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Just too much extraneous information (about OSs and computerly stuff) and too many side trips.
Well written, witty and gripping, this book has a bit of everything - Lovecraftian-esque horror, Monty Python-esque humor and Bond-esque spy thriller suspense.
This is very original fantasy fiction which pays homage to the spy novels of yesteryear and yet takes it into an entirely new direction.
I still think that Mr. Stross writes a bit too technical concerning IT related topics - but I like this much better than the first book, which I also quite liked. Read morePublished 4 days ago by T, Nielsen
While fast-paced and fun to read, it was too much of the "same-old, same-old." It was an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours, but made no real lasting impression.Published 1 month ago by mollyt
Completely hooked on the Laundry series. Cube Farm meets Eldritch Horror. With humor and terror.Published 1 month ago by Carol F. Metzger
This series keeps getting better. If you combine James Bond, H. P Lovecraft, and the Secret Histories of Simon Green you would get a flavor of what Charles Stross is presenting. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeffrey Cochrane
It wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but it was still a very fun send up of the James Bond novels and movies with some really cool urban fantasy touches adding to the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brian Triplett
Charles Stross has again shown his skills as a writer with this fun book that blends James Bond, HP Lovecraft, and Dilbert.Published 4 months ago by Robert S Wright
Not my fav of the Laundry file books. Just too much extraneous information (about OSs and computerly stuff) and too many side trips. This one is rather confusing.Published 4 months ago by L. Knupp
The plot is good and you should pick up the references quickly. But....the best thing about this particular book, I mean the GOLD PLATED MOST BEST THING EVER is the 'interview'... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Glenn A. Hendricks