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There are still the laconic asides and the mockery of the civil service and the geekery that we love, but the entire book felt a,
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As a fan of the Laundry series, I pre-ordered this title as soon as I became aware of it. However, as I started the read the novel, I quickly realised that I just wasn't engaging with it as I had the other books. There are still the laconic asides and the mockery of the civil service and the geekery that we love, but the entire book felt a little forced; as if being written from a series of disparate concepts pulled together with a vague theme.
Perhaps the novel suffered somewhat at the editorial process or perhaps I just didn't find the concept compelling, but I rate this book as the weakest in the series so far.
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Initial post: 15 Jul 2014 16:42:04 BDT
Mr G Dunn says:
Sums the book up nicely. No energy in the writing. Can this be the dullest book ever written about vampires?
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2014 08:25:21 BDT
Mr MS Waldron says:
I don't agree that it is the dullest; I've read a few terrible "Ministry of Vampires" type books over the years and this isn't the worst by any stretch, just (perhaps) a but too drawn out for my personal taste. Perhaps an overfilled novella than a full book?
The more I thought about the concept, the more I realise that the 90's TV series Ultraviolet probably did this concept the best!
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