Gerry Standing : Well, I'm going for a pint. You going to the library?
Brian Lane : I've had it with libraries.
Gerry Standing : Eh?
Brian Lane : They're full of weirdos.
Gerry Standing : I thought that's why you felt so at home.
Jack Halford : Anyway, they're a thing of the past.
Det. Supt. Sandra Pullman : Mm, really?
Brian Lane : [holding up ereader] This is the way forward. Linked to the Internet it allows me to access the world's literary culture from the comfort of my own armchair.
Gerry Standing : Cor, let's have a go. Can you play football manager on it?
Brian Lane : No, you can't, and be careful. I've just downloaded the complete poems of Philip Larkin.
Jack Halford : Now there's a man who spent his life in libraries.
Gerry Standing : Huh. Here's a good quote.
Det. Supt. Sandra Pullman : What's that then?
Gerry Standing : "Books are a load of crap."
Jack Halford : [affected professorial tone] I think you'll find that's an example of Larkin's use of irony.