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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

1st printing
  • 4.03 ·
  • 30 Ratings
  • 175 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading
  • 57 Have read

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is a ghost-horror-detective-time travel-romantic comedy epic.

Dirk Gently is a private detective who isomer interested in telekinesis, quantum mechanics and lunch than fiddling around with fingerprint powder, so his investigations tend to produce startling and unexpected results. A simple search for a missing cat uncovers a bewildered ghost, a secret time-traveler, and the devastating secret that lies behind the whole human history and threatens to bring it to a premature end.

Sadly the cat dies.
--front flap

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
Language
English
Pages
247

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Cover of: Der Elektrische Mönch
Der Elektrische Mönch: Dirk Gently's Holistische Detektei
2005, Heyne
Paperback in German
Cover of: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
2002, Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - First Pocket Books Printing (18)
Cover of: L'investigatore olistico Dirk Gently
L'investigatore olistico Dirk Gently
1996-02, Feltrinelli
paperback in Italian - Prima edizione ne "I Canguri"
Cover of: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
1988-05, Pocket Books
Paperback in English - Fourth Printing
Cover of: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
1988-05, Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - First Pocket Books Printing (1)
Cover of: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
1988-05, Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - First Pocket Books Printing (4)
Cover of: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
1987, Heinemann
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
1987, Simon and Schuster
Hardcover in English - 1st printing

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Book Details


Published in

New York, USA

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1987

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.914
Library of Congress
PR6051.D3352 D5 1987, PZ4.A642 D57 1987b

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
247 p. ;
Number of pages
247

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2380852M
Internet Archive
dirkgentlysholis00adam
ISBN 10
0671625829
ISBN 13
9780671625825
LCCN
87009464
OCLC/WorldCat
473112201, 15489920
Google
8ENaAAAAMAAJ
Library Thing
5321435
Goodreads
358

Work Description

Zitat Klappentext: Eine mordsmäßige Detektiv-Gespenster-Horror-Kriminal-Zeitreisen-Romanzen-Musikkomödien-Geschichte von Douglas Adams, dem Autor des Bestsellers »Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis«.

Excerpts

Durch die Fähigkeit der Nacht, alles in die Länge zu ziehen, hatte sich der Alptraum über Matsch und Einsamkeit scheinbar über angsterregende, unvorstellbare Zeiten erstreckt und war erst mit dem Auftauchen schleimiger Wesen mit Beinen zu Ende gegangen, die aus dem schleimigen Meer gekrochen waren.
Page 175, added anonymously.
»Die Schwerkraft«, sagte Dirk mit einem leicht herablassenden Schulterzucken, »ja, die gab´s sicherlich auch noch. Obwohl das natürlich bloß eine Entdekcung war. Sie war schon da und mußte nur entdeckt werden.«
Er nahm einen Penny aus seiner Tasche warf ihn nachlässig zu den Kieselsteinen hinüber, die an dem gepflasterten Weg lagen. »Siehst du?« sagter er. »Sie schalten sie auch am Wochenende nicht ab.[«]
added anonymously.
Dem Elektrischen Mönch war ungeheuer wohl zumute, und er fiel in einen schwungvollen Galopp. Das heißt, er spornte sein Pferd schwungvoll zu einem Galopp an, und sein Pferd feil schwunglos in denselben.
Page 218, added anonymously.
This time there would be no witnesses.
added anonymously.

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