I love the Laundry Files. Why?
- Stross plays with the English language in new and brilliant ways.
- Bob, the lead character is a geek!
- Computer geek turned occult master, what's not to love?
- Who else can make such pithy observations about bureaucracy?
- Did I mention how funny Stross is?
This one's different. Why?
- The lead character is Mo, Bob's wife.
- She's a musician
- The series story arc has taken a dark turn.
There are many, many people who have not connected with Mo. It took me a while to work through my own feelings during and after reading the story. But I think this book was amazing. Why?
- Stross shows Mo as being numb emotionally because of what's happened instead of telling the reader flat-out. (I think that's why the bad reviews. Some readers have to be told, not shown.)
- Despite a darker story, Stross is still amazing with his on-point, brilliant writing.
I am afraid the series story arc will go to a place I can't follow. But I still think this author is amazing.
The Annihilation Score is available for Kindle and Nook as well as in print where good books are sold.
Frankly, I disliked doing book reports as a child. I just wanted to read the story, experience the adventure and the emotion. But I do want to share my favorites with you. Hope you enjoyed this glimpse into a book I've enjoyed!