Starting day 1 with the quirky, mind-bending and amazing detective!!
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.
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'!!
My reading location this afternoon. Picture courtesy of my husband because I was too busy sipping wine and enjoying the day... and reading. 🥂📖
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!
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.
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 😱😱.
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
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.
“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
I am a stick in the mud who is not amused by amusing things. :(
“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 !
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.
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.
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.
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? 🤔
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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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.
“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
I think I've found my new hero in Bart! ❤❤❤
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.
😂🤣 this book makes me smile
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.
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