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Rivers of London
by Ben Aaronovitch | Literature & Fiction
Registered by shnedwards of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 4/15/2014
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by azuki): to be read


11 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by shnedwards from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

8 out of 10

I'd heard Ben Aaronovitch's name mentioned a lot recently, so snapped this up when I found it in a charity shop. I love a paranormal whodunnit with a sense of humour. This is a vividly imagined, very enjoyable read with quite a few snorts and sniggers. I will be looking out for the next book in the series. 


Journal Entry 2 by shnedwards at to a fellow bookcrosser, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (4/15/2014 UTC) at to a fellow bookcrosser, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases

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Given to discoverylover. Hope you like it! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingdiscoveryloverwing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Thanks again for this Snedwards! And for such an awesome holiday! 


Journal Entry 4 by wingdiscoveryloverwing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, August 22, 2014

8 out of 10

I've just finished this and really enjoyed it! I'll also definitely be on the lookout for the next one in the series. 


Journal Entry 5 by Cassandra2020 at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, August 24, 2014

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Picked up at Book Festival meetup - thanks! 


Journal Entry 6 by Cassandra2020 at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

6 out of 10

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch - Good

This was a happy find! Picked it up at a bookcrossing meetup purely because I liked the cover. I had no real idea what it was about until later. One reviewer suggested it was what would happen if Harry Potter grew up and joined the Police. Fantasy crime.

The story centres around PC Peter Grant, newly qualified and about to be assigned to a unit. One night he is involved in a murder enquiry where he appears to have taken a witness statement from a dead man. He finds himself assigned to Inspector Nightingale, the last wizzard in England. Together they investigate a series of murders and come into contact with all sorts of wierd and wonderful beings that live amongst us.

Engaging story (although a little obvious in places), nice level of humour, first of a series. If I happen upon the second, I'll read it, but I might not rush to find it when there are so many other books to chose from.

(Hmm, I may be doing a dis-service to this as I read it three books ago, really should have written this while it was fresh in my mind as now that I re-read what I've written, I'm sure I enjoyed it more than it sounds) 


Journal Entry 7 by Cassandra2020 at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, May 29, 2015

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Have decided to make this a bookray.

The forum post is here:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/20/518352

List:

Verns UK - UK
ziggythecat UK-> UK
Quadrat UK -> UK
Shahrun UK -> International
Merolia Greece -> EU <------ posted to
LilyKlip, Germany -> anywhere
Lesenmachtfroh, Germany -> anywhere

BaiLong, China -> anywhere
gaboyd, new zealand -> anywhere
peacemonger84 USA -> anywhere
 


Journal Entry 8 by Cassandra2020 at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, May 29, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (5/29/2015 UTC) at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom

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Posted out to Verns today. Happy travels, little book 


Journal Entry 9 by SEP-393294 at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, May 13, 2016

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Quick note to say I received the book this week, and I'm going to get it sent off as quickly as possible 


Journal Entry 10 by SEP-393294 at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

7 out of 10

there are a lot of really great things about this book!

great things:

* it's like an adult harry potter, with proper magic

* the references in detail to the history of rivers and london places that i know/walk past

* nice balance of humour and storyline/dialogue and action

not so good:

* about two-thirds of the way through the book, Peter falls and hurts his ankle seemingly badly. in the next few pages, he is running and kicking and doing crowd control hmmmm

* i preferred the character of Nightingale to the main character Peter. although Peter is important to suspend disbelief and narrate us along the story, i found Nightingale to be like some of Boris Akunin's characters (Fandorin) and was more interesting generally

* some of the jokes and false leads don't work very well, like the romance with his co-partner and the references to Peter's background. the references don't really lead anywhere or add much to the character as they're not hugely relevant to the character or story (just an opinion!) 


Journal Entry 11 by SEP-393294 at Bookring/ray in -- By post or by hand --, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (5/25/2016 UTC) at Bookring/ray in -- By post or by hand --, Greater London United Kingdom

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hope to send off tomorrow 


Journal Entry 12 by Shahrun at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Friday, May 27, 2016

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Arrived safely with me. Thanks to everyone who got it this far. I shall read it next and forward it on to the next reader soon as I can. 


Journal Entry 13 by Shahrun at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 07, 2016

9 out of 10

This was a fantastic surprise! I don't think I've ever read anything like it. What you have here is a masterful blend of real London, Metropolitan Policing and Magic! (Because everybody needs a bit of magic in their lives - or it would be so boring). He's done it so cleverly, you could almost believe it's real. But best of all was finding a book that kept me entertained because I honestly had no idea where it was going or where it would end up! I look forward to reading more in this series. 


Journal Entry 14 by Shahrun at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 07, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (6/7/2016 UTC) at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom

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Just parcelled this up to be posted on my lunch break tomorrow. I get to go (The London) Underground and this book gets to go to Greece!!! Luck book. 


Journal Entry 15 by Merolia at Halandri, Attica Greece on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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With me now, thank you for sending! Already started reading, going fast. 


Journal Entry 16 by Merolia at Halandri, Attica Greece on Monday, July 11, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (7/11/2016 UTC) at Halandri, Attica Greece

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I've got mixed feelings about this book. It was a very fast and pleasurable read, I liked the characters and the humor and I loved the descriptions of London ...but the plot was one big mess, at least the way I perceived it. Still, I'd be very happy to read the next of the series, even if it is only in order to meet these characters and their city again.

The book is now traveling to LilyKlip. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 17 by LilyKlip at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

3 out of 10

I'm really sorry. I forgot to make a journal entry. The book arrived with me weeks ago and I'm already about a third into it.

I gave up about halfway through. Can't really say why but the story didn't really interest me enough and neither did the characters. 


Journal Entry 18 by LilyKlip at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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Released 10 mos ago (11/15/2016 UTC) at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany

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Traveling again.  


Journal Entry 19 by wingLesenmachtfrohwing at Nürnberg, Bayern Germany on Friday, November 18, 2016

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Arrived today and has to wait a little to be read but I must admit to be curious.
Thank you for the ring and for shipping. 


Journal Entry 20 by wingLesenmachtfrohwing at Nürnberg, Bayern Germany on Thursday, December 08, 2016

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My first language is German, but I often read books in English.
This one wasn't an easy reader for me. If it hadn't been a ring I might have put away for a while. I enjoyed reading about all the streets and places of London which were quite familiar to me. (I have stopped counting my visits to London.) I liked to learn about all the hidden rivers of the town. I was amused to find ghost and wizards in a detective story but it's the weirdest story I have ever read and there were quite a few details I didn't understand.
Anyway the book was an interesting challenge for me, but I am not striving for the next part of the series. I might have a try with a German copy, if I ever find one.
I am happy this is a ring so I need not think about where to release it. Thanks for sharing. 


Journal Entry 21 by wingLesenmachtfrohwing at Nürnberg, Bayern Germany on Saturday, December 10, 2016

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Released 9 mos ago (12/10/2016 UTC) at Nürnberg, Bayern Germany

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Being shipped to China now.
Bonne lecture, BaiLong.

 


Journal Entry 22 by BaiLong at Shanghai, Shanghai China on Thursday, February 09, 2017

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Thanks for the book, and the fantastic package too! 


Journal Entry 23 by BaiLong at Shanghai, Shanghai China on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

8 out of 10

Loved it! Interresting scenario, great discovery of the city of London, intriguing characters.

Looking forward to the rest of the series! 


Journal Entry 24 by BaiLong at Given to the next BookCrosser on the list, Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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Safe travel little book, and enjoy the magic of your journey! 


Journal Entry 25 by gaboyd at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, March 24, 2017

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Received, today. Thank you
Have emailed peacemonger84, a couple of times. No reply.
Pail me, if you you like to be next. 


Journal Entry 26 by gaboyd at Holiday House in Hanmer Springs, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, August 18, 2017

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Released 1 mo ago (8/19/2017 UTC) at Holiday House in Hanmer Springs, Canterbury New Zealand

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Released while staying the night 


Journal Entry 27 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Received this a few days ago after the hurricane, and I finally got wifi back so I can come online to journal all the books!

Really glad to see this book, as like some of you, I've heard great things about this series. My library however does not carry it, so I am happy to receive this RABCK. Thank you, look forward to reading it as I am sure I will enjoy it tremendously.  


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