Semi retired / worked mostly Nonprofits. Lv Blues into Rock & Roll Lv mysteries (mstly Pol procs) Lv Baseball / Played til 55 - umpd til 63
Well, I'm getting better at understanding English, as opposed to American. But...there are a number of "pop" references that I had to think about or check on. Maybe I'm getting too old, but it was worth it.
The narrator's ability to use different voices remains a virtual wonder, particularly as more characters are introduced into the arc of the story.
After reading this, 2nd in the series, I can't emphasize enough the advise that you read the series, beginning with the first book.
I really enjoyed Midnight Riot. The characters continue in Moon Over Soho but they're not quite as interesting. This happens all the time in all kinds of entertainment. The sequel never to equal the original. This may happens more often with complicated characters and that's what we have in the "Peter Grant" stories. Peter is still a non-conformist. He is still struggling with his place in society. But he has figured out a bunch of stuff too. Though I am no prude, I did find the sexual scenes a little too much. I think it is great premise and the narrator is excellent but it is hard to follow up such a good premiere book, movie, television show, album, you name it.
I was a Sci-Fi Geek before Big Bang made it cool. Love Mysteries, Fantasy, Horror, Steampunk, and Mash-ups.
Everything about this book makes it a great continuation of Peter's journey. The people, settings, and pace keep you wanting to keep going. Peter grows on you as we learn more and more information about magic and his and its place in the world.
I am really enjoying this series. Well crafted writing and a stellar performance by the narrator make for a tendency for me to devour the books continuously, gorging myself on delicious storyline after delicious storyline.
The performance is much improved over the first book so I think he has settled into it. I love the Jazz theme and the story lines travelogue explanations of London as I would never know it.
Had to give this series a second try, glad I did. Arronovitch has created a refreshing voice in the Wizard Detective genre. Just bought books three and four.
First book was a challenge to get through because of the narrator. He is significantly better in this book. The story is enjoyable.