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Book Discussion: "Broken Homes" by Ben Aaronovitch [Feb. 19th, 2014|11:21 am]
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Time for the next book discussion for the February releases. This time we're looking at the paperback release of Ben Aaronovitch's novel Broken Homes, the fourth book in his Rivers of London series. I haven't read this series yet (I hadn't even heard of this series), but it looks like something I could get into, and it comes highly recommended by my friends. Has anyone here read this book yet? What did you think?





Cover Copy: A mutilated body in Crawley. A killer on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil, possibly an associate of the twisted wizard known as the Faceless Man. Or maybe just a garden-variety serial killer.

Before apprentice wizard and Police Constable Peter Grant can even get his head 'round the case, two more are dropped in his lap: A town planner has gone under a tube train, and there's a stolen grimoire for Grant to track down.

So far, so London.

But then Peter gets word of something very odd happening on a housing estate designed by a nutter, built by charlatans, and inhabited by the truly desperate.

Is there a connection?

And if there is, why oh why did it have to be South of the River--in the jurisdiction of some pretty prickly local river spirits?
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[User Picture]From: aberwyn
2014-02-19 09:27 pm (UTC)

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I very much enjoyed the first 3 books in this series. I found this one disappointing at the end, but the first 98% was fine. :-)
[User Picture]From: jpsorrow
2014-02-20 04:41 pm (UTC)

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This seems to be the general consensus on this book (and the series). What was it that disappointed you about the end? If you can comment on it without giving any spoilers.
[User Picture]From: maryosmanski
2014-02-20 11:49 am (UTC)

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I also enjoyed the first three books very much. I am about 40% through reading this latest one. (I can't tell you a page number since I bought it in the e-book format).

[User Picture]From: jpsorrow
2014-02-20 04:42 pm (UTC)

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I've got the first book ordered and will likely read it once it arrives. You'll have to stop by and update us once you're done with this one!