[PDF / Epub] ☀ The Rhesus Chart (Laundry Files, #5) By Charles Stross – Ivogue.co.uk

The Rhesus Chart (Laundry Files, #5) LONDON CAN DRAIN THE LIFE OUT OF YOU.Bob Howard Is An Intelligence Agent Working His Way Through The Ranks Of The Top Secret Government Agency Known As The Laundry When Occult Powers Threaten The Realm, They Ll Be There To Clean Up The Mess And Deal With The Witnesses.There S One Kind Of Threat That The Laundry Has Never Come Across In Its Many Decades, And That S Vampires Mention Them To A Seasoned Agent And You Ll Be Laughed Out Of The Room.But When A Small Team Of Investment Bankers At One Of Canary Wharf S Most Distinguished Financial Institutions Discovers An Arcane Algorithm That Leaves Them Fearing Daylight And Craving O Positive, Someone Doesn T Want The Laundry To Know And Bob Gets Caught Right In The Middle The Rhesus Chart Is A Brand New Supernatural Thriller From Charles Stross, And Sees Hacker Turned Spy Bob Howard Take On The Literal Bloodsuckers Running London S Financial District.


10 thoughts on “The Rhesus Chart (Laundry Files, #5)

  1. says:

    I tend to give Stross work 5 stars by default and then subtract from there The Rhesus Chart, unfortunately, is sufficiently uneven that the 4 stars I do give it is a little bit generous and subjective I love the book, as I pretty much love everything Stross bothers putting to paper, but objectively this is among his weaker efforts in pure technical terms.Its weakest aspect is, ironically, the central storytelling conceit Bob Howard s narration Where this has been a strength in previous book I tend to give Stross work 5 stars by default and then subtract from there The Rhesus Chart, unfortunately, is sufficiently uneven that the 4 stars I do give it is a little bit generous and subjective I love the book, as I pretty much love everything Stross bothers putting to paper, but objectively this is among his weaker efforts in pure technical terms.Its weakest aspect is, ironically, the central storytelling conceit Bob Howard s narration Where this has been a strength in previous books Howard s quirky personality and outsider s perspective are what actually makes the Laundry universe work here Stross stumbles at times.At several points principally where Stross narrator reaches for movie tropes an...


  2. says:

    Bob vs vampires.As I ve said before, these are fun and I read each of them hoping I can give it four stars, but they always have too many problems that I can t ignore I ll run down what for me are the top four issues of the current entry.The book is structured as a 200 page prologue followed by a 150 page main plot This causes obvious pacing problems, and the sad thing is it would be pretty straight forward to fix in at least two different way.There is a hidden villain who turns out to be the Bob vs vampires.As I ve said before, these are fun and I read each of them hoping I can give it four stars, but they always have too many problems that I can t ignore I ll run down what for me are the top four issues of the current entry.The book is structured as a 200 page prologue followed by a 150 page main plot This causes obvious pacing problems, and the sad thing is it would be pretty straight forward to fix in at least two different way.There is a hidden villain who turns out to be the minor character whose only role previously was to carry a sign saying I am most definitely not the hidden villain This is a minor person with no character development and no emotional connection I cannot fathom what the point was in keeping them hidden and then revealing them.There is another villain that chooses to commit suicide as the only way of avoiding being killed Since that it so obviously contradictory, it...


  3. says:

    I m having an increasingly love hate relationship with this series The early books in the series had enthralling build ups but very weak endings Stross seems to have overcome his problems building interesting exciting finales, but the books themselves are gettingandboring in the lead up.And I m really beginning to loath Bob as a narrator It s getting to the point where I d be ok with Bob being eaten by some tentacle cosmic horror if I could just get his o...


  4. says:

    don t exist.That s a normal enough attitude for most people, but when a super secret organization devoted to defending the world from the supernatural horrors that lie beyond the dimensional veil adopts the same attitude and vehemently so it ought to raise a few questions.So it is in The Rhesus Chart , the fifth in the Laundry Files series of sci fi spy mash ups by Charles Stross Agent Bob Howard the reluctant hero is oncein the mi don t exist.That s a normal enough attitude for most people, but when a super secret organization devoted to defending the world from the supernatural horrors that lie beyond th...


  5. says:

    Possibly the best of the Laundry Files novels Stross returns to the bureaucratic corporate IT satire that the series began with, ruthlessly sending up managerial fads He takes the bankers vampires analogy beyond the obvious, playing with the trope in a way that offers up some sharp social commentary along with the humor The plot is tight without being convoluted, the pacing quick and carefully structured A lot happens for the overall series arc,so than in previous volumes, and definite Possibly the best of the Laundry Files novels Stross returns to the bureaucratic corporate IT satire that the series began with, ruthlessly sending up managerial fads He takes the bankers vampires analogy beyond the obvious, playing with the trope in a way that offers up some sharp social commentary along with the humor The plot is tight without being convoluted, the pacing quick and carefully structured A lot hap...


  6. says:

    Mysteriously, this book never made it to my on line shelves the first time I read it.Second time around, it was fun enough but I found parts repetitive recapitulating the basic set up of the series once makes sense especially for people jumping on board at this late stage but four ortimes I lost count Also Stross appears to think his readers are stupid because it felt like the shenanigans of the plot are explained several times over, too.There s something going on in this series Mysteriously, this book never made it to my on line shelves the first time I read it.Second time around, it was fun enou...


  7. says:

    This was Stross strongest Laundry Files novel yet Or, it was my favorite of his Laundry Files novels I m still not clear on which.Here s what he does well Angleton is fantastic New characters are added well Especially this personal relationships are handled in...


  8. says:

    Good paranormal horror thriller in which computational demonologist Bob discovers what seems to be a nest of vampires, except everyone he works with is convinced that vampires can t exist While this didn t end with a cliffhanger, it did end with me exclaiming, Wait, ...


  9. says:

    Could have used an editor It seemed like every chapter started by restating what had happened so far, and I m sure I saw the same sentences used six times.


  10. says:

    Charles Storss, how are you managing to break my heart twice in one spy vampire bureaucrat Cthulu mash up novel Can t wait for number 6.