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He loves London and loves his job. Which is not what he expected.,
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This review is from: Moon Over Soho (Peter Grant) (Mass Market Paperback)
To begin with, Aaronovitch writes really well and his protagonist is likeable: intelligent, slightly geeky, and charming. The magic in his London co-exists with cell phones and iPads (which, rather as in William Gibson, date-stamp this book for all time). Actually, co-exists is not quite the right word, since one of Peter Grant's problems in life is not blowing the chips of computers around him, as well as paperwork and not seriously upsetting his superiors. He deals with these difficulties more successfully than Harry Dresden has so far, but he has more allies, better luck with women, and a well-drawn family. Although all is not gas and gaiters, Aaronovitch is less relentlessly noir than either Butcher or Mike Carey and less supernatural than Richard Kadrey. I like all of these books but it's nice not to feel doomed sometimes.
Moon Over Soho picks up a short time after the events of Midnight Riot, which you may need to read to understand some of the characterization in this book.
I read the first book only a couple of weeks ago, and I was impatient to read the next one. It did not disappoint and now I want more.