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Neil is a character in Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently books.


Early life[]

Neil lives in a flat in Primrose Hill in London. He is a neighbor to Kate Schechter, who lives above him in the same building.

Neil is a part-time bass-player and antiques dealer. He wears grey-rimmed spectacles and a neat moustache.

The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul[]

Neil was present when Thor delivered a Coca-Cola vending machine to his building.

An hour later Kate Schechter and Thor arrived; Neil complained to Kate about the disruptions. As the two went upstairs to Kate's flat, Neil returned to his and played first The Ride of the Valkyries on a Fender Precision bass, and then Siegfried's Rheinfahrt.[1]


  • Kate notes she can't remember Neil's last name, and none is given in the novel. In the BBC Radio play his name is Neil Sharp.