Saturday, June 30, 2018

Book Review: The Jennifer Morgue


Review:  #757
Title:  The Jennifer Morgue
Series:  The Laundry Files - 2nd book
Author:  Charles Stross
Read Before:  no
Comments:  The Jennifer Morgue contains a much more coherent and easier to follow story than the first novel (which was confusingly split into smaller discrete plots).  The author still bombards the reader with heaps of technical concepts with little in the way of explanations on what it does, what it means and how it works.  Thankfully, it is easier to absorb this time around and we get a very interesting plot to boot.  Bob is sent onto a mission to stop a rich megalomaniac from taking over the world.  The way that the megalomaniac executes his plans is one of the most intriguing plot devices in the series thus far.  Bob himself, along with the reader, is kept in the dark for most of the time but he is joined by a few new characters that are equally charming.  The events practically boil down to Bob and his partner, needing to stop the villain from retrieving from the bottom of the ocean a superweapon but with plenty of twists and red herrings along the way.
Rating:  6.5/10

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