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by Ben Aaronovitch
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Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 1 year 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 ...
lqlarry
lqlarry rated it 2 years ago
Rivers of London is billed as "What would happen if Harry Potter grew up and joined the fuzz". I disagree. When Harry Potter grew up he knew there was magic. PC Peter Grant did not know or believe in magic until he was left by himself while protecting a murder scene while his partner goes for cof...
Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it 3 years ago
What happens when a former Doctor Who writer decides to try his hand at a Dresden-Files-esque urban fantasy series? I DON’T EVEN KNOW BUT IT’S AMAZING. AMAZING STUFF HAPPENS, OKAY? OKAY. Basically, it’s a sort of ghost hunter/police procedural/buddy comedy with magic and a wicked sense of very Bri...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 5 years ago
A couple of months back I was perusing a website that sells books (as you do) when I saw a book cover that made me instantly take notice. That book was Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch and it had to be mine. I bought a used copy and while I had every intention of reading it as soon as it arrived ...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 5 years ago
This book made the rounds awhile ago, but I got it into my head that it was darker than what I enjoy and dismissed it, until someone recently mentioned how funny it was. Thank you whoever you are! Not to say that I didn't have problems with it; I did - minor-ish ones including the riot of editing...
Dreamer
Dreamer rated it 6 years ago
DNF at 40%, not really engaging with the main character and quite plot heavy.
markgilchrist
markgilchrist rated it 6 years ago
I really enjoyed this, so much so that I have bought the next in the series. Basically a not to good newbie cop finds he has a "talent". Cue Twilight Zone music, a mysterious Master (no; not that one) and a serial killer from YEARS back. Add a bit of water (but I'm not telling you any more about thi...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it 6 years ago
27/9 - For the first 100 pages this was a laugh-a-page kind of book with a similar sense of humour to Jasper Fforde's books (without the literary references). The hilarity calmed down through the rest of the book till it was at the level of a snort here and there, no full-bellied laughs like there w...
Malin
Malin rated it 7 years ago
Peter Grant is a probationary officer with the London Metropolitan Police when he, one night takes a witness statement from an individual who just happens to be a ghost. Unusual as this is, it saves Peter from a life of tedium in the Case Progression Unit (basically doing other cops' paperwork for t...
Roving Book Club
Roving Book Club rated it 7 years ago
Read by Tiffany: The book opens at Covent Garden, where I had just been when I started read the book, so it was all very vivid. Intrinsically entwined with its London setting, well described and easily understood.Great sense of humour, and dialogue, nice wry take on police work .. even when not of t...
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