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A Summary of Tea-Times and Souls,
This review is from: The Dirk Gently Omnibus (Hardcover)
I shall summarise all the other reviews below mine for you. This is a book (or rather two books) that someone who has enjoyed another of Adams' works should enjoy. That is the majority, not everyone. These two books are writen in the same vain as the Hitchikers books (recommend) in that there are a lot of surreal things going on, however it has a different feel to it. It is darker and more serious. (which is not to say it IS serious, just more-so) This works well to build up a good atmosphere throughout the book. Yes the title charactor doesn't appear until well over half way in the first book but he is covered for rather well by another intriguing charactor. And yes the ending to No 1 isn't easy to follow but for Christs sake niether is most of Hitchiker! As for the second book, it is far fetched from the off but great none-the-less.
They are both good books and in my opinion this compilation edition is just as good as the books seperately and is cheaper! And, from the opinions expressed on this page, it seems they suggest this is worth the risk of buying and disliking it. I can only hope that I have given valid advice. I hope you enjoy these books (this book) as I do.