Monday, August 29, 2016

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: A Spoon Too Short - A Review

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
A Spoon Too Short
Dirk Gently.jpg
Author: Arvind Ethan David
Artist: Ilias Kyriazis

A Review

It was just a few weeks ago that I first met Dirk Gently via the BBC television series being streamed on Acorn.TV.  The stories originated in book form were written by Douglas Adams of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fame.

At about the same time I stumbled on this graphic novel featuring the self same private eye, Dirk Gently.  The current case take Dirk to Africa where he finds visitors and members of an isolated village have lost the ability to communicate. Finding the solution to the current crisis will take all the holistic know how that Dirk can muster.

The graphic novel echos much of the same humor found in the TV shows - a bit of science, science fiction, and nonsense, merge together to make for an interesting tale. Dirk is not a reincarnation of Sherlock Holmes, but he does manage to follow the clues to a logical (or is it illogical) conclusion. For the fan of Douglas Adams, British mysteries, or British comedy, the series represented by “A Spoon Too Short” may fill the bill nicely - especially on a cold winter night.

This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review.  The opinions expressed are my own.

No comments: