Excerpt from The Salmon of Doubt, the late Douglas Adams’ third and incomplete Dirk Gently novel. Also features about 50 short Adams pieces (mostly non-fiction).
“I have always been absurdly, ridiculously tall. To give you an idea-when we went on school expeditions to Interesting and Improving Places, the form-master wouldn’t say “Meet under the clock tower,” or “Meet under the War Memorial,” but “Meet under Adams.” I was at least as visible as anything else on the horizon, and could be repositioned at will.”
Related: Sunday Times review.