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The Flight of the Silvers
The Flight of the Silvers
Price: £8.54

5.0 out of 5 stars [Clever Review Title] Silver, Flight Of The, 1 Sep 2014
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Fantastic book, great read, engrossing story.

The books starts off with a mystery to dip your toes into then dumps you into the deep end while you're not looking. It's got the whole ontological mystery angle down pat and while your brain is puzzling over those it's being treated to plenty of action and interpersonal fun.

No book is perfect, this is no exception (leers at you, Daniel Price) but this goes an awfully long way towards it.

Buy it. Read it. Learn to make your own decisions.

Zephyr: Phase Two
Zephyr: Phase Two
Price: £1.91

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Continued Fun, 22 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Zephyr: Phase Two (Kindle Edition)
My girlfriend is out of town and I am taking time away from porn to write this review. That's already as sincere as praise gets.

If you're reading this review then I hope you started by reading Zephyr: Phase One and are now considering Phase Two. If not go and read it. Trust me, it's a treat. For those debating buying Phase Two: do it. It follows on directly from the end of Phase One, is just as much fun and the writing has improved. The author had a few run-on sentences and sentences that started going somewhere then wandered off along the way in Phase One. He's stopped that. It's fast paced, exciting and delightfully self-aware. It's less than two pounds. Do you really need a cheap sandwich that badly?

Rivers of London
Rivers of London
by Ben Aaronovitch
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rivers In Brief, 13 Mar 2011
This review is from: Rivers of London (Hardcover)
What you need to know:

Plus Points:
* Great rollercoaster pacing draws you through the book.
* Deep plot with a mystery to solve and plenty of twists to throw you.
* Engaging characters who seem down to earth and not exaggerated.
* Elements of magic and the supernatural that blend into the story well.

Not-So-Plus points:
* Occasional use of expostion when dialogue would have made more sense and added flavour.
* Too little explanation: Despite the protaganist being new to the supernatural and having a wise mentor almost nothing is explained. What is magic? What are ghosts? This made it hard to solve the mystery myself, which I love to do.

Yes: you can compare it to The Dresden Files but it'd be like comparing The Bill to Burn Notice. It has more local colour and a better suspension of disbelief. Enjoy them both, it's not a competition.

On the whole a great read and well recommended. Read it. Enjoy it.

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