The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams 307 pages
It had been years since I read this book, but I remembered it so fondly, I had to have a go at it again. It did not disappoint. Adams has a way of writing that feels like you're just sitting listening to someone tell a funny story. Dirk Gently and his holistic detective agency were on the case when one of his clients ends up beheaded. The plot got thick as jam when Thor, god of thunder, etc., got involved...not with the beheading, but with a massive explosion at Heathrow, which resulted in a ticket girl (Dirk's ex-secretary) being turned into a soda machine. Is this book silly? Oh, my, yes. Is it a rollicking good time? A million time, yes!!! If you like a funny, irreverent mystery, and especially if you enjoy British authors, you must read this book. I give you this colorful sentence to prove a point: The daylight shouldered its way in like a squad of policemen and did a lot of what's-all-thising around the room, which, like the bedroom, would have presented anyone of an aesthetic disposition with difficulties.