorter than War and Peace Now, I thought that these were jokes I assumed that that tag was cute and that it would be quite funny In fact, funnier than Psycho is about as good as the humor was It was there, but rarely very funny and generally simply kinda cute It was in fact shorter than War and Peace I didn t expect much for plot It is a Douglas Adams book after all, but I had hoped for decent characters Unfortunately there [...]


  29. This is not one of Adams best I sincerely hope it s his worst because if there is a worse novel by him out there, it must be atrocious.An explosion at an airport leads to the involvement of the world s unfunniest detective on a barely coherent case that consists, as usual with Dirk Gently, of him doing absolutely nothing I was going to write and the inevitable solution of the case but I can t even remember there being a solution I didn t even care by the end.By this point in the author s life, i [...]


  30. I loved this book in a fun, summer evening bed time reading kind of way I have never read anything by Douglas Adams before, but I had seen the Hitch Hiker s series on TV as a teenager and found myself looking seriously at my older brother and his friends, as they laughed their way through it.So I came to Dirk Gently out of order, starting with this book which supercedes Dirk Gently s Holistic Detective Agency In all probability, and with Adams theory of the fundamental interconnectedness of all [...]


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