Cover of Rivers of London.

Rivers of London

author: Ben Aaronovitch (2015)
series: Rivers of London #1
date read: 2014-01-01
lists: learning-the-arts , urban-fantasy
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜†

I thought I was done with Urban Fantasy after the slot of Jim Butcher’s forced-funny, forced-dark supernatural detective, but Ben Aaronovitch won me over. This series is more measured, more funny, and – admittedly – I want to read about London much more than about Chicago.

The protagonist/narrator is snarking nearly constantly, but he does so in a relatable way, not trying to be edgy, not punching down. The whole book smacked of real life, and was a lot of fun. I appreciated supernatural Newton very much.

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