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review 2017-11-09 16:00
Ending Lifted This to Four Star Read
Broken Homes - Ben Aaronovitch

I don't even know what to say! I am so gobsmacked right now.


Look, everyone that I talked to said the same thing. This is slow as anything. I was bored while reading and maybe fell asleep around the 60 percent mark. Things didn't make a lot of sense to me and I was tired of Peter feeling torn between Lesley (til he wasn't) and Beverly (eh I don't blame him for not getting involved with the river goddesses). But the ending that comes I did not see coming. And it's heartbreaking. And now I wonder what is going to happen next.

 

"Broken Homes" has Peter and company on the tail of the Faceless Man and also looking into a housing estate that maybe has ties to some magic.

 

This really wasn't that interesting to me. I don't know, fourth book syndrome. Things just meandered along. We get some peeks at Beverly and the rest of the river goddesses, but once again they are not in this one as much as they were in book #1. 


Peter and Lesley are still practicing with Nightingale and yes we get some more details about Nightingale's family and school days. Still not enough for me, but enough to wet your appetite. 

 

I don't know, I found Peter not as centered in this book. He was all over the place. A romantic pairing that I called in the last book rears it's head here and that seemed to give Peter some peace. 

 

The writing was typical Aaronovitch, humor mixed in all over. However, I will complain a bit. We would have Peter as narrator tell you something and a line later, but little did I know what was going to happen next, and something would get explained in a line or two. Either show us it, or don't keep talking to us about things that you don't set up in the book.

 

As I said, the ending is definitely a game-changer. I wonder what happens next to Peter. 

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text 2017-11-09 15:53
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Broken Homes - Ben Aaronovitch

I am floored. 

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text 2017-11-09 14:47
Reading progress update: I've read 96%.
Broken Homes - Ben Aaronovitch

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text 2017-11-07 23:55
Reading progress update: I've read 33%.
Broken Homes - Ben Aaronovitch

Still a bit slow.

 

Not complaining. Enjoying reading about the different architecture movements that went on in London. Aaronovitch definitely shows he did some historical digging for this book.

 

Peter and crew are putting together a fete or something like that for the river God's and goddesses. Weirdly I like it when we ignore those characters. I want to track down the Faceless Man!

 

 

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text 2017-11-07 20:29
Reading progress update: I've read 20%.
Broken Homes - Ben Aaronovitch

A bit slow going so far. Peter and Leslie are going to learn how to make their own wands (not really wands, but I am calling them that) and are still on the hunt for the Faceless Man.

 

Also there appears to be a murder that at first does not look connected to magic. But of course Peter as narrator ruins by going, but of course I was wrong.


Leslie is still having surgeries on her face. And we get some more backstory on Nightingale (YEAH!)

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