View Single Post
Old 01-22-2006, 12:15 AM
Scooter's Avatar
Scooter Scooter is offline
Doctoral candidate
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Earth, again
Posts: 831
Send a message via AIM to Scooter

Originally Posted by Zeke
By the way, that round of Dirk Gently references makes me wonder -- what do you guys think of it? I've only read the first one so far, and it was great stuff, but I found the ending really, really fanboyish. (Bach was a great composer, to be sure, but blessed with the music of the spheres?)
The problem with the first Dirk Gently book is that it's a recycling of a Doctor Who script on which production was started but never completed ("Shada"). So the original inspiration had to be revised and redirected, and the book ended up being a hybrid that didn't have its own soul (though it still has some great moments).

For this reason, imho, the second Gently novel, which grew out of the character and not the need to recycle a story, is superior to the first.
An updated list of all my online writing can be found here. Check it out.
Reply With Quote