Anyone whose been reading my blog for a while knows that I am an absolute freak when it comes to London. Favorite place on earth. And then you might wonder why it’s only after such a long time that I pick up this book, Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch even though it explores London in such depth. Well, I’ve only this year brought it over myself to move out of my YA safe space and to explore some more genres, like fantasy crime. Here are my first impressions!
I bought this book three days ago in Vienna and I would have read it in one go, but sadly didn’t have the time because we visited so many museums (third one later today!). But I’ve managed to read the first two chapters and am very positively delighted!
The story starts out great: a young policeman just about to start his career takes a witness statement from a ghost who claims to have seen the murder of a man whose head has been cut off – with a bat. Now he finds himself in a whole new situation that may or may not involve ghosts and a new world in London? Personally, I can’t wait to explore what this story has to offer because ghosts in London. It has so much to offer.
The characters are hilarious, greatly combined with the writing. It’s super serious one sentence and then totally gets you with an inappropriate comment the next, marvelously done! And British humor, which is the absolute best!
I can’t wait to continue and see what this book has in store for me, but it started out awesome. I hope it will be a great crime story, and I am very curious to see how the fantasy aspect will come to life!