Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The Spanner by P.A. Fenton

The Spanner is another of P.A. Fenton's office based stories.  But they are offices you don't really want to work in.  With this story, Stan Ramble works in IT in a bank doing a specific job, but over time has made sure he's the only person who can do it.  However, head office have sent two people to try to work out how the job is done.

As a summary, that sounds oh, so boring.  P.A. Fenton writes the boringness into the story, but, as usual, the job is not the whole story.  And when Stan starts on the magic mushrooms the story really gets going.

My favourite bit surrounds the "triangulation" part, where I was actually sniggering.out loud and I don't usually do that.

This is a shortish story and was a really good read, very well written.

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