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Ben Aaronovitch
Ben Aaronovitch was born in 1964. Discovering in his early twenties that he had precisely one talent, he took up screenwriting at which he was an overnight success. He wrote for Doctor Who, Casualty and the world’s cheapest ever SF soap opera Jupiter Moon. He then wrote for Virgin’s New... show more



Ben Aaronovitch was born in 1964. Discovering in his early twenties that he had precisely one talent, he took up screenwriting at which he was an overnight success. He wrote for Doctor Who, Casualty and the world’s cheapest ever SF soap opera Jupiter Moon. He then wrote for Virgin’s New Adventures until they pulped all his books.Then Ben entered a dark time illuminated only by an episode of Dark Knight, a book for Big Finish and the highly acclaimed but not-very-well-paying Blake’s 7 Audio dramas.Trapped in a cycle of disappointment and despair Ben was eventually forced to support his expensive book habit by working for Waterstones as a bookseller. Ironically it was while shelving the works of others that Ben finally saw the light. He would write his own books, he would let prose into his heart and rejoice in the word. Henceforth, subsisting on nothing more than instant coffee and Japanese takeaway, Ben embarked on the epic personal journey that was to lead to Rivers of London (or Midnight Riot as it is known in the Americas).Ben Aaronovitch currently resides in London and says that he will leave when they pry his city from his cold dead fingers.

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Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 1 month ago
by Ben Aaronovitch The stories in this series have a way of building on the established world, but always adding something new. This one nearly lost me when the nature of a peripheral character started to sound too much like it was borrowing from the teenage Paranormal Romance genre, but it recove...
Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 1 month ago
by Ben Aaronovitch This seventh book in the Rivers of London series is shorter than the others, just over 100 pages. I was pleased to be dealing with ghosts again as they have a lot of scope for interesting situations and glimpses of history. I also enjoyed the return to dealing a little with ri...
Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 2 months ago
by Ben Aaronovitch This is the second book in the Rivers of London series and takes our friendly magician/cop into the world of Jazz. It pretty much stands alone and I get the feeling that all the books will be stand alone adventures, but with overlapping threads. A few tendrils from the first s...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 3 months ago
Although an interesting diversion in the Rivers of London series, this story suffers from the lack of any Peter Grant at all. I liked his German counterpart, but he just didn't have Peter's sass. Sam Peter Jackson's narration was excellent, but this might have been better for me in the text versi...
Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 3 months ago
by Ben Aaronovitch This one grabbed me right away with its offbeat humour and a quirky situation where an off-duty cop finds a body in Covent Garden and meets a ghost who is witness to the murder. The tone of the writing made what was actually a fairly long first chapter fly by and make me wonder ...
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