Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovitch: Preview (Flippin' Rozzers)

A-hahahahaha! Smug git.
Rozzers. They are getting younger, bigger and cleverer. Probably at a speed slightly slower than rats (for two of the three anyway). Always there when you don't need them and eager to be somewhere else when you do. Some have been replaced by cameras, showing that inanimate objects are generally more effective than them. Rozzers.

This wild rambling abuse of the Keepers of the Queens piece Peace is badly thought out introduction to the next book we will be reviewing, Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch which is about a copper. Who is a wizard.

Need I say more? Ok, it is about a probationary constable in the MET (Metropolitan Police Service (London Filth)) who discovers he is a bit wizardy and joins the wizard branch of the MET (the flying squad? Arf arf!). I'm already  quite a bit in and it is really good, and not just because it mentions boobs. The cover is very good, it looks like something I would have drawn in my old job while very bored and slightly insane.

Also coming up, reviews of some if not all of the following.

The Double Life by Cora Parry: Orphan girl creates double life so she can nick stuff.

Broken, Lisa Jones: Something about an Indian Reservation.

The Guardians, Andrew Pyper: Remember that haunted house you knew as a kid? It's on the front of this book and given me the willies (and not in a good way!)

The Tiger's Wife, Téa Obreht: haunting story of a young doctor in a Balkan country. Hmmmm, I need to find more books about skeleton detectives.

and to sign off a video of the Manic Street Preachers sing a song related vaguely to the police.



Laughing policeman picture nicked from here.

Cheers,

Mark

P.S. Only kidding all my lovely friends who are coppers. I like you really. Even when you confiscated those stolen DVDs and kept them for yourselves.