Ben Aaronovitch: A magic London

Rivers of London

by Ben Aaronovitch

Reviewed by Giulia Bertelli

 

If you want to read the books of Ben Aaronovitch, it’s better if you buy all of them because when you finish one, you will have to read the next one.
Rivers of London takes you in a little bit different version of our world: there’s magic. Nothing so strange, just something some people can do and find in the world. Ben Aaronovitch jokes about…well about everything, but in a good way. He compares this magic to Harry Potter (of course); he makes jokes about the police (oh yeah, the main character is a policemen and it’s great  to see how magic compares with that: not so good). Reading about Ben Aaronovitch’s magic feels like you’re reading something normal. It makes sense. Rivers of London is the first book in the series and you can find out about magic with the constable.

Moon over Soho

by Ben Aaronovitch

In the  second book, Moon Over Soho, you will get to know more of that world together with a bit of London jazz scene. The main story goes on with new mystery even if you can solve a murder, maybe you can’t solve the bigger mystery. Maybe it’s that that makes great this series.
In fact, I can’t really explain to you any single book alone, you have to read all of them (you will want to read all of them).

Whispers Underground

by Ben Aaronovitch


In the third one, Whispers Underground, Ben Aaronovitch takes you underground (you woudn’t say eh?). New characters, same old story: great books, the discovery goes on in the end you will want to read the next one, but you won’t, we have to wait.
When I finished Whispers Underground I didn’t notice it, it’s like the story goes on a pause, it will go on just in another book.
When this book starts, the constable and we had found out about all of this just some months ago, all the events happen in a bunch of days and I don’t know why but I like that.
So, if you like mysteries this series suits you. If you like to read good stories that move smoothly this is perfect.

A note: Ben Aaronovitch wrote some episodes of Doctor Who, to me it was crucial to start to read his books.

Rivers of London, kindle edition

Moon Over Soho, kindle edition

Whispers Underground, kindle edition

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