[DWJ] Rivers of London

Robert at steelbeach.co.uk Robert at steelbeach.co.uk
Mon Nov 7 05:42:01 EST 2011


It's Ben Aaronovitch, who wrote a couple of stories for Doctor Who back in the 80's ("Remembrance of the Daleks" and "Battlefield", if you're interested*)

There's a website at: http://www.the-folly.com/

Robert

*unlikely, I know.




On Mon 07/11/11 08:39 , "Kait Bessing" <kait.bessing at comhem.se> wrote:

> And the author is....?
> Kait - curious
> wrote:
> > On Mon 07/11/11 00:22 , "Sally Odgers"  wrote:
> > 
> >> Has anyone read the book called Rivers of London? SOunds somewhat
> >> DWJish.
> > 
> > I've read it and the sequel. It's perhaps more China Mievilleish
> > (though more lighthearted - lots of good jokes*) than DWJish. It's
> a
> > mix of "magic realism" (or urban fantasy) and police procedural
> with
> > a small amount of "learning magic".  Oh, and Jazz and hiddenLondon
> > stuff, too.    
> > 
> > I liked them, but I'm well-disposed towards light-hearted + urban
> > fantasy + police procedural. I think there are a couple of
> elements
> > that don't work as well as they might, but they're fun and
> different
> > enough. (I'm not sure about "original", mind. But the mix is
> > unusual).    
> > 
> > Robert
> > 
> > *If you have a sense of humour like mine.
> > 
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