“Rule 1 in house-breaking, never answer the phone. Rule 2,
bring tools, you looked like an idiot. Rule 3, never forget rule
“Who is this?”
“Look out the window and see.” Flash of light. “Rule 4, never
stand where you can be photographed. Are you listening
“How do you know my name?”
“Rule 5, never admit to your name.”
Sterling's Progressive Ruin, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective
Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is one of the most tightly plotted
books I've ever read, starting with what appear to be four independent
stories, only to end up being one intricate story (that took me two reads to
fully understand what happened when and where).
It's an incredible story.
Ray Frisen did a comic strip adaptation of the story,
totally unauthorized, so best read it before the
take him it down.
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