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Dirk Gently Holistic Detective Agency, is a Science Fiction Mystery Thriller and Comedy Novel by the author of Hitch hikers Guide to Galaxy “Douglas Adams”.
Dirk Gently is the name of Detective, who owns Holistic Detective Agency. Dirk Gently is something new in Mystery and Detective genre, it will make you laugh at the same time solves the puzzle surrounding the mystery, he doesn’t use the finger prints, witness to solve the case. He use the interconnectedness of things surrounding the suspect and solves the puzzle in innovative way.

The Plot of this book is little or little big non-linear, because the main theme of this book is time travel. You may ask why name holistic? here is the answer given by Dirk “The term ‘holistic’ refers to my conviction that what we are concerned with here is the fundamental interconnectedness of all things”.

dirk gentlys holistic detective agency

dirk gentlys holistic detective agency

When Dirk sees his old college mate Richard was entering into Susan Way’s house from window, sister of Gordan Way owner of Wayforward Technologie, he calls
Susan ways house and ask details about what he is doing there and at the end of call he says :

Dirk : “Meet me at the pizza parlor in half an hour. And bring money.”
Richard : “What — Dirk, are you trying to blackmail me?”
Dirk : “No, you fool, for the pizzas!” 🙂

At the same time there someone murders Gordon Way, while he meets Dirk, Dirk tells him that someone murdered Gordon Way and Policy thinks Richard is the suspect, now he tries to solve the mystery by using his unique interconnectedness technique.

In parallel, there was a Electric Monk in some desert with his horse, these monks are created to believe everything so that we need not to believe anything, this monk in desert believes everything for many many years and he starts to believe that there exist a door in the desert which leads him to somewhere, where, he don’t know but for sure somewhere, suddenly the door appears and he goes inside it, that door brings him to the bathroom of Reg – Professor Urban Chronotis at St Cedd’s.

Four billion ago, a group of Salaxalans attempts populate the earth but by laziness of there engineer causes the landing spaceship to explode, killing all the Salaxalans. The exlpode generates the spark of energy needed to create amino acids and start the process of life on Earth. The ghost of Salaxan Engineer remains and haunts the earth for billions of years, until he can correct his mistake and watches human life develops from small virus to intelligent species for four billion years. Finally the ghost discovers that Reg – Professor Urban Chronotis at St Cedd’s, has created the time machine and he can undo his mistake and save his Salaxalans friends and stop the life from creating on earth.

Now Dirk need to solve the mystery behind the Murder of Gordon Way and he has to save the humankind from total destruction- by stopping the ghost from using time machine and also uncover the mystery behind this electric monk.

This is the typical Douglas Adams novels, which has humor, mystery and science-fiction. This novel is little complicated and if you have read Douglas Adams best selling novel “The Hitch hiker Guide to the Galaxy” then you can read this novel, but this novel is more complicated that H2G2. If you haven’t read any of Douglas Adams books then I suggest first you read his Hitch Hiker Guide to Galaxy then you can pick this one.

I give it : 4/5.

Book 1 : Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy : Review.

Book 2: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe : Review.

Book3 : Life, The Universe and Everything : Review.

Arthur dent is back on the planet earth after hitchhiking in the universe for years, but he is in shock, because he saw in his own eyes that vogons destroyed palnet earth six months ago and also his house, but now earth and his house stood alive, he want to find how ?

Plot : Arthur dent randomly hitchhiked his way through galaxy in a space craft and dropped on planet earth, surprisingly only few months has passed on earth while he is hitchhiking in the universe for years. He take a lift in the car to find his house, in the car he meet man named Russell and his sister Fenchurch. Russel explains him that many people has seen Yellow Ships few months back, but authorities are saying it as a “hallucinations with the big yellow spaceships”.

When he come to his house, he finds a gift for him, a gray, fish bowl in which the “So Long and Thanks for All the Fish” words are inscribed. He also learns that all the dolphins from the earth have vanished just before the demolition of earth by Vogons.

So long and thanks for all fish.

Fenchurch (Fenny) and Arthur Dent head to Los Angeles, to find a man who know the reason behind the disappearance of the entire population of dolphins from the earth, from there they decide they want to see God’s final message to creation and goes in search of message.

1. Will the ever know the reason behind disappearance of the entire population of dolphins from the earth ?
2. Can they find God’s final message to creation.

This whole story is set on the earth, where as previous three books where take place in different palnets. This is book is about Arthur Dent and Girl which Douglas Adams introduced in first book’s first chapter Fenchurch. The book is bit slow but character development is excellent. In this book you won’t find Zappod and Trillian, but you find Ford and Marvin, Marvin is seven time older than universe now due to the previous events 🙂

Funniest part is God’s final message to creation, which written in letters of flame thirty feet high (may be tourist attraction).

Read it for Arthur, Read it for Fenchurch and there beautiful love story, read it for Marvin (This is the last time you will see him), and read it for God’s final message to creation.

I give it : 4.5/5.

Life, The Universe And Everything by Douglas Adams is the thrid book in the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy trilogy which consists of 6 books. Arthur Dent is in the pre-historic earth leaving in cave since last five years.One day suddenly Ford Perfect re-appears, with the sofa that just so happens to be going their way. So they both sit on the Sofa and re-appears in the modern time, at lords cricket stadium where match between England and Australia is going on, just two days before the Demolition of Earth By VOGONS.

Book 1 : Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy : Review.

Book 2: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe : Review.

There they meet there old friend Slartibartfast, who came to lord for stoping the White Robots from stealing the Ashes, the Robots are from the Planet called Krikkit. These Robots are out for the mission, mission to collect the very important artifacts from around the universe to release there masters.

Slartibartfast explains Arthur and Ford about the people of Krikkit : The people of the krikkit planet were happy without knowing the rest of the universe due to the dust cloud that surrounded its solar system. One day they surprised to see the spacecraft on their planet, by Reverse engineering the space craft, they explored past the dust cloud and saw the rest of the Universe, So they started to dislike it, so decided to destroy the whole universe, so they built the robots and started the legendary war know in galaxy as Krikkit Wars, but they defeated. So the rest of the universe decided to put the Krikkit planet in Slo-Time envelope, allowing Krikkit to survive long after the rest of the universe has ended. So the Wikkit Gate was the key to the envelop, So some of the Robots which escaped from Slo-Time envelop are now searching for Wikkit Gate key to release there masters and destroy whole universe.

Life, The Universe And Everything.

In a party, Arthur meets Zapod, Trillian and Marvin, and Slartibartfast tells them that, they are the only hope, they can only rescue universe from Krikkits.

1. Can they save the universe in time?
2. Can Arthur and Ford finds the Ultimate question for the Ultimate Answer for Life, The Universe And Everything?
3. Can the find, why people of Krikkit want to destroy the universe ?
4. Who is behind all this ?

The writing style was just superb, Life, The Universe And Everything is slightly different from other two books, and highly entertaining and funny. Everything flows together, you just love the characters in the book.

I give it : 4.5/5.

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

You can find The Hichhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy : Review here.

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe starts just as The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ended. Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Trillian, and Zaphod Beeblebrox have left the planet after finding the shocking secrets about Earth, Who is behind the construction of earth and some more secrets about universe, so after finding answers to the questions, and escaping from Vogons, they decided have a lunch at The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

When they decided to go to the The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, they found that they are not able to use the Improbability Drive, finally they came to know that, Computer is jammed by Arthur, when he request it for the cup of tea. When computer is jammed, Vogons start to fire at there space ship, Luckily, an ancestor of Zaphod’s, Zaphod Beeblebrox the Fourth saves them.

Restaurant At The End Of Universe

Zapod and Marvin vanishes, and Arthur, Trillian and Ford are unaware of anything, waits in the ship and waits for computer to restart working, so that they can go the The Restaurant at the End of the Universe and have good lunch or dinner.

Zapod and Marvin meets man named Zarniwoop, so after some time, they all reunited, and ships computer started working, so they escape from Zarniwoop by asking to be transported to the nearest restaurant. Which is at Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, the nearest restaurant in the space but not in time. After the meal, Zaphod and Ford steal a spaceship, which belongs to rock band Disaster Area, programmed to dive into a star (sun), so they dramatically escape from there using that black ships teleporter.

So Arthur and Ford end up on a ship destined to crash on a planet that looks very, very familiar….
there Arthur attempts to find the Ultimate question, for the Ultimate answer to life,universe and everything.

Zapod and Trillian returns to the ship “Heart Of Gold”, which is now in control of Zarniwoop, and they all start there journey to find “who really rules the Universe”.

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe is funny, it doesn’t matter how many times you read it, still it is funny. The book is perfect sequel to the The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. As in the previous book The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy , the theories ,sci-fi, space-time are convincing.

The Characters in this book are :
1. Zapod : Who is now Ex-Galactic President.
2. Zaphod Beeblebrox the Fourth : The Gread Grand Father of zapod, who saves him from Vogons.
3. The Man Who Rules the Universe : This guy is really funny, really really funny :).
4. Marvin : The Depressed Robot.
5. Arthur Dent : Now in a planet, which looks very, very familiar….
6. Ford Perfect : Alien friend from somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse.
7. Trillian : Beautiful earth girl, who flies Hear of Gold.
8. Zarinwoop : The person, who want to find ” Who rules this universe “.

I give it : 4.5/5.


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