[E–pub] Rivers of London BY Ben Aaronovitch


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    characters Rivers of London [E–pub] Rivers of London BY Ben Aaronovitch Great book Urban fantasy You should read it Why? Here's why 1 It's witty 2 It's not cliché 3 It's smart 4 It's se

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    [E–pub] Rivers of London BY Ben Aaronovitch Ben Aaronovitch ¿ 6 Summary Rivers of London is a fun mix of so many things that I love in my pleasure reads the geekiness and the science¹ the dry British humor² and the magicalmythicalphantasmagorical stuff in a big city³ What's not to like?¹ My whole life basically Really² Examples Terry Pratchett Neil Gaiman even some of China Miéville's stuff³ Examples Ha

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    characters Rivers of London [E–pub] Rivers of London BY Ben Aaronovitch Ben Aaronovitch ¿ 6 Summary Well I'm always looking for a great Urban fantasy book series and this one is another one I'll be following with joy Very much in the style of Harry Dresden and my other fave the Alex Verus series This series is set in modern day London and features a black male lead character who's a cop and finds himself drafted into the magical i

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    [E–pub] Rivers of London BY Ben Aaronovitch city people be like first of all i wasn't too keen on what happens to lesley but i guess you can't make an omelette without—ducks flung shoe anywaythis painfully white guy i used to know read this book too and he said aaronovitch

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    [E–pub] Rivers of London BY Ben Aaronovitch I'm giving this top marks for an UF for several reasons1 Plain enjoyment This one should be obvious but it doesn't always work even with a lot of other titles I respect across the board I may love bits and pieces of them but then you come across writing that is a breeze to fall into and enjoy throughout and then you know you've got a real w

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    [E–pub] Rivers of London BY Ben Aaronovitch Rivers of London US title Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch 2011 I received this book as a gift a rather long time ago It sat in my to be read pile for far too long because I am embarrassed to admit of its cover which looked dreary and literary I should instead have looked at the first page which opens“It sta

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    [E–pub] Rivers of London BY Ben Aaronovitch Midnight Riot is the kind of book that people like me absolute anglophile and devoted BBC lover couldn’t help but like The humor and the textu

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    [E–pub] Rivers of London BY Ben Aaronovitch Peter Grant is a Probationary Constable a term I wasn't familiar with until I began reading At the beginning the London of Peter Grant is a normal one The genre is not in Fantasy waters from the beginning But then Grant witnesses a ghost at a crime sceneThe author reminds me of Ian Rankin when there is police procedure of the mudane type a

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    [E–pub] Rivers of London BY Ben Aaronovitch characters Rivers of London Thoughts on the bookmy reviewThoughts on the audio versionAs many people have noted Kobna Holbrook Smith is a fabulous reader Turns out he is an actor and director is well with a long list of tv credits which is kind of a bummer because I hope he continues to have time for the Peter Grant seriesHolbrook Smith is clearly a talented voice actor who can understandably convey a range of London accents from that of an 19th century itenerant t

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  • Paperback
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  • Rivers of London
  • Ben Aaronovitch
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  • 14 April 2019
  • 9781407243160

characters Rivers of London

characters Rivers of London Summary Rivers of London ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ben Aaronovitch ¿ 6 Summary U never suspectedGran't story starts when he tries to take a witness statement from a man who was already dead And take him down a twisting turning centuries' old mystery that reckons to set London on fir. Midnight Riot is the kind of book that people like me absolute anglophile and devoted BBC lover couldn t help but like The humor and the texture to the narrative in this book reads delightfully British but in a fashion that suggests that England isn t just Jane Austen or Charles Dickens It s also Doctor Who Blake s Seven Being Human Law and Order UK and Luther It s upper crust and working class It s a mix of past and present Even deeper it s the everyday lives of Britons not all Northern European either It was so refreshing to have a hero who is mixed race but seen as black by some and to others ethnically uncertain He couldn t get on the tube without getting nervous looks from some people who had made up their mind what his place in their world was without asking him about it On any given day due to how much sun he gets some might think he s African or some might think he s Arab Peter is unselfconscious about his ethnicity although very aware that not everyone is comfortable with it His mother is Sierra Leonan and her culture infuses him from her attitude towards hard work to her frugality and her penchant for making food so spicy that he has to drink a liter of water to douse its fire His father is a white former musician with a thirty year heroin habit and that colors the narrative just as much for we are not in a small degree who our parents make us That is either due to rebelling against our parents or through a childhood of being shaped by their rearing As a reader of black heritage I have to say that it s good to see stories that feature characters of black ethnicity There are a lot of our stories to tell and they don t seem to see the light of day and not in the diversity that reflects the black African disapora I hope that leads in urban fantasy novels in the future are of color because it adds something to a read to see someone who is like you at least in some small wayI enjoyed Peter s character He s an insightful narrator and full of wit I liked seeing London through his perceptive gazeThe police procedural aspects were great Better than watching an episode of a BBC cop show because Peter explains the ins and out of the Metropolitan Police to a degree I have never caught onto in my varied viewing pleasures Peter s acceptance of the workings of enormous wheels of bureaucracy turning in the Met makes what might have been boring very fascinating especially with his deadpan humor delivery classic British wit As I read this novel I felt as though I had learned a lot about the police in the UK which is similar but different to the USThe paranormal aspects were good and rather uniue I like how magic is presented here The way it leaves an essence called a vestigium that has a taste feel and smell that Peter is able to pick up When he s recruited as an assistant and apprentice wizard to Thomas Nightingale for a part of the Met that deals with the odd and magical crimes he finds the niche he d been searching for with this inuisitive mind and his insight into science He doesn t take things at face value but he s open minded enough to accept that London has denizens that are not human such as vampires trolls and malevolent ghosts who draw energy from those they possess leading to their gruesome and violent deaths It was interesting to watch Peter and Nightingale use a mix of police investigative techniues and magic to solve the inexplicable attacks of violence that seemingly normal London citizens are perpetrating against each other He also comes to realize that the rivers of London are alive gods and goddesses if you will And Peter needs their help to keep the peace in London but also to resolve the territorial disputes between The Old Man of the River and Mama Thames who both believe that they have a right to rule the Thames and their tributaries Ben Aaronovitch has already secured his place in pop culture as the writer of Doctor Who novels It s great to see him put the fruits of his imagination to the page with this first in the Peter Grant series After falling for Peter Grant and his unforgettable narrative of London he is going on my must read list

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Rivers of London

characters Rivers of London Summary Rivers of London ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ben Aaronovitch ¿ 6 Summary I used to be probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service and to everyone else as the FilthMeet DC Peter Grant He will show. Great book Urban fantasy You should read it Why Here s why 1 It s witty 2 It s not clich 3 It s smart 4 It s set in London and written by someone who obviously knows London 5 The main character has a great voice 5 The language is great See below 6 It hasn t been dumbed down for the American audience Well okay They did change the title in the US from Rivers of London to Midnight Riot That was a shame But they left a lot of good stuff in I don t think I ve ever read anything else published in the US that has as much legitimate British slang in it It was lovely 7 The author is obviously a proper geek It s rare that someone references Tolkien Newton and The Last Airbender all in one book If you don t know anything at all about London Brittish slang or culture other than the last three decades of American history this book might stretch you a little bit You might occationally have to absorb some information learn a new word or two and figure things out from context clues If you have a problem with that Well I guess you can go back to watching Entourage and re reading Twilight Or you could jump into a dry well and kill yourself It s a horse apiece really For the rest of you who realize that one of the main joys of reading if not life itself is learning and broadening your experience of the world well this book is for you Congrats You win

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characters Rivers of London Summary Rivers of London ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ben Aaronovitch ¿ 6 Summary You his city But it's not the capital that you see as you make your way from tube to bus from Elephant to Castle It's a city that under its dark surface is packed full of crime And of magic A city that yo. Rivers of London US title Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch 2011 I received this book as a gift a rather long time ago It sat in my to be read pile for far too long because I am embarrassed to admit of its cover which looked dreary and literary I should instead have looked at the first page which opens It started at one thirty on a cold Tuesday morning in January when Martin Turner street performer and in his own words apprentice gigolo tripped over a body in front of the West Portico of St Paul s at Covent Garden Martin who was none too sober himself at first thought the body was that of one of the many celebrants who had chosen the Piazza as a convenient outdoor toilet and dormitory Being a seasoned Londoner Martin gave the body the London once over a uick glance to determine whether this was a drunk a crazy or a human being in distress The fact that it was entirely possible to be all three simultaneously is why good Samaritanism in London is considered an extreme sport like base jumping or crocodile wrestling Martin noting the good uality coat and shoes had just pegged the body as a drunk when he noticed that it was in fact missing its head OK That got me in for the next paragraph which took me to the next page and by the time I had reached the end of the first scene and figured out the book was to be written in first person normally an allergy for me it was too late to opt out But the first paragraph had given me glimpses already of what were to be salient ongoing features of the book a strong voice a wry sense of humor and an utterly convincing sense of place There exists a uality of a book that I do not have a name for it is approached by terms like mode and voice and the writer s world view but isn t uite any of these I short hand it as What kind of head space am I going to be stuck in now And is it one I that will enjoy being stuck in We seek out I think any favorite writer s other books even if they are varied in the hopes of entering that agreeable head space again So while a lot of the events of this book were uite dark its head space mediated by a young 21st Century London copper named we eventually find out Peter Grant was not Before the first chapter is out he finds himself witness interviewing a ghost in his best police procedural style and events spin out from there The plot seems discursive at times but winds itself up in a very nice knot before the end leading me to want to reread it very soon to watch how all the cards were so neatly palmed But no amount of plot legerdemain would take me back to a book if I hadn t developed some affection for the characters which Aaronovitch brought off and did not though he had me worried at points betray My problem these days with coming of age young man discovers his mojo books of which this is one in a long long line to which I have myself added is that the protagonists who ought by rights to be the literary heartthrobs for any right thinking geek grrl reader are now all younger than my children It just doesn t work on that level any Instead I find my attention drawn to the mentor figures Now in this kind of book being a mentor is an extreme sport indeed their chances of making it out of the book alive are by no means secure as they can be routinely sacrificed right and left to supply the proper amount of angst and secret generational triumph to the young protagonists Aaronovitch offered uite a charming older mentor figure in one Detective Inspector Thomas Nightingale last wizard of London upon whom I was uite willing to bestow my senior citizenly affections except for this risk Don t get attached I kept telling myself Drat it His fate did provide plenty of suspense from my point of view uite apart from what proved to be the truly bizarre plot I see Inspector Nightingale makes it to the seuel Moon Over Soho now on order from my public library but y know that s still no guarantee But if he is ever butchered to make a Roman holiday speed bump for the kid I shall be peeved Highly recommended if you haven t figured that out by now Ta L