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

Many thanks go to NetGalley and the publisher, IDW Publishing, for sending me an advance readers copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The first thing to make very clear: A Spoon Too Short is not written by Douglas Adams, but it is instead based on one of his most popular characters, Dirk Gently. Also, it is a graphic novel, another one for my collection! The graphics are extremely colourful and bright, some are so bright they hurt the eyes a little. The plot is, as with all Dirk Gently books, a little hard to follow, especially Dirk's train of thought.

Here, the holistic detective is following the interconnectedness of a family who have lost their voice, a village in Africa where nobody talks, and a game warden with a major poaching problem. The journey takes him to Kenya where he must find out what is causing the problems and end it once and for all.

I enjoyed this graphic novel, but it  wasn't special for me. In fact, it proved hard to rate. I guess it would be like a new graphic novel based on Lord of the Rings, but a brand new story, being published. Familiar characters, new story, but not the original.

Star rating: 3.5 from 5
This graphic novel will be published on 29th September 2016