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Re: And just how in the hell did that couch get stuck there? Camilla Send a noteboard - 02/07/2010 02:30:36 PM
It's Adams so you know it is fun, smart and well written. Long, Dark Teatime of the Soul is fantastic as well.


It is. Although I remember it as beeing less good than Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. That was 12 years ago, though. I'm rereading it now, and my copy has the most TEPID review on the back:

Funnier than Psycho, more chilling than Jeveves Takes Charge and shorter than War and Peace.... The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul is another semiprecious gem in Adams' glittering diadem of humour.
In case you were wondering, that one was from "The Birmingham News".

Oh, and another work of Adams that isn't as well known as it should be is Last Chance to See with Mark Cawardine (zoologist). It's an amazing and hilarious look at the voyage the two men took in the late 80's trying to find and study species on the verge of extinction. Apparently it was a BBC radio documentary first but one doesn't need to know that to enjoy the book.


I think Stephen Fry did a television series based on it recently. A kind of "10 years later" thing.
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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams - 02/07/2010 12:07:18 PM 5011 Views
And just how in the hell did that couch get stuck there? - 02/07/2010 02:16:11 PM 1292 Views
Re: And just how in the hell did that couch get stuck there? - 02/07/2010 02:30:36 PM 1286 Views
Great review of a vastly underrated book. *NM* - 02/07/2010 02:19:55 PM 637 Views
I expect to see a review of The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul in short order. *NM* - 02/07/2010 03:41:38 PM 641 Views
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Going somewhere? *NM* - 06/07/2010 05:07:06 PM 633 Views
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Have fun. - 06/07/2010 05:14:01 PM 1272 Views
Thanks, I'm sure I will. - 06/07/2010 05:16:52 PM 1275 Views
I love Dirk Gently books *NM* - 03/07/2010 06:32:55 AM 622 Views
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wise choice *NM* - 06/07/2010 03:26:02 PM 638 Views
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I imagine I would do the same if I had a car - 11/07/2010 03:41:12 PM 1209 Views

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