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review 2018-12-04 06:32
Great follow up to the first one
Moon Over Soho - Ben Aaronovitch

***Spoilers ahead you’ve been warned***

 

It is advisable to read the first one before you get into Moon Over Soho. You’re pretty much carrying on right after the events in the first book so it’s always better to get the background information before carrying on :)

 

I was pleased with this one, complete with rather macabre scenes that will stick with me for a while. I still enjoy the way it’s being narrated by Peter Grant. He tells it pretty bluntly and explains well for some of us who don’t live in London which helps understand the setting more. The setting is dark and gritty, just right to complement the mystery that is prevalent to the case. The mix with the supernatural blends quite well with real life London, I believe it’s probably even more enjoyable to read for those that are quite familiar to the city.

 

Supporting characters and some new ones are featured in the book. It’s nice to see Leslie again despite what happened to her (ahh but the ending though!). Peter takes a lot of beating (both verbal and physical) during the book which is to be expected. He does have a thing with Simone that covers a good latter part of the book which is ok, although I thought it provided a lot of filler and it slowed the pace down considerably. You almost wanted to ask; “Peter, don’t you have a case to work on?”

 

It proved to be a quick read with a good open cliffhanger ending with the mystery of The ‘Faceless One’ which makes the series even more intriguing at this point. I’ll be definitely be picking up the third one. A great series to read so far!

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text 2017-11-09 00:41
Liked the first one enough to give the next one a punt
Moon Over Soho - Ben Aaronovitch

I read Midnight Riot for the Halloween Bingo game, and thought the concept was intriguing enough to carry on with the series.

 

Looking forward to catching up with those argumentative river gods.

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review 2017-10-02 05:27
Moon Over Soho (Peter Grant, #2)
Moon Over Soho - Ben Aaronovitch

There are two storylines running through Moon Over Soho: one that begins and ends with this book, involving a string of suspicious deaths, all of them jazz musicians.  The other centres on a mysterious, faceless, unknown sorcerer running around London killing and conducting his own Dr. Moreau type experiments, and the reader is left hanging as to its resolution, presumably because it will come back up in future books. 

 

I knew how the first story line would play out by the time I got to a page that falls somewhere in the range of 40-60 (I won't give the exact page number because I don't want to risk spoilers).  This is why my rating is only 3.5 stars.  The story is still good, but it's definitely hampered by knowing the ending, and wanting to smack Peter for not figuring out what was right in front of him a lot sooner.  To give credit though, I did not foresee how he would try to resolve the situation; I liked it, even though it didn't work out quite the way he's hoped.

 

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review 2017-09-17 15:08
Darkest London Square
Moon Over Soho - Ben Aaronovitch

I love the tone and humor in the novel. Peter Grant is a great guy to hang out with. The music riffs were nice too. 

Yet, the big reveal was something that anyone, including a bug, could have seen coming and quite frankly, the fact that Grant didn't see it was stupid.

I did like the morality debate at the end though

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review 2017-09-13 00:16
Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch (audiobook)
Moon Over Soho - Ben Aaronovitch,Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

Series: Peter Grant #2

 

Musicians are dropping dead after gigs and there's a whiff of magic around their bodies...

 

I really like these audiobooks; Kobna Holdbrook-Smith does a great job. There's only one voice that I have trouble understanding for long speeches but I guess that's kind of intentional. This particular book does get on my nerves in a few spots because I want to give Peter a smack for being an idiot, but it's still really entertaining. It's also weird to hear Guleed referred to as Somali Ninja Girl (Peter first meets her in this book).

 

I'm counting this as my Free square for the Halloween Bingo. It could also be used for "Murder Most Foul", "Serial/Spree Killer" (ethically-challenged wizard's victims AND musician victims - although the latter is a bit debatable), "Vampires" (hey, they use the term), maybe "Witches" (someone's called a witch, but again it's debatable), "Supernatural", "Monsters" (real cat-people), and "Darkest London". Did I miss any?

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