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Point of View

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is told from a third-person omniscient point of view. The narrator does selectively give information, keeping from the audience important information such as Dirk Gently's conclusion that Reg's secret is a time machine. This keeps the reader guessing as the plot moves along. The reader experiences most of the story from the point of view of Richard MacDuff, an outsider who is drawn into a bizarre thriller. The reader uncovers the truth as MacDuff learns more and more.

Still, the story jumps around to many characters' perspectives as the complex plot unfolds. The reader experiences Gordon Way's shock and horror at finding himself a ghost, with no comforting explanations in the afterlife. The reader experiences the bizarre and random beliefs of the Electric Monk, and even the thoughts of his horse. The reader sees events from Michael Wenton-Weakes' perspective, the ghost's...

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