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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is a novel by Douglas Adams. It is described on its jacket as "a ghost-horror-detective-time travel-romantic comedy epic."

Warning: Spoilers follow


Dirk Gently Holistic Detective Agency has been compared to Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid because Dirk Gently is actually based on the "fundamental interconnectedness of all things"—which is virtually the same thing as the chaos theory. Many details appear superfluous, but are actually integral to the plot.

The story reuses elements from two Doctor Who serials written by Adams, City of Death and the uncompleted Shada.

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