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The Atrocity Archives - Charles Stross, Ken MacLeod
The Atrocity Archives
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Bob Howard is a computer-hacker desk jockey, who has more than enough trouble keeping up with the endless paperwork he has to do on a daily basis. He should never be called on to do anything remotely heroic. But for some reason, he is.
Bob Howard is a computer-hacker desk jockey, who has more than enough trouble keeping up with the endless paperwork he has to do on a daily basis. He should never be called on to do anything remotely heroic. But for some reason, he is.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780441016686 (0441016685)
Publisher: Ace
Pages no: 342
Edition language: English
Series: Laundry Files (#1)
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
1.0 The Atrocity Archives
A potentially cool idea that Stross just doesn't pull off. The incompetent shrew club muscling in on the old boys club was also pretty tiresome. Especially since it was the basis of much of the underlying plot. And Mo may be smart but she's about as useless as Kira, the love interest from Hard to be...
Dispatches from Terabithia
Dispatches from Terabithia rated it
4.0 The Atrocity Archives
I've actually attempted to read(listen to) this book a couple of different times, and this time it stuck. Finally. I've heard such great things about this series, and Gideon Emery does a fantastic job of narrating.This started off really dry -- which it's kind of intended to, given the bureaucratic ...
Yzabel
Yzabel rated it
I must start with a warning: this book is definitely not for everyone. Also, be aware that it contains two stories, the second one being a novelette, The Concrete Jungle (which I might have liked slightly more than the novel itself, perhaps because by then I had a stronger grasp on the world develop...
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia rated it
4.0 The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross
What if solving really complicated math problems actually opened portals to other universes. Or summoned things from them to here? And considering the calculation powers of computers, what if that put all the lovecraftian horrors of the multiverse just a few lines of code away? What if indeed. Ob...
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it
Dudes, I finally did it! I finally read a Charles Stross novel that didn't leave me feeling vaguely disappointed that I didn't enjoy it more! Apparently this is the series for me, of his work. So far. I should have guessed. I may not be into Cthulhu as a general rule, but Cthulhu plus bureaucracy? B...
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