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The Atrocity Archives
The Atrocity Archives
Author: Charles Stross
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.
ISBN-13: 9780441016686
ISBN-10: 0441016685
Publication Date: 12/30/2008
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Hophead avatar reviewed The Atrocity Archives on + 285 more book reviews
Stross's Laundry is a fascinating concept, combining magic with a CIA-style bureaucracy and providing endless plot concepts. This is a well-crafted novel that was fun to read. Recommended.
gamermom77 avatar reviewed The Atrocity Archives on + 14 more book reviews
It should've been awesome. Like H.P. Lovecraft mixed with The Office. It was kinda amusing at times but only mildly interesting, and at parts it was downright dull. I honestly think I would've abandoned it before I was even halfway through if it wasn't for the fact that I was listening to it on audio.

Not that it was bad, but I was definitely underwhelmed.
SteveTheDM avatar reviewed The Atrocity Archives on + 204 more book reviews
This book actually contains two stories of Stross' "Laundry". Both of them ("The Atrocity Archives" and "The Concrete Jungle") are wonderful, original stories, based on the premise of secret government organizations dedicated to the protection of humanity from the horrors of parallel universes.

It's the combination of Lovecraftian elder-evil style monster horror and spy-story-techno-thriller. All with a Dilbert-style of mocking of cubicle hell.

Sound bizarre? It is, and it's fun, too.

4/5 stars.

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