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I'm not sure why this didn't grab me.
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.
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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 4 months ago by Glenn A. Hendricks
A fairly obtuse read. You really have to like the genre. If you don't know techspeak, you will not be able to follow the plot.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really liked this installment of the Laundry series. It was better, in my opinion, than the first book, The Atrocity Archives, as it was much more of an adventure tale. Read morePublished 5 months ago by gjsx51
Very fresh and interesting take on a Spy thriller, great characters and a fun plot, Charles Stross is always a safe bet for a great read.Published 6 months ago by Niamh Sheridan
Not the best of the series, but still a good read. The plot occasionally labors to fit the James Bond story line it parodies, but everything basically works. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ryan Domigan
The longevity of these spy thrillers, particularly the films, is owing to specific production techniques utilized in their making. The movie 'Skyfall' is a good example. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kbob