I am still on the lookout for something that could represent "a better written and thought-out alternative to the Dresden files" (which I am still reading, anyway).
I have an IT background, I know a bit about Cthulhu Mythos and I in general prefer UK authors. So The Atrocity Archives looked like a an excellent candidate.
What I found out, instead is a book that looks like a poorly planned merge of a novella (the first 4/5 of the book) and a short story. The resulting work is poorly paced and there is no real sense of development (for the main characters of the universe they inhabit).
So far it looks like the original premise was wasted but I will probably read the second book in the series before deciding if it gets any better....Continua
Many interesting inventions and great action scenes. The style could be better.
Quite enjoyable near future / contemporary scifi/fantasy. I use the term "scifi/fantasy" advisedly, because it deals with the occult in a very scientific manner, offering a scifi basis for a fantasy phenomenon.
I did feel it was a little short, though I might have been biased by the fact that I was listening to it as an audiobook, which I didn't realize included the novella "The Concrete Jungle"....Continua
I finally made it through this book. If it weren't for the joke about all your bases are belong to us, I would have given it 1 star, but that alone popped it into the 2 star range. How often do you see published work reference that? Otherwise I was not amused by this book really in any way. I found it really tedious and couldn't have cared less about the characters. I only finished it because I hate having to mark things as abandoned on here....Continua