Thursday, May 12, 2016
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: The Interconnectedness of All Kings (#1-5)
author: Chris Ryall
average rating: 3.63
book published: 2013
read at: 2016/05/12
date added: 2016/05/12
'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: The Interconnectedness of All Kings' by Chris Rydall is a coninuation of the series started by Douglas Adams. This time it's in graphic novel form and it was a fun ride.
What do an Egyptian king who hungers for humans, a couple who are recreating famous serial killings, and a homeless man with a golden cell phone have in common? Nothing, unless you are Dirk Gently, an odd detective who believes everything is interconnected. He lands in San Diego and appropriates a bag that is not his own. He finds a detective in training that owns a cafe and starts collecting people to help him solve the case.
This is less about the mystery and more about the humor. Dirk is an oddball and the humor here is pretty good. I haven't read the original novel in years, but it seems to ring true with what I remember. I liked the characters he pulls along with him. If this becomes an ongoing series, it could be fun. I liked the art by Ilias Kyriazis and Tony Atkins. I enjoyed it.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, IDW Publishing, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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