Welp, I've just read a book that surpasses Rivers of London
. Yes, I know that statement will piss more than a few people off here (although to be fair, there are plenty of books that I have read recently that surpass it), but take some consolation in that it surpassed it by a moderate rather than large margin.
That book is London Falling
by Paul Cornell. Ironic, how a novel with a not dissimilar premise written by another Doctor Who
author manages to do something just that little bit better.
Of course, it's probably a case of Your Mileage May Vary. Rivers of London
was a good book, anyway. I just felt London Falling
to be just a tad more accessible and...'real'? I mean, as real as you can get for a horror fantasy work. But it felt a little realer, so to speak. Or maybe I just prefer Paul Cornell's writing style to Ben Aaronovitch's.
I've lived for over 2000 years, and not all of them were good ones. I've made many mistakes. And it's about time I did something about that.
-The Twelfth Doctor, Doctor Who: Deep Breath