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”

Book Review: The Portable Door by Tom Holt

Paul Carpenter is a bit of a sad case. Socially inept, living alone, a succession of unrealised crushes (he falls in love with practically every girl he meets), he has no job and no money. When he applies for a mundane job he doesn’t want and promptly fluffs the interview, he doesn’t expect to beContinue reading “Book Review: The Portable Door by Tom Holt”