The Rivers of London

The Rivers of London

Found it in the sale bin at Half Price Books.

Rivers of London

Rivers of London

While in the UK it’s a book, for the US market, it was adapted as a series of comics. Graphic novels. It’s better as a book, to me.

Really a rhetorical question, but what other book shares a similar history? Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson.

As a fairly recent novel, it does still capture images, sights, and sites of London, the way I remember them.

Portions of the book do make me laugh, out loud, which is not a very British reaction. Digging around on Amazon prompted a more careful assessment of the book I had in hand, which, as it turned out, was a UK version, and that explained the weird spelling, and non-American-standardized punctuation, think ‘single quotes’ instead of proper “double quotes,” yet another quaint colonial affectation we have here in America.

Borrowing from elsewhere, London’s always been, to me, a place so steeped in history that it must have just such ghost, goblins, and magic, running amuck.

The Rivers of London

The first in a series, don’t n]know if I’ll follow up with the rest, but the first was bloody good.

Rivers of London – Body Work #1 – Ben Aaronovitch

Rivers of London

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