The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul - Douglas Adams

The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

By Douglas Adams

  • Release Date: 2013-02-26
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Score: 4
From 90 Ratings


Beloved, bumbling Detective Dirk Gently returns in this standalone novel from Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

When a check-in desk at London’s Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame, the event is said to be an act of God. But which god? wonders holistic detective Dirk Gently. And how is this connected to Dirk’s battle with his cleaning lady over his filthy refrigerator…or to the murder of his latest client? Or are these events just another stretch of coincidences in the life of the world’s most off-kilter private investigator?

Douglas Adams, “one of England’s top exporters of irreverence” (Chicago Tribune), continues the implausible adventures of supersleuth Dirk Gently in his quest to solve the mysteries of the universe.


  • Typographical error spotted

    By Davidshead
    I'm still in mid-book so I cannot provide an accurate rating. But in order to submit this, I am forced to give a rating. Chapter 17, the paragraph starting "He felt suddenly elated": "who would career out into the road to explain to the oncoming traffic about the Day of Judgement," Without having the original text on hand I'm afraid I cannot say with any specific sense of authority being that I am neither the author nor anyone with anything better than a familiarity with language, traffic and the Day of Judgement but generally speaking the verb careen would make more sense then the noun career.
  • Mostly harmless

    By dansnktwom
    The universe was concerned that the reviewer was putting too much thought into his review and simply made him right "mostly harmless"