Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Catching up with the Laundry

My landlord has disconnected the washer and drier prior to moving them to another part of the basement (pity that, my gi has been festering in my gym bag since Saturday). Even with the washer and drier being disconnected, I needed to address my Laundry quandry, so I purchased The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross. Often billed as a mash-up of Lovecraft's "mythos", Cold War espionage thrillers, and Office Space (which sounds like it could have been awful in the hands of a hack), the book is a snarktastic, subversive piss-take on the thriller and horror genres. For a taste of Stross' espiohorror tales, A Colder War (which I read a few years ago) is a good (and free!) start.

I'll put up a review of The Atrocity Archives in the near future- I was so taken with the book that I purchased the the sequel soon after finishing the book. I'd write more, but I've gots a book to read!

8 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Gis were born to be stinky!
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fish said...

Those books are so so awesome.

Smut Clyde said...

Agreed, I must caution people, though, not to take them as ACCURATE PICTURES of the British 3- and 4-letter agencies.

fish said...

Too efficient?

Von said...

Thanks for the book suggestions! Added to the list.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Agreed, I must caution people, though, not to take them as ACCURATE PICTURES of the British 3- and 4-letter agencies.

But, were they ACCURATE PICTURES of extramundane, transdimensional eldritch horrors?

Smut Clyde said...

No experience.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

No experience.

That's just the "Article Three" geas talking!