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    Charles Stross
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The Laundry Files is a series of novels by Charles Stross. They mix the genres of Lovecraftian horror, spy thriller, science fiction, and workplace humour.

The Laundry Files is a series of novels by Charles Stross. Their main character for the first five novels is "Bob Howard" (a pseudonym taken for security purposes), a one-time . consultant turned occult field agent. Howard is recruited to work for the Q-Division of SOE, otherwise known as "the Laundry", the British government agency which deals with occult threats.

In Charles Stross' "The Fuller Memorandum (Laundry Files Book 3)," the pendulum has swung from emphasizing the Spy Thriller (from the previous book) to emphasizing the Horror aspect

In Charles Stross' "The Fuller Memorandum (Laundry Files Book 3)," the pendulum has swung from emphasizing the Spy Thriller (from the previous book) to emphasizing the Horror aspect. Unfortunately, he's gone a bit too far with that and ended up with a book far grimmer than the earlier works. Also, he's switched tones for the Spy Thriller side (apparently emulating Anthony Price (who I don't recognize at all)) and ended up with something that feels awfully Cold War-ish (again, the grimness).

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National bestselling author Charles Stross brings back Bob Howard-"a British super spy with a long-term girlfriend, no fashion sense, and an aversion to martinis" (San Francisco Chronicle). Bob Howard is taking a much needed break from the field to catch up on his filing in The Laundry's archives when a top secret dossier known as The Fuller Memorandum vanishes-along with his boss, who the agency's executives believe stole the file. The Fuller Memorandum A Laundry Files Novel (Том 3).

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The Fuller Memorandum Stross Charles Random House (USA) 9780441020508 Меморандум Фуллера : Computational demonologist Bob Howard is taking a much-needed break from the field to catch up on his . Описание: The fifth Laundry Files novel by Charles Stross, and a jumping-on point for readers new to the series, The Rhesus Chart sees hacker and supernatural spy Bob Howard take on the (literal) bloodsuckers running London& financial district. Now out in paperback!

The Fuller Memorandum is the third novel by Charles Stross in his "Laundry" series of Lovecraftian spy thrillers.

The Fuller Memorandum is the third novel by Charles Stross in his "Laundry" series of Lovecraftian spy thrillers. Where The Atrocity Archives was written in the idiom of Len Deighton and The Jennifer Morgue was a pastiche of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, The Fuller Memorandum is a homage of sorts to Anthony Price's Dr David Audley/Colonel Jack Butler series of spy thrillers, and features two minor characters named Roskill and Panin, names which appeared as recurring characters in Price's series.

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Computational demonologist Bob Howard is taking a much-needed break from the field to catch up on his filing in the Laundry archives when a top secret dossier known as the Fuller Memorandum vanishes—along with his boss, who the agency’s executives believe stole the file.             Determined to discover exactly what the memorandum contained (and perhaps clear his boss), Bob runs afoul of Russian agents, ancient demons, and the apostles if a hideous faith who have plans to raise a very unpleasant undead entity known as the Eater of Souls.            Now Bob must use all of his skills to learn the secret of the Fuller Memorandum in order to save the world—and avoid becoming an item on the Eater of Souls’s dinner menu…

Wenes
In Charles Stross' "The Fuller Memorandum (Laundry Files Book 3)," the pendulum has swung from emphasizing the Spy Thriller (from the previous book) to emphasizing the Horror aspect. Unfortunately, he's gone a bit too far with that and ended up with a book far grimmer than the earlier works. Also, he's switched tones for the Spy Thriller side (apparently emulating Anthony Price (who I don't recognize at all)) and ended up with something that feels awfully Cold War-ish (again, the grimness). Adding to my issues with the book, Stross waxes virulent several times against religion, the U.S., and conservatives, and that's something I don't need to read in the novels I read to escape reality. That's all on the "tone" side of things. On the plot side, the head evil-doer is intuitively obvious to the most casual observer on first introduction (I started writing this part of the review right at that point). In book terms, it sure is odd that the Laundry doesn't more closely watch the group of people who constantly spawn evil-doers and nip them in the bud. Anyway, this book isn't worth the 4 stars I've rated the previous two books. If I could, I'd go with 3-1/2 stars. But, I can't. So, a mere OK 3 stars it is.
Inerrace
If you've read a previous Laundry book, you'll want to read this, and if you haven't, then don't start here, start with the first Laundry book.

Reviewing this book on its own merits is hard. It is so clearly part of a series and is bound tightly into a saga I have enjoyed repeatedly. Still, it's tightly plotted, edge of the seat page-turner stuff. There's a bit more slack here than in the Hidden Family/Merchant Princes series; it's not quite so intense a read, but it's not a fault. The author knows we're hooked into the Bob Howard story, and can take his time to deliver a bit more character depth and background because of it.

Stross writes a bit more like Neal Stephenson here than Ludlum or Child, but it's almost unfair to say that. By any measure, Stross stands as significant as sci-fi author as Stephenson. Accelerando is possibly the definitive 'technological singularity' novel, but I should probably say more about this book...

This feels like the end of the beginning of the series. The protagonist seems to have matured significantly from his early days but probably can't change too much without losing us. This is the book where the Laundry really settles down and makes good on the promise that it wasn't just a one or two book wonder. I think there's a promise of several more books to come here, and subsequent publications have borne that out.
Jeronashe
I decided to give The Laundry series another try after being gravely disappointed with The Jennifer Morgue. I was intrigued in The Atrocity Archives by the possibilities of a Lovecraftian spy agency, particularly since I was a huge fan of Delta Green, but The Jennifer Morgue's parody of James Bond was shallow and uninteresting. The Fuller Memorandum, by contrast, is a return to form and I appreciate it. It takes the premise of a Lovecraftian threat to the world seriously while simultaneously also keeping some of its humor. Unlike The Jennifer Morgue, the humor of the novel doesn't go overboard and remains on the right side of this-close-to-ridiculous.

The premise is Bob screws up during a routine exorcism and things go from bad to worse in his professional life. Even worse, this is occurring when there's something happening with a long-buried secret of the Laundry's organizational life. Part of what I enjoyed about this novel is it remembers the terrifying forces the Laundry deals with are actually terrifying. The Atrocity Archives made a nice balance between humor and horror, never going too far into one area or another like The Jennifer Morgue. The humor is actually funny, too, which allows it to be enjoyed for its own sake.

The book deals with one of my favorite elements of H.P. Lovecraft's writings, specifically cultists. What does inspire a person to want to worship the Great Old Ones? The book gives the obvious answer and expands on it, horrifying Bob with its logic. It also does a nice parody of upper-class English life, highlighting the kind of secrets which can hide under seemingly respectable people with tongue-firmly-in-cheek.

I also enjoyed the story's emphasis on the 'secret history' of the world. Spy fiction depends on realistic politics or, at least, understandable ones. Here, there's nothing realistic about extra-dimensional monsters and creatures from the deep--but the books acts as if they are. I appreciated that as the incorporation of people in real-life political situations trying to use demons somehow "sells" the premise to me.

I enjoyed Bob's characterization this time around, the befuddled bureaucrat struggling with his position as well as relationship, which nicely contrasted to previous volumes. Moe also felt more "real" this time around, as opposed to the perfect fantasy girlfriend she's been portrayed as before. I even enjoyed the revelations about Bob's boss, each of them fitting with what we knew about him from before.

I can't say The Fuller Memorandum blew me away. This isn't one of those books I walked away feeling like I absolutely had to read the next story but I appreciated it. It's gotten me interested in the series again and I'm going to finish reading it. Kudos, Charles Stross, you've won me back over.

8/10
Freighton
The only thing keeping this book from receiving five stars (as I gave the first two in the series) was what I felt was his unnecessary emphasis on atheism. I don't mind either the protagonist or the author being an atheist (in the case of the protagonist, it's necessary to the plot); I do object to being subjected to a long rant about what's wrong with believers.

That aside, this was another delightful romp in the archives of the Laundry, Her Majesty's most secret organization. Its agents aren't licensed to kill and don't get 00 designators-- but should each have a Double-L preface, for Le Carré-Lovecraft.

This third edition of the Laundry tales includes cultists, Russian spies, and zombies. I'm looking forward to seeing how he tops it.

Recommended.