The Jennifer Morgue
Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross continues to make a name for himself in the sci-fi genre. The Jennifer Morgue is an extension of Stross’ award-winning novella The Concrete Jungle. Bob Howard is a special operative for the British agency called The Laundry, and his task is to stop a rogue... show more
Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross continues to make a name for himself in the sci-fi genre. The Jennifer Morgue is an extension of Stross’ award-winning novella The Concrete Jungle. Bob Howard is a special operative for the British agency called The Laundry, and his task is to stop a rogue billionaire from using an artifact, known as Gravedust, with the power to reanimate the dead. The U.S. Black Agency sends the lethal Ramona Random to aid Bob’s mission, but she seems to have a different agenda
Publish date: 2010-01-18
Publisher: Recorded Books
Edition language: English
Series: Laundry Files (#2)
It did keep me engaged but I wasn't really into it. The James Bond subtext was fun, particularly as we saw the Lazenby Bond over the weekend. When Bob Howard goes to a conference in Germany (and I laughed my way through his experiences with the Smart Car on the Autobahn) he's on the beginning of an ...
~~Moved from GR~~ The Jennifer Morgue by Charles Stross What would you get if you substituted a computer nerd for James Bond, then sent him off to fight Lovecraftian Deep Ones? Well, in fact, you'd get this book.There's this fun (well, depending on how humorous you find Lovecraft) little story (...
This book is my personal favorite of the series, so far. Maybe I happen to enjoy Ian Flemming's style, and maybe I just happen to love the freaky humor that turns the whole novel into a very prolonged visual joke. Best reason for loving the novel is the same as the previous stories: the beautiful ...
Bond. James ... or maybe it's Bob. In the grand tradition of science fiction satire (new genre?), here he is ... password '007'. Well, ok, maybe there's no such genre, and if there were, there are limited entries. But however others may want to classify this book (Locus nominated it for best fantas...
The Jennifer Morgue has some really good lines -- like the one about information not just wanting to be free, but to stand around on street corners, wearing gang colors and terrorizing the neighbors -- but, ultimately, struck me as not as funny as it wanted to be. More of a "Heh." than a "Hahahahah!...
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