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All the right ingredients; poor finish,
This review is from: Rivers of London: 1 (Paperback)
I'll have to admit I didn't quite end up finishing this book - I got about 90% of the way through before finally throwing in the towel due to sheer frustration. There are a handful of books I've not quite finished, but this was the first that I was in some ways sorry to put down. The subject matter and plot description spoke of exactly the kind of tale I usually devour but for one reason or another it just didn't work.
To be fair, the first part of the book is entertaining enough. Nothing spectacular but learning about the new characters and the key plot elements keeps you engaged for a while. Unfortunately, once introduced they seem to all merge together in a seemingly random pattern of sometimes meaningless encounters. After the about half way through the book you begin to stop caring about some of the participants and shortly after that they become entirely forgettable.
I really wanted to like this book but at the end of the day there are far better ways to spend your time.