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Charlie Stross Rocks,
This review is from: The Jennifer Morgue: Book 2 in The Laundry Files (Paperback)
It is a fantastic read, I really didn't want to put it down, even though family life wouldn't let me read it all in one sitting.
Avoiding spoilers the book is very readable and set in a sort of modern day techno-magic spy thriller parody. The premise is that magic is just applied mathematics and there is a very low budget Government cover up, the British civil service meets Delta Green. Having been an official computer geek in the British civil service I can relate to some of this very well, which makes the humour very close to home, in a Dilbertesque sort of way. Other parts of the writing remind me of some of the earlier Pratchett works where he was parodying the fantasy genre. The Jennifer Morgue is an extended James Bond parody/homage as part of the plot. Very cleverly done. It also has a fair nod towards geek culture and the world of computer gaming.