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Fun supernatural police procedural, but nothing new to see. Just move along...,
This review is from: London Falling (James Quill 1) (Paperback)
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Paul Cornell is a cracking writer: his comic scripts are witty,clever and sensitive. His TV writing is sharp and well focussed. Unfortunately, this book is not. The premise is sound, if unoriginal- a group of mismatched urban detectives are flung into conflict with the supernatural. A neat idea, which allows him to blend tough urban dialogue with inventive fantasy tropes. here though, it just doesn't quite work. The opening is turgid and confusing. Persevere, and it livens up considerably, especially once the supernatural elements come into play. And then it sort of ends, ready for a sequel.
It's not bad: Cornell's too good a writer for that,but it never really takes off and fulfills the promise of the blurb. Worth reading, but it won't revolutionise the genre. Shame...