New Rivers of London book out soon.

(35 Posts)
MrsHavisham Mon 15-Jul-13 21:04:35

anyone else waiting for the new one? 25th July. Can't wait!

Blatherskite Mon 15-Jul-13 21:33:52

Do you mean the new Ben Aaronovitch book? I loved the last 3 so will be downloading it to my Kindle as soon as it's out.

BaconAndAvocado Mon 15-Jul-13 21:58:41

Tell me more....I picked up of his books in Waterstones a few days ago and it looked very interesting.

It's a surreal, crime novel type thing, non?

Blatherskite Mon 15-Jul-13 22:05:28

Yes, the main character is a policeman but he works in a very...hmmm...unconventional department. My Sister works in Waterstones and recommended the first one to me. I was hooked within the first few pages.

Trills Mon 15-Jul-13 22:09:49

I quite like them.

That's all.

I left about a year between reading the first one and seeking out the next two, so I can't exactly say that I'm quivering in anticipation.

Mumsnut Mon 15-Jul-13 22:13:43

I could so see that gymnast chap, Louis Whatsit, playing the lead role on telly. With Jeremy Irons as Nightingale

alcibiades Mon 15-Jul-13 22:45:13

I didn't know there were other Rivers of London books. shock

Off to download #2 and #3 to my Kindle....

MrsHavisham Tue 16-Jul-13 06:58:55

could definitely see it on tv.

MrsHavisham Tue 16-Jul-13 07:00:14

Bacon, its crime but with a supernatural/pagan element. But not rubbish smile

MojitoMagnet Tue 16-Jul-13 07:41:48

ooh! I love this series. Thanks for the heads-up!

Ooh - thanks! I love those books.

Eyesunderarock Tue 16-Jul-13 10:35:02

Me, wonderful books and a very interesting and original idea.
Which after 40+years reading fantasy is a delight. grin

mimbleandlittlemy Tue 16-Jul-13 15:04:52

Been in my Amazon basket awaiting the happy day for a while now. Love 'em.

NicknameTaken Tue 16-Jul-13 16:10:47

Thanks for the tip - have reserved a copy at my local library.

I've given up on them. I thought they got very wearing - and the lead character really, really irritates me.

NicknameTaken Wed 17-Jul-13 09:20:12

What annoys you about him, Remus? I find the narrator's voice one of the major charms.

That said, I did find the third book dragged a bit, but series often have their ups and downs, so I'm willing to give this one a shot.

hardbeingme Wed 17-Jul-13 09:24:46

oh thats funny i just ordered the three books off the book people for a fiver as the synopsis sounded good -looking forward to starting them even more now!

BaconAndAvocado Wed 17-Jul-13 11:30:59

Thanks, one to add to my mahoosively tall pile of books to read!!

I just got tired of his voice - He's immature, silly and obsessed by sex. I spend all day around teenage boys, so I don't want so-called adult males in books to sound like my Year Tens (much as I love my Yr 10!)! smile

NicknameTaken Thu 18-Jul-13 09:38:23

Fair enough! I like his take on race, though - always noticing it but relaxed about it. DD is mixed race, so in a way it feels like a peek through her future eyes.

Nivet Sun 21-Jul-13 15:38:42

If you like these have you tried Christopher Fowler's Bryant & May detective series? I'd highly recommend them.

I'm so looking forward to reading this one! The first three books have done the rounds of my book club (we don't have set books). It's interesting that the British people seem to love them but the Americans don't seem to get them at all. It seems there are a fair number of references that are obvious to us that our American friends miss, so it doesn't have the same appeal to them. Of course, that's only three people so it may just be them!

MrsHavisham Mon 22-Jul-13 20:53:30

Thanks Bryant, will look now.
I fancy something to keep me going till the 25thsmile

MrsHavisham Mon 29-Jul-13 19:20:15

Just finished it, Amazing!! what an ending!!!

Blatherskite Sun 04-Aug-13 08:37:02

I'm just over half way through and really enjoying it. Got held up reading 'Mr Penumbra's 24 hour Bookstore' which I'd highly recommend. The writing has a very similar feel.

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