"Having trouble or perhaps making it"
– The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently)* by Douglas Adams
There is often, one might find, an overlap between the two.
- Status quo is challenged
- Difficult questions may be asked
- There is change
- Attempts at resolving initial trouble can lead to a rippling effect of trouble.
Douglas Adams’ writing is magical, it can really get your mind thinking. As you surface from being submerged in physics and Sci-Fi, you slow down to find that his writing is just as powerful, if not more, in describing human behaviour and emotions.
As mentioned in Salmon of Doubt **, from an early age, Douglas was attracted to ‘intelligent’ humour and this is what he has brought to millions, a chance to ponder amongst the unexpected.
*Please note this is the second book of the Dirk Gently series, the first book is Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
**Please note the third book of the Dirk Gently series, does offer a snippet of the book Douglas was working on, as well as collections of his short stories and interviews, put together posthumously.