Can’t-Wait Wednesday – 28th October, 2020 #Brainfluffbookblog #CWC #WOW


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s Can’t-Wait offering – Dead Lies Dreaming – a Laundry Files novel by Charles Stross – release date 29th October 2020

#fantasy adventure #contemporary #Lovecraftian monsters #Brit-based setting

BLURB: In a world where magic has gone mainstream, a policewoman and a group of petty criminals are pulled into a heist to find a forbidden book of spells that should never be opened.

A new adventure begins in the world of the Laundry Files.

Dead Lies Dreaming presents a nightmarish vision of a Britain sliding unknowingly towards occult cataclysm . . .

I am horribly behind with my arcs – and have only just finished the previous book in the Laundry Files adventures. It isn’t often in a long-running fantasy series that the hammer finally falls and the unthinkable comes to pass – but it has this time around. I’m fascinated to discover where Stross takes this next… If you are interested in reading more about The Laundry Files, which is truly a unique series unlike anything else I’ve read, here are my reviews of The Fuller Memorandum, The Apocalypse Codex, The Rhesus Chart, The Annihilation Score, and The Nightmare Stacks.

20 responses »

  1. I love that cover! This does sound good, Sarah. I love books like this. I am adding this series to my wish list. I hope you enjoy this one when you read it.

  2. Back when I followed a Usenet group of SF fans (yes, right now Usenet sounds like Jurassic times… LOL) many of the posters ranted and raved about Stross but I never got around to reading his works, so thank you for the reminder that there is another author I need to sample! 😉

  3. Oh oh … my wishlist just grew *sigh* A book of spells, you say it is funny and dark and I say that sounds like a perfect combination for a haunting story. Again – my wishlist just grew *lol* Thank you for sharing and stay safe and well!

  4. I hear you – I’m also horribly behind. The funny thing is I actually thought I was getting a grip and then October went to hell in a handcart and boom – back to behind.
    Lynn 😀

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