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Offline Overlord

Finished the book?
« on: November 14, 2011, 10:28:13 AM »
What did you think? :)
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Offline Francis Knight

Re: Finished the book?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 11:14:51 AM »
I think I can safely say I enjoyed it immensely.

That's not to say there weren't problems with it (it got a bit confusing around the climax for instance) but I was having so much fun I didn't really notice till after I'd finished. And that's always a good sign!

Definitely in the top 5 books I've read this year. Looking forward to the next one too.
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Offline DBASKLS

Re: Finished the book?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 07:27:46 PM »
Yup really enjoyed it. Great humour and a bit different. Quite a light read. I too will be reading the next one. :)
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Offline Jeni

Re: Finished the book?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 09:34:56 PM »
Bloody fantastic!  ;D ;D ;D

I already have the next book, Moon Over Soho downloaded, but I'm not going to read it until christmas - that way I can read it all in one go  :)

Although, if I've finished reading Neverwhere by the weekend......  :P

Offline Rhevian

Re: Finished the book?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2011, 12:36:42 PM »
Another book that some people might like if they enjoyed Rivers is The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross.
There are some differences - it's contemporary fantasy-horror, with a branch of British security services (codenamed the Laundry) dealing with the supernatural. It has a Lovecraftian threat, Dilbert-style office politics and humour, and is written in the style of a John le Carre Len Deighton spy thriller. There is a fair bit of computer technobabble (the magic system is based on advanced mathematics).
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Re: Finished the book?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2011, 12:45:54 AM »
glad i found this in the charity shop.but for all the humour, its very dark too.Lesley's fate is horrible. But well done.a great book and very well researched.
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Offline halfhand2

Re: Finished the book?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2011, 08:35:47 AM »
Really enjoyable, really funny in parts with a great ending.

The description of the underground train scene was engrossing, top marks.