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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency | Douglas Adams
There is a long tradition of Great Detectives, and Dirk Gently does not belong to it. But his search for a missing cat uncovers a ghost, a time traveler, AND the devastating secret of humankind! Detective Gently's bill for saving the human race from extinction: NO CHARGE.
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Christinak
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“A coincidence,” he said, in a low, savage voice, “a strange and chilling coincidence, but none the less a coincidence. One, I might add, which caused me to spend a considerable time in #prison. Coincidences can be frightening and dangerous things.” #QuotsyJan20

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Shamzi
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#7days7covers
Day 1
Starting day 1 with the quirky, mind-bending and amazing detective!!

wanderinglynn Love Dirk Gently! ❤️ 4mo
Shamzi @wanderinglynn 👍👍😁😁 4mo
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jmtrivera
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Mehso-so

Honestly, I didn't really care very much about the characters or the storyline, but I had fun with the journey. Adams was a master at playing with the set-ups, the twisting of expectations, the sly humor. It was much more fun to enjoy the ride and the clever writing than to actually worry about what was happening or try and figure things out myself - my normal way. Despite the fun, I'd much rather reread the Hitchhiker series than this one.

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jmtrivera
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Checked out the used bookstore that opened recently in my area, and it was BRILLIANT. Then I got home and the family is all napping, so I get to try to finish my book! So here is a reading selfie for no good reason other than I'm a happy nerd.

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Shamzi
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Pickpick

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During the first 70% of the book you are like "WHAT'S GOING ON?" and then BAMMM!!! there are aliens, a spaceship, a sofa stuck on a staircase, 2 ghosts and an electric monk, whatever that means!! and the fate of human race depends on a poem.

This book is annoying at times but really fun when every weird thing fits together. It's not a long book but one has to be patient because everything fits together, everything is 'HOLISTIC'!!

wanderinglynn One of my fave books! Have you watched the Amazon Prime adaptation? It‘s pretty good. I like the actor who plays Dirk. 👍🏻 6mo
Shamzi @wanderinglynn I have watched the Netflix series, I tried to look it up on Amazon Prime but didn't find it, Netflix one is really good!! 6mo
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Shamzi @wanderinglynn I guess it's not available in our country, I'll have to find a way to watch it, LOL!! 6mo
wanderinglynn Ah, that makes sense. What country do you live in? 6mo
wanderinglynn Oh wow! 6mo
SW-T Yes, everything fits together in the end! 😊😂 6mo
Shamzi @wanderinglynn 👍👍👍 6mo
Shamzi @SW-T 😁😁😁 6mo
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jmtrivera
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My reading location this afternoon. Picture courtesy of my husband because I was too busy sipping wine and enjoying the day... and reading. 🥂📖

Tamra So pretty! 6mo
CoffeeNBooks Beautiful! 6mo
wanderinglynn Gorgeous! 6mo
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Freespirit So green❤️ 6mo
TheSpineView Beautiful! 6mo
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jmtrivera
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What do you do when you can't decide which British SFF humorist you want to read first? Start them both. 📚📖🤓😶

Aims42 Both are GREAT picks!!! 👍🏻👍🏻 6mo
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jmtrivera
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When your book gets your mood SPOT-ON.

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Shamzi

I will be honest, I don't understand half the things Dirk Gently says, but I still want to read more of him, just for his childish, quirky mannerisms and the whole 'HOLISTIC' thing. I enjoy it very much.

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Shamzi
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Who better to explain 'holistic' than Dirk Gently!
Fundamental interconnectedness of all things!!

Aims42 😂 6mo
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Shamzi
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From history to science!
From paperback to paperless!
From gigantic volume to not so gigantic Volume! LOL!!
I watched the Netflix show and it was a wierdly amazing science fiction show. So excited!

SW-T Read the books years ago and I enjoyed the show also. Quirky fun 😂 6mo
Shamzi @SW-T Quirky fun is the phrase I was looking for. On the show I loved Dirk Gently says "DID IT" after solving the puzzle!! 6mo
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jackilynn
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Mehso-so

*scratching head, wondering what just happend*

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jackilynn
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Soaking up some much needed vitamin D!! As a person who normally loves when it rains I am getting sick of all this rain we have been getting. It is my summer break from job #1 (the reason for the cup) & I want to be able to be outside enjoying it. It can rain on nights where I work at job #2 because then at least I am stuck inside anyways.

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Susanita
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Okay so apparently Libby WILL tell you if the library has acquired more copies! #whoknew

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gilroyc
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madamereadsalot1
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Almost missed today's #quotsyfeb19 #jump . @TK-421

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LittleWonder
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Pickpick

Finished this audiobook on the drive home through our first major snowstorm. A full BBC production with a terrific cast of characters - including Billy Boyd.

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BarbaraBB
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Bailedbailed

I might have been a bit prejudiced but it really feels like a waste of time, this book. I started it because it is #setinspace (kind of) and I needed that prompt for #pop18 and #LRC but I can‘t finish it. Also, there are some #wildcreatures such as a dead cat and a horse with an electric monk on it 😱😱.

#nofemmeber #1001books

Cinfhen Love those balloons 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈at least you tried!! Do u want to read this book?? I can send it to you 😘😘 1y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Is it good? I saw another ‘set in space‘ prompt on #pop19...😀 1y
Cinfhen I tried twice and it‘s just NOT for me ☹️ @BarbaraBB but it has TONS of LitsyLove and hint**it will work for #booked2019 too** 1y
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Cinfhen I‘ll send it 💕💕 1y
Moray_Reads Such a shame, I love this one! 1y
saresmoore Too bad! I‘m with @Moray_Reads , really enjoyed this. 1y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Thanks!! You‘re the best - you knew that already! I am so looking forward to Booked2019!! 💕 1y
BarbaraBB @Moray_Reads @saresmoore Oh really? Then it‘s definitely me and my current mood. I almost always agree with your taste in books! 1y
Moray_Reads @BarbaraBB sometimes the mood just isn't right. All I can cope with at the moment are mysteries that distract me from the utter shambles on the news 😪 1y
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎁🎉🎈🎂🎊 😋🎈 1y
BarbaraBB @Moray_Reads I know that feeling too. Only crime novels seem fitting then 😢 1y
BarbaraBB @Ddzmini Thank you ❤️ 1y
Billypar I've never read any DA, but I'm sure I will at some point- the original for sure. The electric monk does sound promising 😂 1y
vivastory I'm going to chime in & second @Moray_Reads & @saresmoore . Maybe put it aside & try another day. I loved it. 1y
BarbaraBB @vivastory Really? This makes me doubt my own decision even more! 1y
Tex2Flo I think you have to be of a mood for Adams. He is absurd in his logic, so reading him like other comic or sci-fi authors is challenging. He is no Hiaissen nor Le Guin. He is of himself and a treasure. I can only read about one of his a year and remain sane. 1y
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jmofo I love these books! 👏💗 1y
Andrew65 @jmofo He did write some great books. 1y
Louise Good ol‘ Douglas Adams! 😄 1y
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MirrorMask
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Pickpick

Loved it! The plot is impossible to describe, but I really enjoyed it. After reading Space Opera, I needed to go back to an author that does this kind of humor in a way that works for me. Now, I think I'll read all of Douglas Adams' completed works. I'm also going to have to watch the television series based on Dirk Gently.

Prompt 29: Murder Investigation #SFFTBRChallenge @DuckOfDoom

TobeyTheScavengerMonk This story actually started out as a Doctor Who script titled Shada, but when it didn‘t get made Adams created Dirk to solve the mystery instead of the Doctor. 1y
MirrorMask @TobeyTheScavengerMonk You know that doesn't surprise me at all 😃 1y
jmofo I‘m so glad you enjoyed this! The Dirk Gently books are my favorite. His Last Chance to See is interesting. Enjoy the trip! 1y
RamsFan1963 Do watch the Dirk Gently TV series, its friggin amazing!! Tragically there was only 2 seasons, but both were some of the best stuff I've seen on TV in a long, long time. 1y
MirrorMask @RamsFan1963 No, but I plan on it! 1y
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JoyBlue
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Pickpick

I've enjoyed the 2010 TV series starring Stephen Mangan *and* the 2016 series with Samuel Barnett in the title role. I own the book in hardcover, but I actually read with my ears, via Overdrive, which offered an unabridged, fully casted by BBC version.

I finished just as I pulled into the library lot for a special board of trustees "retreat" (meeting lasting almost 4 hours). Pipe cleaners were provided as a creativity booster/fidget outlet.

GondorGirl There are a few graphic novels that are inspired by the books. My husband (the biggest Adams fan ever) enjoyed them quite a bit. 1y
JoyBlue @GondorGirl Thanks for the tip! 💙😎 1y
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thursdaynext
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*cries in french*

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TK-421
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“I commend you on your skepticism, but even the skeptical mind must be prepared to accept the unacceptable when there is no alternative. If it looks like a #duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands.” #QuotsyJune18

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TeeCee
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Pickpick

I‘ve been binge-watching the two seasons over the last two weeks - zany, funny, original. Never read the book, but definitely enjoying the show. FUN!

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Skeeterisme
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Pickpick

Great audiobook! Such a good book.

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Settings
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Mehso-so

I am a stick in the mud who is not amused by amusing things. :(

britt_brooke 😆 2y
Liz_M Humor, in writing, is difficult. Do much satire and humor in novels just doesn't tickle my funny bone. :-/ 2y
monkeygirlsmama Sorry you didn‘t love this. I liked this one, but simply adore Douglas Adams‘ The Hitchhiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy. 2y
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saresmoore
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“It has been one of those light summery days when the world seems about to burst with pleasure at simply being itself...”

I started reading last night after a few glasses of wine and, needless to say, today I‘m infatuated with this book.

Thanks for the recommendation, @vivastory & @Moray_Reads !

Moray_Reads Welcome 😊 2y
vivastory It's such a wacky, brilliant book! 2y
Lindy Love this book. Enjoy! 2y
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saresmoore @Lindy This is the first Douglas Adams I‘ve read (a shameful admission by the standards of my high school pals). Have you read/liked any others by him? 2y
Lindy @saresmoore Hitchhiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy and all the rest. A great writer. 😁 2y
saresmoore @Lindy Just as I suspected! Thanks. 😊 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘ve loved all his books in high school, including this one! If memory serves the main otherworldly issue that Dirk ends up dealing with was an idea for a Doctor Who serial that Adams was working on. Since Adams‘ passing the script has been turned into a book as well 2y
saresmoore @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Oh, I will absolutely be reading that—thank you! I am loving this book. I actually laughed out loud a few times in the mostly vacant eye doctor‘s waiting room this morning. One minute, it‘s an elaborate description of quantum mechanics, the next, it‘s comparing the weather in Britain to a rancid, wet dishrag. 😆 2y
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Settings
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Alphabetical read of books I own. Adams. Just starting.

Found a tea bag halfway through this book - know I've started it before but wondering if I was really that far into it. Usually don't abandon books past the quarter mark.

IndyHannaJones I love that you used a tea bag in a Douglas Adams book as a book mark 😂 2y
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Srprsbtspx
Pickpick

I got the book from my parent‘s giant collection of books and absolutely loved it. Highly recommend it to anyone into sci-fi or w/ a very dry sense of humor

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vivastory
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Pickpick

This was a total blast. Typical zany situations & great humor, yet this one actually felt a little darker than Hitchhiker's Guide books. Definitely one of my favorites I've read by Adams so far. I'd imagine this would also greatly appeal to Pratchett fans. I will definitely have to repurchase this in the future. I'm not a fan of movie & tv tie-in editions.

VioletBramble Have you seen the tv show? 2y
vivastory @VioletBramble No, I wanted to read the books first 2y
vivastory @VioletBramble I've heard it's great 2y
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readordierachel Hate movie tie-in covers. I get why they do it but 😝 2y
vivastory @ReadOrDieRachel They are the absolute worst! 2y
Moray_Reads It's particularly bad to have a tie-in cover when the TV series is so very, VERY loosely based on the book. But I love both 2y
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vivastory
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mcipher One of my all-time favorite books. It‘s so funny and weird! 2y
Moray_Reads I love this one 2y
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vivastory
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If there's one wardrobe item that has been haunting my recent reading, it's hats. First it was Ignatius, then Raskolnikov & now Dirk Gently. If this is a sign from the book gods, I'm not sure how to interpret it... BTW the way Adams introduces characters in this book is hilariously memorable.

ju.ca.no Aaah I need to read that!! I‘m currently watching the show based on it and love it😊. 2y
batsy I could not get over Raskolnikov fretting about his hat right after Ignatius... It was peak absurdity, in the best kind of way 😂 2y
readordierachel Ha! Are you a hat person? 🙃 2y
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vivastory @ju.ca.no I'm planning on watching the show after I read the books. I've heard nothing but great things about it! 2y
vivastory @batsy It really was. I'm sure there's a doctoral thesis in there somewhere... 2y
vivastory @ReadOrDieRachel I used to be. In 2004-2007 I religiously wore kangol. 😬😂 2y
ju.ca.no @vivastory I think it‘s only very loosely based on the books (from what I know) but it is soo fantastic! 2y
readordierachel Ah, youth 😆 Maybe 2018 is the year of the hat. 2y
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tessavi
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1. Tokyo, Japan
2. Saw it mentioned on Bookriot and had to check it out!
3. No movie, but I enjoyed the Dirk Gently's series based on the Douglas Adams books.
4. Nope, but my brother had pet lizards and axolotls, does that count? 🤔
@saguarosally #welcomelitten

Ddzmini Welcome to Litsy 😋 2y
tessavi @Ddzmini Thank you! One week and I'm already scrollung through all the beautiful photos every free moment. 2y
saguarosally I didn‘t know what an axolotl was until recently. It‘s one of very few words I learned first in my second language! 2y
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KimHM
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Pickpick

Argh! Weather. ❄️ Prepping for school. 💻 First day of class. 💼 Burst water pipe 💧💧💧💧💧 All added up to a desperate need to finish a book. Luckily, Douglas Adams was handy and 80% finished.

Tons of fun, tiny sneaky bits of philosophy. Much better than the TV adaptation. I‘ll read this again. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Fernoppy
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Pickpick

I remember having a crack at this as a teenager, but it was mostly over my head. Enjoyed it this time round. The Netflix series is brilliant although quite different to the book. The second season is released here tomorrow so can't wait to dive in.

Texreader My daughter‘s been extremely upset because the show was canceled. 2y
Fernoppy @Texreader I knew it wouldn't last - too quirky and off-beat for a lot of people 😩 2y
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FantasyEmma
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I am so excited to start this book. The second series by one of my all time favorite authors. It's going to be so good.

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Kateri

“He wore a heavy old brown suit which looked as if it has been worn extensively for bramble hacking expeditions in some distant and better past, a red checked shirt which failed entirely to harmonise with the suit, and a green striped tie which refused to speak to either of them.” Description of Dirk Gently

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Kateri
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On my too read pile for far too long. Looking forward to discovering the interconnectedness of all things.

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SuperPunkNinja
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I think I've found my new hero in Bart! ❤❤❤

vivastory Welcome back! 👋👏 2y
vivastory I'm hoping to read the book soon. Will definitely be checking out the show afterwards. 2y
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EmilyChristine I love the tv show! I should read the books too of course. 2y
SuperPunkNinja @EmilyChristine @vivastory Okay, true confessions - I've only seen the tv show. 😀 2y
EmilyChristine 😁Yay! I‘m not the only one to watch the show first! Haha. 2y
Beck9lol They found the perfect actress to play Bart! That show is fantastic! 2y
JenP I‘m actually watching the first episode now. Is it anything like the book? I‘m not recognizing any of it from the book. 2y
mcipher They made a show?!?? I have to find it. Dirk Gently is my favorite Douglas Adams. ❤️ 2y
SuperPunkNinja @mcipher Yes and it's awesome! 2y
SuperPunkNinja @Beck9lol Agreed! And she's the daughter of Brad Dourif (Wormtongue from LOTR). 2y
SuperPunkNinja @JenP I'd like to know that too. 2y
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No_One 😂😂😂 2y
KVanRead Have you seen the series on Netflix? 2y
Moray_Reads @KVanRead I watched it before I read the books and it's so different but I like it 2y
KVanRead I liked it too. Very weird but in a good way ☺️ Still haven‘t read the books but always loved Hitchhikers 2y
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Gabypen
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I can‘t help it; I love my job! 🙈🙌🏻

People tend to ask me what I plan to do after college. I just wanna stay here forever. 💖📚

#libraryaide #dreamjob #daydreaming

Tamra 👍🏾👍🏾 2y
BookMaven407 🙌 2y
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Pickpick

This book made me laugh multiple times, a feat which is hard to accomplish. Books make me tear up frequently but I rarely laugh when reading. Very British in its humor (which I love) and a fun mix of humor and science fiction. Gently is a private investigator determined to prove the interconnectedness of everything. Missing cats, electric monks, spirit possession, murder, and a race to save mankind all rolled into one hilarious and bizarre book.

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JenP
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😂🤣 this book makes me smile

MrBook Can you email me at secretsantagoespostal17 at gmail ASAP? 2y
JenP @MrBook yes 2y
MrBook 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
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obviateit Have you seen this show? I've been loving it! 2y
JenP @obviateit not yet! I hope to soon - after I‘ve read it 2y
JenP @obviateit glad to hear you are loving it! 2y
obviateit I heard about the show before I knew the book existed, and it inspired me to read the book. Unfortunately I haven't gotten around to it yet. I don't know how closely the show follows the book, but it is very entertaining. 😁 2y
BarbaraBB I have had this book on my tbr shelves for ages. Is it good? 2y
JenP @BarbaraBB I am finding it very amusing so far 2y
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I'm shocked that one of my favorite, dearest authors didn't deliver it this time. Don't get me wrong, some parts made me laugh my ass off. But the densely crammed humour grew unexpectedly annoying by ⅓ of the book — at which point I ditched the Brazilian translation and went on with the original, and it felt a little better. The plot is ingenious and very Doctor Who-esque, but it isn't a book I'd recommend as the entrée of the Douglas Adams world.

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The Monk had first gone wrong when it was simply given too much to believe in one day.

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Pickpick

Yes yes yes. Also highly recommend the tele series they made from the book.

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stitchy06
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"an affronted heron" and "a number of elderly squirrels trying to escape from a sack" Douglas Adams gets me every time!!! ???

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lilredhen
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Finally home, and so tired. Got about four hours of sleep and some dozing after being up for roughly 20 hours yesterday. I may be too tired to finish this today- my brain feels like pudding 😛

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lilredhen

Ugh. It's going to be a long day. Hubby was airlifted to StL last night for neurological issues, and my way there is with his parents, who are both sMothers with him. We've been married almost ten years, and they still haven't changed. #needearplugs #cutthecord #booksmakeitbetter

LauraBrook Oh, I'm sorry. Both for your husband and for you, and for you having to deal with the Smothers. Hang in there. 3y
lilredhen We survived. He was discharged, and is feeling better now- especially since his parents are gone lol. There *may* have been some feigned sleep to avoid conversing since they don't respect the book in front of the face. 3y
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