Monday, September 8, 2014

The Apocalypse Codex

The Apocalypse Codex is the fourth novel in the Laundry series, Charles Stross' delightful exploration of a world in which secret spy organizations battle eldritch Lovecraftian horrors. Bob Howard, the IT professional who was forcibly recruited into the British government's secret organization dedicated to fighting the coming apocalyptic end of the world, is pitted against an American evangelical preacher who it trying to bring about the second coming of Christ. As with the rest of the Laundry Files series, it's a rollicking good read, with lots of exciting action, sufficiently monstrous aliens gods and villainous plots to destroy the world, and an ongoing sense of profound nerdiness. Lots of fun, and well worth a read - particularly if you know how computers work and have a decent level of familiarity with the Cthulhu mythos.

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