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This review is from: The Atrocity Archives: Book 1 in The Laundry Files (Paperback)
If you have ever wondered what would happen if you combined H.P. Lovecraft and Len Deighton, you have the answer here.
Often witty, amusing and genuinely clever. It is somewhat rough and ready but it is very enjoyable.
This really consists of two different stories and is somewhat episodic which reflects the stories origins as they were originally published in magazines.
The background details are very interesting and the author has created a fully realisable background for his books.
It did sometimes read as a fantasy of a frustrated IT helpdesk employee but generally always in an amusing way.
Computational Demonology is a great idea and it was great to read a light hearted thriller with well done actions scenes, decent dialogue and very well worked out scientific (sounding) and occult elements.