The Apocalypse Codex by Charles Stross
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Re-Read with buddies! 4/27/18
A more sober read of this novel has made me realize something: I love this shit. Like, hands-down LOVE it. :)
Mahogany Row, the track for upper management, Bob's predilection for honesty and loyalty, even the enormous tongue-in-cheek bashing of American Religious Behavior. It's all fun, funny, and gloriously genre-mashed. I could read this stuff forever.
And the way things are going, I might keep re-reading these books for just that reason. I may never get tired of them. So much wry humor, so many Lovecraftian horrors, so much excellent plotting. What's not to love?
And whatever god you choose to believe in have mercy on your soul, indeed! I've been loving these books from the start, and while it took me a little time to get into yet another spy-fiction style since Mr. Stross has consciously been imitating the greats up till now, I did indeed get into it. In a few ways, it's even greater than some of the previous Laundry files.
Fascinating character developments for Howard. I think I like the new standard characters as well. I can't wait for a new novel!
Viva la gibbering horrors!
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