The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

“Rule 1 in house-breaking, never answer the phone. Rule 2, bring tools, you looked like an idiot. Rule 3, never forget rule 2.”

“Who is this?”

“Look out the window and see.” Flash of light. “Rule 4, never stand where you can be photographed. Are you listening Richard?”

“How do you know my name?”

“Rule 5, never admit to your name.”

Via Mike Sterling's Progressive Ruin, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Dirk 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 sharks lawyers take him it down.

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