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Rivers of London av Ben Aaronovitch
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Rivers of London (urspr publ 2011; utgåvan 2011)

av Ben Aaronovitch (Författare)

Serier: Rivers of London (1)

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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.… (mer)
Medlem:FrankImler
Titel:Rivers of London
Författare:Ben Aaronovitch (Författare)
Info:Gollancz (2011), 384 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
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Rivers of London av Ben Aaronovitch (2011)

  1. 320
    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: Or, the Resurrection of Matthew Swift 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)
  20. 00
    Nightfall av Stephen Leather (agneson9)
    agneson9: features supernatural/paranormal side of London

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Very enjoyable. Not surprised the author wrote some of the Dr Who series as it has a lot of that jaunty imaginative feel. ( )
  Ma_Washigeri | Jan 23, 2021 |
Listening to this for the second time because one of my teens got hooked when I was listening to the fourth in the series, and requested the first once the fourth was done. This would be the third of my teens to enjoy them - and as all our tastes are generally very different, the fact that this entertains all of us is quite an achievement.

I do like this series. The first book is entertaining and humorous and Holbrook-Smith's narration is just perfect for the series. And the more of the series I listen to (I can't imagine reading it rather than listening to it now), the more I realise just how clever the whole thing is. Even on the second listen, this is great. ( )
  DebsDd | Jan 18, 2021 |
I really didn't like this book. I loved the story idea, but there was so much local lore and local British culture that I didn't appreciate. It's a story about a detective who gets assigned to a magical division in London and tries to track down a ghost/revenant that is murdering people and is somehow connected to the Punch and Judy plays which I don't know. So the scope of the story was too narrow for people who don't know this history or culture to appreciate. I also didn't like the main character. He was a typical "guy" but he didn't have much subtext and was cynical without real understanding of his character. ( )
  CarolBurrows | Jan 16, 2021 |
It was 5 stars until the ending, a bit anticlimactic, that being said it was one of the best UF books that I ever read, the characters are (for the most part) very likeable and interesting, the world building is a little slow and the magic mechanics are undeveloped, but all that is forgiveable because of the amazing detailed description of the city and the urban life, it really painted a picture! ( )
  xmalbertox | Jan 12, 2021 |
Not much to say beyond:
It's a good book, and I'm sure I'll read the others in the series (having started with #3, I may end up re-reading it when I get back to that point...).
It's magic and wizards meets crime fiction -- like Dresden Files but ... a little dryer and a little slower. It was definitely enjoyable and had a nice discussion on London :) I would recommend to people to whom the above brief description appeals.

Three & a half stars!

Also, I am happy to hear that they (London people) are planning on making a tv series from the books! ( )
  avanders | Nov 23, 2020 |
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Since sorrow never comes too late,

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Thought would destroy their paradise.

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Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College by Thomas Gray
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”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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