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by Paul Cornell
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Tannat rated it 5 years ago
Series: Shadow Police #1 I was tempted to drop this book at first, because I wasn’t enthralled with the hard-boiled gritty undercover cop operation it started it off with, but it moved past it after a couple chapters and became more interesting. Quill and his crew are thrown into a deep end with s...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 5 years ago
This is not your average American Urban Fantasy - twists of tropes for werewolves and vampires - spiced with will they / won't they romance and set-piece violence between the supernatural, fast-healing, combatants. This is your gritty "You're nicked, my son" London Coppers going under cover to hu...
Dispatches from Terabithia
Dispatches from Terabithia rated it 6 years ago
Detective Inspector James Quill is about to complete the drugs bust of his career when his prize suspect Rob Toshack is murdered in custody. But nothing about Toshack’s murder is normal. Now, the team must find a suspect who can bend space and time and alter memory itself, a suspect who will murder ...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
What is it about London? It's gone from tribal village to Roman outpost to symbol of Britain. There are thousands of stories about the city and its people. The very stones bleed history, it seems, and you can't dig foundations for a new building without accidentally hitting a coin cache or a tomb or...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it 8 years ago
It took me forever to get into this book. If it had not been a book I committed to review, I would have DNF'd it. Finally, I reached a breakthrough and I was able to finish it. It turned out to be good, but I feel the writing needed more work to be more accessible. I love British just about anything...
bookaneer rated it 8 years ago
~~Moved from GR~~ London Falling by Paul Cornell Recommended to Carly by: Me. And Doctor Who. And Ben Aaronovitch. And the gorgeous cover. But mostly me. Recommended for: readers of grimdark urban fantasy and police procedurals D.I. Jimmy Quill of the Met is well aware of the disastrous way...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it 8 years ago
Described as UF, but not the sparkly vampire/wereporn/magic vaginas variety that seems to have taken over this corner in recent years. No. This is the Wire with a supernatural slant. And a dark one at that. Thank my lord of the pleasant face for the lack of PNR subplots. Instead, I'm enchanted by a...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 8 years ago
The afterword mentioned that the kernel of this story was conceived for TV and I can see elements of that in the story, then again Paul Cornell writes for TV so it's kinda unsurprising that some TV tropes creep in, not in obvious ways but in subtle ways. Detective Inspector James Quill is about to ...
The Library Lass Booklikes Blog
The Library Lass Booklikes Blog rated it 8 years ago
I was excited when I picked up a copy of Paul Cornell's London Falling from my library. The book has been widely described as urban fantasy, a genre that I really enjoy. I knew of Cornell from his work on the television program Doctor Who. I immensely enjoyed London Falling, but I do not consider it...
sunpig rated it 8 years ago
It's not bad, but something about the writing style failed to really grab me. I never felt an emotional connection with any of the main characters.
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