Friday, January 21, 2011

The Fuller Memorandum

Just a quick review this time (I've got important TV to watch) - The Fuller Memorandum is the third of Charles Stross's Laundry novels, and I've mentioned previously that I think the series is awesome. This is as good as, or better than the previous two. It gets a bit darker and more serious. The disturbing Lovecraftianness is getting deeper and more Lovecraftian, and we're starting to see the outline of a long story arc, which will take a few more novels to resolve (is he planning five or seven? His website seems to indicate he's not suggesting there is a longer story arc).

In any case, it's an awesome book - clever, scary, funny, and thought-provoking. Read it now, before shapeless horrors from the abysses of time lurch hideously into your bedroom while you sleep and eat your face.

PS. Thanks, Al (not this Al), for the loan of the book.

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