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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.
Excellent and entertaining. You can tell Charles Stross writes with a fervor - I picture him pounding away at the keyboard a mile a minute excitedly as the thoughts flow. Read morePublished 10 days ago by A Griffen
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 1 month 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 2 months ago by mollyt
Completely hooked on the Laundry series. Cube Farm meets Eldritch Horror. With humor and terror.Published 2 months 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 2 months 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 4 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 5 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 5 months ago by L. Knupp