The first book was really excellent, but I got distracted by other books, so I didn’t read the second one right away. Somehow it has been two years since I read the first one but I don’t think it will take me two years to get to the last book.
This is a book that force you to think. It is thought provoking. I do not think you can read this book and not think about the issues it raises. Not just that, it is also a great read.
Title: The Atrocity Archives
Author: Charles Stross
Series: Laundry Files, book 1
Published: Originally published 2004, 2010 by Recorded Books
Read: December 28 to 30, 2013
Genre: Urban fantasy, Lovecraftian, spy thriller
So this was the last novel I read last year and I finally had the brain space to sit down and write-up my thoughts on it.
I have a thing for spy novels, I used to read a lot of spy thrillers. One of my favourite non f&sf series is the Hamilton series by Jan Guillou about a Swedish spy (don’t judge a book by its movie) and one of my favourite tv-series is Spooks. I also really like stories about agencies dealing with the supernatural – I probably just watch too much X-files, but it is a setup that fascinates me. So the Laundry Files has it going for it from the get go.
I read this as part of my reading challenge: 25 short stories in 25 days.
When I started reading this story I thought I had tons of time, it was only 21.30 after all. Little did I know that this was a massive novella of a story rather than a short story. I only finished reading late last night, which was far from the plan.