[[ Book ]] ☊ The Nightmare Stacks (Laundry Files, #7) ↽ PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free

The Laundry Files are that rarity in long running series they re getting better as they go along.This one has another new protagonist in the young PhD and newly infected vampire Alex Schwartz who was introduced in the excellent The Rhesus Chart a couple of books ago Frankly, that s a brilliant move While Alex s condition is horrific, his distress at what it takes to keep himself alive makes him an inherently likeable character whose youth and relative inexperience with the Laundry injects a m The Laundry Files are that rarity in long running series they re getting better as they go along.This one has another new protagonist in the young PhD and newly infected vampire Alex Schwartz who was introduced in the excellent The Rhesus Chart a couple of books ago Frankly, that s a brilliant move While Alex s condition is horrific, his distress at what it takes to keep himself alive makes him an inherently likeable character whose youth and relative inexperience with the Laundry injects a muchhopeful element into this long running series Bob and Mo, wonderful as they are, have had so much happen to them and are high enough up in the organization, that any atmosphere beyond despair for them just doesn t feel very realistic.Alex has been assigned to his hometown of Leeds just in time for the city to be ground zero of a brand new file in the terrifying CASE NIGHTMARE category We ve been approaching and experiencing CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN in the series up until this point, pa [[ Book ]] ⇨ The Nightmare Stacks (Laundry Files, #7) ☔ Alex Schwartz Had A Promising Future Until He Contracted An Unfortunate Bout Of Vampirism, And Agreed On Pain Of Death To Join The Laundry, Britain S Only Counter Occult Secret Agency.His First Assignment Is In Leeds His Old Hometown The Thought Of Telling His Parents That He S Lost His Old Job, Let Alone Them Finding Out About His Condition , Is Causing Alex Anxiety Than Learning How To Live As A Vampire Secret Agent Preparing To Confront Multiple Apocalypses.His Only Saving Grace Is Cassie Brewer, A Student Appearing In The Local Goth Festival, Who Flirts With Him Despite His Awkward Personality And Massive Amounts Of Sunblock.But Cassie Has Secrets Of Her Own Secrets That Make Alex S Night Life Seem Positively Normal. Readers who are curious about Stross s Laundry Files and are daunted by the idea of starting at the beginning could actually begin with this latest book Though it doesn t feature his terrific narrator Bob, or hisproblematical wife Mo, this might be a good thing for a new reader, as Alex newly succumbed to PHANG disease makes a delightful POV character.Through the hapless Alex, who is about as far from the usual vampire as you can possibly get, the reader will get a fast introduction to Readers who are curious about Stross s Laundry Files and are daunted by the idea of starting at the beginning could actually begin with this latest book Though it doesn t feature his terrific narrator Bob, or hisproblematical wife Mo, this might be a good thing for a new reader, as Alex newly succumbed to PHANG disease makes a delightful POV character.Through the hapless Alex, who is about as far from the usual vampire as you can possibly get, the reader will get a fast introduction to this alternate paradigm of our Earth He is trying to learn to deal with his illness duly obfuscated in bureaucratese as well as the wild world of paperwork, until he meets a sweet, charming, gorgeous cos player complete with elf ears named Cassie.Who is not what she seemsin a lot of ways Cassie is the front woman forno, that s spoiler territory.Let s just say that Stross provides his typical horrific elements balanced by a terrifically funny, wry narrative voice, and turbocharged action that accelerate Danger is looming, and it threatens to be A fate four point two degrees worse than death When Alex Schwartz took a lucrative job developing high frequency trading algorithms, he had no idea how literal his transformation into a bloodsucking vampire was going to be In the world that Stross creates, higher mathematics open a gateway to Other Dimensions haunted by Lovecraftian beasties, including the V symbiotes that invaded Alex s brain and gave him PHANG Syndrome Person of Hemophagic Autocomb Danger is looming, and it threatens to be A fate four point two degrees worse than death When Alex Schwartz took a lucrative job developing high frequency trading algorithms, he had no idea how literal his transformation into a bloodsucking vampire was going to be In the world that Stross creates, higher mathematics open a gateway to Other Dimensions haunted by Lovecraftian beasties, including the V symbiotes that invaded Alex s brain and gave him PHANG Syndrome Person of Hemophagic Autocombusting Nocturnal Glamour , which, sadly, isn t yet covered by the Equality Act Acclimatizing to his new job in the Laundry, the super secret magical equivalent to MI5, is never eas Very weak start, very strong middle, reasonably strong end.The GoodStross knows how to create an alien species He is good at it, at making them convincingly alien and weird and yet operate both within the limits of our understanding and the constraints of the setting The xenofictional aspects are some of the best parts of the book.Stross also knows how to write a big, multi faceted action sequence to cap off the book, and he organizes it well There are a lot of moving parts, but you never fee Very weak start, very strong middle, reasonably strong end.The GoodStross knows how to create an alien species He is good at it, at making them convincingly alien and weird and yet operate both within the limits of our understanding and the constraints of The first part of The Nightmare Stacks is vintage Laundry series, reminding us who Alex is, and also re introducing a number of cast members from earlier novels including Pinky and the Brain The new character of the Dungeon Master is not particularly well introduced so I wondered if I have forgotten him from a previous novel, but it seems not The middle section dealing with Alex in Leeds and the developing situation builds momentum towards the finale, but the narrative written in various flash The first part of The Nightmare Stacks is vintage Laundry series, reminding us who Alex is, and also re introducing a number of cast members from earlier novels including Pinky and the Brain The new character of the Dungeon Master is not particularly well introduced so I wondered if I have forgotten him from a previous novel, but it seems not The middle section dealing with Alex in Leeds and the developing situation builds momentum towards the finale, but the narrative written in various flash backs and flash forwards gives the reader an impending sense of doom which I always find impinges on any sense of surprise and reduces the emotional attachment to any characters This was not a problem in the earlier novels which were written muchtongue in cheek and better for it.In t My favorite of the Laundry Files thus far and an ending that knocks it out of the park Even better you can actually start reading here You ll miss some of the visceral terror as events spiral so much further out of c On par with the rest of the series, though not a favourite No Bob Howard, no Mo O Brian and a good thing, too, since they d be much too powerful by now I found it somewhat short and the ending a smidge abrupt, though. The latest in Stross Lovecraftian horror spy thriller bureaucracy com Laundry Files series again gives us a new point of view character, this time vampire and former banker Alex Schwartz, to whom I instantly warmed simply because he s another Alex S But that s only one of the reasons I enjoyed it considerablythan its rather wonky predecessor, The Annihilation Score And to say anythan tha Not my favorite Laundry Files entry I understand why Mr Stross decided to veer away from Bob Characters are harder to write and less interesting to read when they level up as dramatically as Bob has But Alex was not the best character to switch to, and this story was not a great showcase for him.Because, in the end, I m not reading a Laundry File book for spoilers, I guess Awkward boy is v smart but falls in love with fairy princess assassin and saves her and the world That s the act Not my favorite Laundry Files entry I understand why Mr Stross decided to veer away from Bob Characters are harder to write and less interesting to read when they level up as dramatically as Bob has But Alex was not the best character to switch to, and this story was not a great showcase for him.Because, in the end, I m not reading a Laundry File book for spoilers, I guess Awkward boy is v smart but falls in love with fairy princess assassin and saves her and the world That s the actual literal plot I don t care how bad ass your fairy princess is, when the plot is that she falls in love with a super geeky guy who has hidden depths and power, you re just not going to win me over Especially no