A Sense of Place: London, The Eternal City

It’s been almost two years since I wrote about creating a sense of place in your urban landscape when writing, but I want to revisit it following a most recent trip to London where I climbed the O2 arena and was able to take in a good portion of the city while on top ofContinue reading “A Sense of Place: London, The Eternal City”

Book Review: Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch (US title: Midnight Riot)

Peter Grant is a thoroughly modern Copper. He loves beer, curries and football, he fancies his professional partner, has become cynical about being in uniform, has a love-hate relationship with the city of London and generally tries to get on in life while avoiding being pushed into a dull desk job. Yet when called toContinue reading “Book Review: Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch (US title: Midnight Riot)”

Book Review: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Despite my gushing love for American Gods, Neil Gaiman’s other best known work (and arguably better known because the TV series came before the book) still holds a special place in my heart. Neverwhere, I think, was the TV series that introduced me to modern urban fantasy. Co-written by Lenny Henry, there is something veryContinue reading “Book Review: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman”