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Postby The Dozing Dragon » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:02 pm

Keep going............................ :roll:
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Postby SpaceCudet » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:52 am

I've just read the first few pages and already enjoying it - perhaps coming from a tech background helps?
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Postby anevilgiraffe » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:56 am

The Dozing Dragon wrote:Keep going............................ :roll:


gave up after the stupid Bond thing...
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Postby SpaceCudet » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:09 pm

Still liking it - the writing style reminds me of "John Dies at the End".
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Postby Blackie's Left Boot » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:08 am

anevilgiraffe wrote:
The Dozing Dragon wrote:Keep going............................ :roll:


gave up after the stupid Bond thing...


That was the worst one, keep going to The Fuller Memorandum if you can, it's outstanding.
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Postby Skipp » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:34 am

@ AEG, I really enjoyed em, but perhaps the audiobook reader did it in a style that didn't work for you?

They are also each done in a different spy writers style, so their is only one "bond" novel in the set (Len Deighton is parodied in the 1st one afaik), hence the bond gags...

Anyway, to each, their own. 8)
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Postby DemonEtrigan » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:22 am

Blackie's Left Boot wrote:
anevilgiraffe wrote:
The Dozing Dragon wrote:Keep going............................ :roll:


gave up after the stupid Bond thing...


That was the worst one, keep going to The Fuller Memorandum if you can, it's outstanding.


I thought that one was excellent, with a really clever use of bond within the context of the world rules already established and with an excellent twist at the end.
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Postby Blackie's Left Boot » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:34 am

There you go AEG, you'll just have to read/listen to all of them and decide for yourself! :lol:
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Re: Charles Stross - The Atrocity Archives

Postby Phil_Gray » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:57 pm

I ain't no geek, but I'm a big fan of Deighton/ Fleming noir style spy fiction, and he (Stross) to my mind nails the crossover bang on - keeps the tech stuff dialled down low, in favour of noir style plot twists. Whenever I read Jennifer Morgue I see Sean Connery as Bob - which I guess makes Mo Honor Blackman?

And Charles Gray/ Jonathan Pryce as the villain...
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Re: Charles Stross - The Atrocity Archives

Postby Skipp » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:08 pm

No way is Bob a Sean Connery figure, he's not macho enough - you need to tune into the IT technician and office and institutional politics elements of the stories a swell as the spy stuff, imo....
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