Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Short Essay - Answer Key

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1. Describe the mysterious tower the author writes about as the book opens.

As the book opens, the author writes about a tall, leaning tower found in a desolate place filled with rain and mud. Even though the blackened tower seems dead, a red light glows from deep within.

2. By the end of the first chapter, what appears to have happened to the tower?

By the end of the first chapter, the red glow of the tower and an accompanying sound have increased in intensity to blinding, deafening levels. After both cease suddenly and there is a mere moment of complete darkness, the earth and sky shake as everything changes color in what appears to be a massive internal explosion that destroys the tower.

3. What is an Electric Monk?

An Electric Monk is a labor-saving invention. Similar to the way in which a dishwasher washes dishes for people, an Electric Monk believes things for people, saving them the bother of having to believe things for themselves. The Electric Monk was designed with human-like features.

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