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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (original 1988; edition 1991)

by Douglas Adams

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Title:The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
Authors:Douglas Adams
Info:Pocket Books (1991), Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams (1988)

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I'm unsure if I'm enjoying the Dirk Gently books less than the Hitchhikers books because they're less good, or just because I got older ( )
  sometimeunderwater | Aug 19, 2014 |
This book was a little slower to read and harder to follow than some of Douglas Adams' others, but it was still really good. There were some confusing bits, but it all came together and was nicely tied up at the end.
I liked the whole Norse Mythology theme also. ( )
  SebastianHagelstein | Aug 3, 2014 |
Oh, ah ( )
  jefware | Jun 30, 2014 |
This is the second Dirk Gently novel. I wasn't greatly taken with the first one, and this is one is in my view worse. There is the basis of a good and amusing idea with Norse gods coming down to 20th century Earth as ordinary mortals, though it is rather buried under long passages that are slightly amusing but also, in my view, rather irritating and the whole plot takes a long time to emerge properly. I felt little but relief when I got to the end of this. ( )
  john257hopper | Mar 14, 2014 |
Tea-Time definitely offers a much subtler side of Adam's humor, sometimes even at the expense of the slow trudging story line. Though, I believe that the shortcomings of the 'conventional' side of the plot (so to speak) is, if not preferable, at least acceptable as that never really seems to be the focus anyway. Dirk Gently is more of a vessel than anything, and as a vessel he performs remarkably. I felt as though Tea-Time was worth the Tea-Time it took to read simply because of the way it showcased Adams' dynamics and a quitter, but still very enjoyable humorous twinge.
  Buccellato | Jan 24, 2014 |
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Adams, Douglas NoëlNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McLean, WilsonCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0671742515, Mass Market Paperback)

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 3:37 to Oslo? And what has this to do with Dirk's latest--and late-- client, found only this morning with his head revolving atop the hit record "Hot Potato"? Amid the hostile attentions of a stray eagle and the trauma of a very dirty refrigerator, super-sleuth Dirk Gently will once again solve the mysteries of the universe...

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After a Heathrow Airport ticket counter explodes, intergalactic sleuth Dirk Gently finds himself up against a heavenly host of foes-- from the IRA to the Norse Gods.

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