peteg's blog - noise - books - 2010 01 20 DouglasAdams DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency

Douglas Adams: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

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The real deal. I recalled this being a composite of his excellent Doctor Who scripts, City of Death and the unfortunately-incompletely-produced Shada. His humour is as gently raucous as ever, canvassing and expressing an English sensibility that Thatcher consigned to the landfill of history. However it is his self-knowing scatterbrained magpie tendencies, born of curiosity, that bring home the bacon. I shudder to imagine what the kids are reading these days: surely not this, without a vampire in sight.