Rule 34 is Stross on top form. The subject matter is dark to the point of being disturbing and it took me a while to get through the strong dialect at the beginning, but it's worth sticking with it. The story is told from the viewpoint of the various protagonists and they merge seamlessly as the book reaches its conclusion. In the end I had to read the whole of the end of the book in one sitting (unusual for me). Rule 34 is an absolutely first rate work from one of the most talented authors currently writing. I really hope there are more books to come in this series.