- Author: Douglas Adams
- ISBN: 9781476783000
- Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Mystery
- Pages: 256
I love anything by Douglas Adams, but I was particularly interested in reading The Long Dark Tea-Time of the of the Soul because of the title. I thought there’s no way this book could be bad with a title like that. In order to read it, however, I had to read Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency first. That was amazing, so I was looking forward to this one even more.
The story was very different from the first book. It was more of a Fantasy than a Sci-Fi story and involved Norse mythology. However, think of a comical version of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, and you’ve got The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. After I finished it, I even wondered if this book is where Gaiman got his idea for American Gods. Regardless, I enjoyed The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul much more because, as with everything Adams wrote, it doesn’t take itself, or anything, too seriously. If you’re looking for a book that shows just how absurd life really is, you can’t go wrong with this one.