Saturday, March 5, 2016

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: A Spoon Too Short #1 Review

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: A Spoon Too Short #1 from IDW -

     Dirk Gently is a detective with a holistic approach: he believes in the interconnectedness of all things. When he gets a call from his pal, Sally Mills, he embarks on an adventure that began in the deepest and darkest parts of Africa. Arriving at Woodshead Private Hospital, Dirk links up with Sally, who really is a a sexy nurse dressed as...well, a sexy nurse. There's a Halloween party later that she invites Dirk to, but first...There's a mystery afoot! The Kingdom-Browns are a lovely family that have just been admitted to the hospital. Why? Well, they have lost all ability to communicate verbally! They can't form words orally or on paper! What dastardly doings are these? Well, Dirk aims to find out...By NOT trying to find out at all! Trusting in the interconnectedness of all things, Dirk follows a random, but stunning, black woman, only to find that she may hold the link to the very case which he seeks to solve by seeking not to solve it! Dirk Gently is on the case...Sort of.

    From the brilliant mind that brought you "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" Trilogy (trilogy is a misnomer - there are actually six books), comes Dirk Gently, Holistic Detective. Douglas Adams' (RIP) brilliance continues to shine through in this kooky, zany, lovable, intelligent dimwit.  From the first page, this affable nut job sucks you in, and when the adventure starts, there is no escaping Dirk's mysterious and loony world. Arvind Ethan David strikes a near-perfect tone for a Doug Adams tale, and Ilias Kyriazis' cartoony pencils communicate the story in truly excellent fashion. This book is fun! If you are a Douglas Adams fan, then why don't you have this book? Go get it!

RATING: 9 out of 10.


  1. Huge fan of the "HGTTG" universe.
    I might get the TPB when it comes out, Thanks for sharing Tex!

  2. My pleasure, Gil.

    My daughter and I are huge fans too. Lil' Ms. TEX just did a book report on H2G2. She is completely enamored of the books - she made me find the first five books and she read them voraciously, laughing out loud at every turn. I was happy to be able to share it with her.

  3. Thanks Tex. Strangely "From the first page, this affable nut job sucks you in..." is also my wife's review of our marriage. Glad you are enjoying the book. Keep reading.

    1. WOW!!

      I can't tell you how much it means that you found our little site and took the time to read my review and comment. Thank you so much. We are always honored when a comics creator visits us!

      Don't worry, I'm with you for the full ride! I've shared this review to our Facebook page here:

      Feel free to pop by if you like! Again, thanks so much for visiting!

    2. Arvind,

      I am loving the new Dirk Gently comic (which I'll review soon) and the new TV show on BBC America!