April 25th, 2008

Mad Red

Saving Mankind From Extinction: No Charge

Finished re-listening to Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency this morning. If you count listening to the audiobook as "reading" a book, this will be something like the 8th time I've read it.

As frustrating an author as Adams can be [1], he was still brilliant, and it is my firm opinion that this book is far and away his best. It certainly seems to distill the essence of the man far more than any of his others, right down to his computer wonkery and zealous interest in preserving endangered species.

-The Gneech

[1] His gimmicky habit of tossing out vague and offhand mentions of extremely important plot points, often offstage, or referring to "the dim figure who now entered" without actually telling you who it was, has a tendency to drive me up the wall.