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Rivers of London (2011)

av Ben Aaronovitch

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Serier: Rivers of London (1)

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4,8023281,765 (3.89)651
Probationary constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he'll face is a paper cut. But Peter's prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter's ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic.… (mer)
  1. 330
    Neverwhere av Neil Gaiman (riverwillow)
    riverwillow: Both 'Neverwhere' and 'Rivers of London' (US title 'Midnight Riot') evoke a magical fairy tale London which sometimes feels more authentic then any real life guide to the city.
  2. 234
    Storm Front av Jim Butcher (majkia)
    majkia: both involve paranormal mystery and smart-ass dialog.
  3. 60
    The Rook av Daniel O'Malley (Rubbah)
  4. 82
    A Madness of Angels av Kate Griffin (TheDivineOomba)
    TheDivineOomba: Same Location, similar themes. Both Capture the essence of London.
  5. 82
    The Big Over Easy av Jasper Fforde (souloftherose)
    souloftherose: It's difficult to explain this recommendation without giving spoilers to one or other of the books. There were certain plot elements to Rivers of London/Midnight Riots which made me think of The Big Over Easy. And both books have a well-developed sense of humour.… (mer)
  6. 62
    Dirk Gentlys holistiska detektivbyrå av Douglas Adams (souloftherose)
    souloftherose: Both books have a certain dark British humour to them.
  7. 40
    Rule 34 av Charles Stross (fhprice)
    fhprice: Besides the urban setting and police procedural genre similarities, both have protagonists with a snarky "we're just cogs making witty observations about the machine" voices. Wicked humor.
  8. 30
    De sju makterna av Diana Wynne Jones (LongDogMom)
    LongDogMom: The way that the river spirits are characterized is similar to the characters in Archer's Goon. Same feel/style.
  9. 30
    Rosemary and Rue av Seanan McGuire (Mav.Weirdo)
  10. 20
    Half-Resurrection Blues av Daniel José Older (rarm)
  11. 20
    King Rat av China Miéville (mikewilliams64)
    mikewilliams64: London urban fantasy with malevolent magic in the wings. Sharp contemporary horror from the beginning of Mieville's career
  12. 10
    The New York Magician av Jacob Zimmerman (LongDogMom)
    LongDogMom: Both books have a similar way of portraying Gods and Powers and both are urban fantasy/mysteries
  13. 10
    Stray Souls av Kate Griffin (LongDogMom)
    LongDogMom: Both are a bit quirky, set in London, and deal with the spirits of things, magic and murder.
  14. 10
    Between Two Thorns av Emma Newman (LongDogMom)
  15. 10
    No Hero av Jonathan Wood (Rouge2507)
    Rouge2507: Similar: British policeman fights against the supernatural
  16. 10
    Bryant and May and the Memory of Blood av Christopher Fowler (hairball)
    hairball: Two books with Punch & Judy-themed murders--must be something in the water in London.
  17. 00
    The Severed Streets av Paul Cornell (LongDogMom)
    LongDogMom: Both series feature British police who deal with supernatural crime and both are more creative and well written than the average urban fantasy
  18. 11
    Strange Practice av Vivian Shaw (andreas.wpv)
    andreas.wpv: Different type of protagonist and friends, but dealing with the un- or supernatural, solving crimes and preventing disasters. This is very similar though in style and tone, mood of the story. It is tense, yes, but holds no horror or exceeding brutality. The protagonist is human, and like a human, and the story has an undercurrent of kindness that many novels miss. And it is funny at times, from gentle humor to laugh out loud.… (mer)
  19. 11
    Never the Bride av Paul Magrs (jonathankws)
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    Nightfall av Stephen Leather (agneson9)
    agneson9: features supernatural/paranormal side of London

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Rivers of London has a likable protagonist, whose first-person narration is full of interesting asides about London's police force, architecture, and history. The London settings are also great, and there are some interesting characters. But the book just kind of meanders along. Lots happens as the author weaves together his two plots--a murderous revenant who causes Londoners to go berserk and commit mayhem and a feud between Mother and Father Thames. The supernatural elements of the story don't always quite work, however, in comparison with the solid writing about police work in general. Better editing and perhaps 50 fewer pages would have been a blessing to the reader. There are some great scenes however, such as a riot in Covent Garden involving opera goers and a nice regression through a couple of millennia of London history as our protagonist tries to catch up with the revenant. Your mileage may vary. I'm not too certain if I want to read the next book in the series or not--there is so much out there that has proven more satisfying.

I listened to the audiobook version, which was very well read by a narrator who was great at creating multiple voices for the large cast of characters. ( )
  datrappert | Dec 3, 2021 |
Good and interesting through and through. Plan to try the next in series at least. ( )
  pzhorton4 | Nov 29, 2021 |
Well-written. ( )
  Mithril | Nov 26, 2021 |
Published in this country as Midnight Riot, but I found an English copy. Almost a police procedural, but with well grounded magic, ghosts, ancient deities of the rivers and streams in very modern forms, and engaging characters. Also some gory and disturbing deaths. And the dog Toby. ( )
  kcollett | Nov 25, 2021 |
Definitely needed to read this before the second one, to understand the basic premise. Enjoyable innii on arts but dont think I’d bother with any more
  MiriamL | Nov 12, 2021 |
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Since sorrow never comes too late,

And happiness too swiftly flies.

Thought would destroy their paradise.

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'Tis folly to be wise.

Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College by Thomas Gray
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He sliced it in half to show us the interior. It looked like a diseased cauliflower.
”And this ,” said Dr. Walid, “is your brain on magic.”
I returned to the coach house with a packet of marigold gloves and my Uncle Tito’s Numatic vacuum cleaner. Let me tell you – a thousand watts of suckage makes a big difference
The chip that handled RF conversion was superficially intact, but had suffered microscopic pitting across its entire surface. The patterns reminded me of Mr. Coopertown’s brain. This was my phone on magic, I thought.
(Tyburn discounts Peter’s authority over the Folly) - “I am a sworn constable,” I said. “And that makes me an officer of the law. And I am an apprentice, which makes me a keeper of the sacred flame, but most of all I am a free man of London and that makes me a Prince of the City.”
Mr. Punch was running for his afterlife, but I was gaining.
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Probationary constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he'll face is a paper cut. But Peter's prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter's ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic.

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