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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby high eight » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:39 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:I've just had a look at Ben's website, and he's currently reading the Merrily Watkins books by Phil Rickman, and thoroughly enjoying them.

If they're good enough for Ben..... :mrgreen:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_nos ... ly+Watkins


I can't get on with those at all. The Vicar of Dibley as written by a collaboration between Stephen King & Agatha Christie. :?

And Merrily Watkins' daughter needs a good slapping - she is one of the most annoying characters in literature.

Just my opinion. :whistle:
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:19 pm

Haven't finished the first one yet, so can't comment.......... yet!!
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby Quatermass » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:20 pm

I mentioned in another thread that I read Rivers of London. I felt it was a quite good, rather than a great, book, and the twist as to who the culprit at the end was quite a novel one. Unfortunately, I felt that Aaronovitch's pinnacle, as far as I read, was with his novelisation of his own Doctor Who story, Remembrance of the Daleks.

I have read four of his books, actually. Besides the aforementioned novelisation and Rivers of London, I have read his Doctor Who New Adventures, Transit and The Also People.
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby chris.ph » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:40 pm

new book coming out called broken homes, just preordered it :D
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:54 am

Ben Aaronovitch has stormed the bestseller list with his superb London crime series. A unique blend of police procedural, loving detail about the greatest character of all, London, and a dash of the supernatural.

In the new novel DC Peter Grant must head south of the river to the alien environs of Elephant and Castle. There's a murderer abroad and, as always when Grant's department are reluctantly called in by CID, there is more than a whiff of the supernatural in the darkness.

Full of warmth, sly humour and a rich cornucopia of things you never knew about London, Aaronovitch's series has swiftly added Grant's magical London to Rebus' Edinburgh and Morse's Oxford as a destination of choice for those who love their crime with something a little extra.


Out (or at least the electronic edition will be sent to your Kindle) on 27th June.
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby Catch-up » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:49 pm

No release date over here yet. Hope I don't have to wait too long!
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby YoungSam » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:55 am

I just recently discovered Ben and think he's great! I'm a big Harry Dresden fan so these were right down my alley. I'm also giving Charles Stross a try too.
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby Quatermass » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:08 am

MsUlaWil wrote:I just recently discovered Ben and think he's great! I'm a big Harry Dresden fan so these were right down my alley. I'm also giving Charles Stross a try too.


Ooh, Charles Stross is pretty damn good. The Laundry series starts with The Atrocity Archives, and the series mixes in Lovecraftian horror, espionage, and dark humour.
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby =Tamar » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:12 am

Catch-up wrote:No release date over here yet. Hope I don't have to wait too long!


His website says US February 2014 paperback. No hint of a hardcover for the US.
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby Catch-up » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:41 pm

Just found out he's going to be a guest at the con in Manchester! :D
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:58 pm

Stross's Halting States and Rule 37 are good. :mrgreen:
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby meerkat » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:54 pm

chris.ph wrote:new book coming out called broken homes, just preordered it :D



Chris, hardback or paperback? I love Ben A's books and they mix very nicely with Christopher Fowler-like (Bryant and May)writing.
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby pip » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:16 pm

So far off Meerkat that book came out last summer and is in all formats now I think. Next book is this summer and is called Foxglove Summer
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby chris.ph » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:54 pm

cheers pip, ive just preordered that as well :dance: :dance:
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby pip » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:42 am

I aim to please. ;)
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