[DWJ] Rivers of London

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Mon Nov 7 15:40:04 EST 2011


Also, it has a different title in the US: Midnight Riot. I think it's a dumb
title.

Melissa Proffitt

On Mon, 07 Nov 2011 10:42:01 +0000, Robert at steelbeach.co.uk wrote:

>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*)
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>There's a website at: http://www.the-folly.com/
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>Robert
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>*unlikely, I know.
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>On Mon 07/11/11 08:39 , "Kait Bessing" <kait.bessing at comhem.se> wrote:
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>> 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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