It probably wasn’t the smartest move to read this without reading the first Dirk Gently novel prior, but even then the book should have made more sense. The begin at least looked promising: a murder, some strange things happening that might involve Norse gods. But slowly the book descented into a dada trip of utter incomprehensibly. There were some interesting ideas, some funny bits, but overall the book was mess. Thanks to Adams writing skills it wasn’t a completely unreadable book, but at the end it was easy to wonder what the hell just happened.