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A Spoon Too Short Worthy of Douglas Adams
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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: A Spoon Too Short
by Arvind Ethan David
Diamond Book Distributors
Comics & Graphic Novels
Pub Date 20 September 2016
I love Douglas Adams so I was both hopeful and apprehensive when I picked up Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: A Spoon too Short.
Too begin with, Dirk Gently is one of Adams's more off the wall creations you either love him or hate him. Whether you like think Gently is brilliant or completely off his nut, any reader will say that Arvind Ethan David's depiction is true to form. The illustrations pair well with the narrative style, vivid, colorful and just a touch distorted. The story itself blends the mundane with the unusual and even extraterrestrial - a fitting adventure for Gently who always finds the extraordinary hidden in the ordinary.
I liked how David tackled Gently's unusual history, providing an entry point for readers who have never picked up one of Douglas Adams's novels. From the blurb at the end, it seems that there will be more graphic novels as well as a new season of the Dirk Gently television series. Having read A Spoon too Short and watched the first season, I look forward to more.
I received a copy of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: A Spoon too Short from the publisher and netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
After the many and conflicting versions of the legendary Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams created Dirk Gently: a detective with a belief in the fundamental interconnectedness of all things, a troubled relationship with the laws of probability and quantum physics, and a love of cats and pizza. After the events of "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" and "The Long Dark Tea Time," but prior to the detective's relocation to California in "The Interconnectedness of All Kings," Dirk finds himself investigating a bizarre case of poaching, dumbstruck tourists, and the inner membranes of a rhinoceros' nose.