Moon Over Soho

☆ Moon Over Soho õ Ben Aaronovitch - Moon Over Soho, Moon Over Soho The song That s what London constable and sorcerer s apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins part time jazz drummer and full time accountant who dropped dea
  • Title: Moon Over Soho
  • Author: Ben Aaronovitch
  • ISBN: 9780575097605
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Hardcover

☆ Moon Over Soho õ Ben Aaronovitch, Moon Over Soho, Ben Aaronovitch, Moon Over Soho The song That s what London constable and sorcerer s apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins part time jazz drummer and full time accountant who dropped dead of a heart attack while playing a gig at Soho s Club The notes of the old jazz standard are rising from the body a sure sign that something about the man s death was nThe song Tha ☆ Moon Over Soho õ Ben Aaronovitch - Moon Over Soho, Moon Over Soho The song That s what London constable and sorcerer s apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins part time jazz drummer and full time accountant who dropped dea
  • ☆ Moon Over Soho õ Ben Aaronovitch
    448Ben Aaronovitch
Moon Over Soho

About Author

  1. Ben Aaronovitch s career started with a bang writing for Doctor Who, subsided in the middle and then, as is traditional, a third act resurgence with the bestselling Rivers of London series.Born and raised in London he says that he ll leave his home when they prise his city out of his cold dead fingers.

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  1. Dear Peter Grant, you are about to knock Harry Dresden off his pedestal And that s not an easy thing to say for me, a devout Dresdenite But this book was just that much fun.Should I call myself a Grantite now How about a hug then Oh wait For a terrifying moment I thought he was going to hug me, but fortunately we both remembered we were English just in time Still, it was a close call How can a true nerd like me NOT love this book and its protagonist Peter Grant, a wisecracking apprentice magicia [...]

  2. Men have died for this music.You can t get serious than that Dizzy GillespieSo this is not my general genre of book But in a range of dark books this is very welcome out of the box fun book I had to get used to Peter Grant of Ben Aaronovitch, convinced by my friend Caro M to give it a go Peter Grant is a junior magician Fun Sounds like Harry Potter Well it isn t It s a bit raw and pretty d mn funny Love the scenes of London, one of my favorite cities, colourful impressions of Soho A fun distra [...]

  3. If I had to describe this series in a few words it probably would be the following Dark, magical, creepy, humorous, intriguing and unique.I love the fact that Ben Aaronovitch just took the usual fantasy wizard tropes and placed them in the setting of present day London He mixed them up with vampires, history, creepy immortals, Jazz and a than just good portion of very British humour The space is crisscrossed at random intervals by escalators, presumably because the architects felt that disorien [...]

  4. My review of Moon of Soho.Holdbrook Smith continues to shine as a narrator His vocal talent brings both Peter and the many people he interacts with to live in a way one doesn t quite get while reading First time he voices Leslie using her iPad text to speech function was brilliant However, when he voiced Leslie speaking on the phone, I found it partly unintelligible but still good When Leslie later spoke in person with Peter, voicing was back to brilliant I have to say, I loved his voicing of Ja [...]

  5. Moon Over Soho is an enjoyable, satisfying sopho entry into the Peter Grant series about a London constable who is now working in magical law enforcement Peter calls on Leslie after the brutal ending of the first book As he leaves, he s called to the morgue where Dr Walid wants Peter to note the definite vestigia about a dead man Peter gets a clear sound of jazz sax, the kind of clue that only comes with strong magic The team is still trying to protect Nightingale, recovering from a gunshot woun [...]

  6. Onvan Moon Over Soho Peter Grant, 2 Nevisande Ben Aaronovitch ISBN 575097604 ISBN13 9780575097605 Dar 375 Safhe Saal e Chap 2011

  7. Yes, now we re talking I could not give 4 to the first book in the series although I wanted to I became an instant fan of the writing, the world, the humor and felt in total sink with the author s love for London, which can be observed in every page My problem was with the plot which was all over the place I am happy to say that this is no longer the case most of the time in Moon over Soho and the novel gets from me the praise it deserves Peter Grant is a great character and I cannot wait to rea [...]

  8. Beware this review is infected with spoilers I was eager to put my hands on this book to feel the magic of Moon over Soho And it didn t disappoint Though it had less jokes but had feelings and passion Peter Grant developed as a wizard apprentice It s his time to shine With two new cases it s a really ridiculous and fun mess For example, why do we need simple vampires when there are view spoiler jazz vampires hide spoiler It may sound absurd, but Mr Aaronovitch makes it so awesome and witty Oh [...]

  9. Men have died for this music.You can t get serious than that Dizzy GillespieJazz monsters.Ben Aaronovitch is laying down a cool, smooth GROOVE of an urban fantasy The kind of prose, that if it were music, would sound smoky and stylish and would be jazz Body and Soul Aaronovitch s second Peter Grant mystery works because this is a police procedural that has urban fantasy elements and made better by the inclusion of modern day magic, but not because of it I think where some practitioners of the U [...]

  10. Jazz music and vampires combined results into a new problem for constable Peter Grant.I liked this way better than the first novel in the series The characters were developed here and it didn t tackle on introducing them any I liked how the author gave us a deeper story about Peter s life and family The plot as a whole was a bit okay It wasn t phenomenal but I was entertained throughout the novel The major plot twist in the end was shocking for me, because I was reading it at 6 am Don t ask why [...]

  11. Must love jazz.Well, not really, but I could almost taste the love for jazz throughout this novel Peter s dad was once a jazz legend, after all, and so it s not so hard to have his son pick up a bit of the love, if not the talent This aspect of the novel was pretty nigh awesome Flitting around the London Jazz scene, hunting down Jazz vampires you know, those pesky varmints that nest in the musician s ear and suck out their brains and make them do really stupid thingsOr something like that Maybe [...]

  12. I got pushed into reading this slightly earlier than I had intended but my mother is here for a visit, and she started to read the first book, and as she neared the end, there started to be threats about what might happen if I didn t hurry up and finish this one Threats of booknapping Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook

  13. Almost literally, unless it grew legs and bolted when I wasn t looking, Moon Over Soho hit the ground running from whereRivers of London left us Not only does Ben Aaronovitch make it as smoothly readable as its predecessor to the point where I was often having to cover up the next page with hands and or arms , but this one truly feels like part of a larger story, doubtless to continue on and reward our patience handsomely in the following books, as opposed to a smaller, self contained one that d [...]

  14. PC Peter distracted Grant is back on his second case, or cases, as multiple odd things are happening Peter spends much of his time in this book totally under the sway of a woman who was the lover of a murder victim That Peter totally ignores his training and, um, fraternizes shall we say, with this woman should indicate that something s up And it is What I enjoyed on this reread a Peter investigates the odd occurrences and provides his wry, humorous commentary on a variety of things, including t [...]

  15. 4ish stars I m so pleased I continued with the series Usually unless the first in a series is at least a 4 star book, I don t bother Midnight Riot Rivers of London was a not quite 4 star read for me, although I could recognize its potential.The audiobook narrator, Kobna Holdbrook Smith was one of the biggest factors in my decision to continue I honestly just love listening to him read If I could choose anyone to read bedtime stories to me each night, he d be top five, easy The plotting, which wa [...]

  16. Sequel to Rivers of London aka in the US Midnight Riot, which I read and reviewed here last week, and which I would link if I could figure out how Start with that one, not this one, but you may as well pick up all three while you re at it It will save steps 3, now in my library queue, is titled Whispers Underground No sopho slump here, I m happy to report Upon longer consideration, what the prior book and this one also remind me of is the movie Men in Black the good first one, not the weirdly in [...]

  17. 4 1 2 stars, rounded down because I m not sure all the mysteries in this one quite got cleared up satisfactorily But it was still a great read Another amazing whirlwind with Peter Grant The mysteries were gripping, Peter s further discoveries about the magical world were fascinating, and I just love spending time in his head and in the atmosphere of these books Definitely recommended, and I can hardly wait to get on to Book Three.

  18. 3 1 2 starsWhenever I contemplate continuing a series that I love, there s always that little bit of anxiety in the back of my mind will this one live up to the rest Will I have to abandon yet another series Well, if any of you out there are worried about this one, be at ease This installment is lovely and I have no doubt that fans of the first book will enjoy this one just as much.At the end of Midnight Riot aka, Rivers of London , Peter had just learned of a rather ferocious new murder In this [...]

  19. I m just going to go with 5 stars.In which Peter leads with, not his brain, but another part of his anatomy, but still has time to Educate the reader about a the London Met s methods love the telephone book , b the benefits of wearing Doc Martens, and c the jazz scene in London, Remind Nightingale about what being a copper is about, and Stick by his friend, Lesley May, and treat her with sensitivity and respect.I like Peter, who is a wry, sarcastic bugger with a cheeky sense of humour Nightingal [...]

  20. Executive Summary Another enjoyable entry in this series Good but not great Short and fun 3.5 Stars.Audio book Kobna Holdbrook Smith is once again a perfect fit for this book Not only does his normal voice seem to spot on for Peter Grant, but he does a great job with the other characters as well He totally makes audio the only way to go for this series IMHO.Full ReviewThe biggest praise I can offer this book, is the fact that I plan to continue on with the series Pretty much every other Urban Fa [...]

  21. So I remember I was not totally convinced by the first book in this series and thought I would probably not move on to the sequel Well I did move on and I find these books are growing on me I am starting to find Peter and Nightingale interesting and this book, after it got over imparting huge amounts of jazz knowledge that I really did not need, became very interesting indeed Peter is developing some quite effective magical skills and by the end of the book seems to have gained another possible [...]

  22. I don t know what it is about the Peter Grant series, but this is only the second installment and already I am completed addicted I ve not been a fan of urban fantasy for very long, but over the years I have come to appreciate the particular brand of fun and fluffiness that s so characteristic of books like this They re reliable entertainment I know even before I crack the cover that I ll have a good time, and I m hardly ever disappointed As it happens, Moon Over Soho was even better than I expe [...]

  23. In this second in the series, young London constable Peter Grant is slowly advancing in his apprenticeship to the aging wizard Nightingale, who consults on all the cases crimes that may involve magic He is called in when a murder of a jazzman in Soho is too bizarre to be committed by a normal criminal view spoiler Castration by means of vagina dentata, which is what is sounds like hide spoiler Further investigation reveals that jazzman have died mysteriously over the years Is this some form of [...]

  24. I read Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch for the Magical Realism square.Please note that some things mentioned below may spoil the events in book 1 Moon Over Soho is the second book in the Peter Grant series Due to a lot of us participating in Halloween bingo are reading this book, I am just going to keep this to a high level review.First, I really liked all of the characters Peter, Leslie, Nightingale, Peter s mom and dad, the jazz band guys.Peter though I found to be way than a little naive i [...]

  25. I very much enjoy the world of this series the story is leading us through the trials of a police force in an increasingly magical London very well However, I spent much of this volume frustrated and annoyed with the main character.Peter is an amusing fellow with a scientific turn of mind, always trying to unpick and understand how magic works But he spends much of this book completely failing to _think_ view spoiler Investigating what appears to be a female jazz vampire killing jazz musicians, [...]

  26. Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma which reading list to follow it up with Variety is the spice of life, so I ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously This book falls into my FINISHING THE SERIES list.I loves me a good series But I m terrible for starting a new series before finishing my last so this reading list is all about trying to close out those series I ve got on the go.Normally I m pretty good at reviewing a book, if not imm [...]

  27. Peter Grant, the wizard apprentice PC, is back in a second mystery this time centred around the deaths of jazz musicians We get a lot of musical references here, a bit of jazz history and most importantly great fun in the wonderfully set up universe Peter Grants magical education is coming along, however his relationships with women are not But that is to be expected You get to know about his parents and also the Folly and Nightingale So the magical universe is fleshed out a bit , but not enou [...]

  28. 9 10Loving this series after only two books It s a perfect mesh of awesome narration and awesome storytelling coming together They ve been two of the best audiobooks I ve listened to and there s no way I d pick any of this series up in print now.Jazz vampires are present throughout this book and sort of sums up the series for me in its quirky way but serious at the core There are elements of the story which build on things from the previous book and returning characters too which all adds depth [...]

  29. I love Ben Aaronovitch Love I haven t been this excited about a series in quite a while Harry Dresden, yes, and Mercy Thompson, but I think the only comparison is the sheer happiness each new Harry Potter brought To which there is a certain irony.I have kept a List of my authors since I started realizing I needed a way to keep track of what I had and hadn t read by writers I liked, a pre internet attempt to make sure that I didn t miss anything Probably two thirds of the writers on The List are [...]

  30. I read the first in this series some time ago and these have languished on my to be read list ever since Mr Aaronovitch writes a good story I like this one and have moved directly on to the next.There will be some at least minor spoilers for the first book in this review I am going forward on the assumption that if you re reading the review of the second book you have read the first if not be aware that you may find out things about the first novel in the series.Our hero here, Police Constable a [...]

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