Review – Moon Over Soho

Posted 13 February, 2015 by in Reviews / 7 Comments

Cover of Moon Over Soho by Ben AaronovitchMoon Over Soho, Ben Aaronovitch
Review from August 12th, 2011

I found Moon Over Soho more compelling than Rivers of London, somehow. It was a bit unputdownable, which is a quality I’ve been missing in my books lately, so that’s nice. Yeah, Peter’s led round by his dick here, too, and fails to think about things because he’s too busy having sex with them, and yeah, he’s got serious manpain over Leslie, who he also makes do all his menial work, but… The plot moved at a decent pace, and set up some plot threads which will no doubt be ongoing.

It still reminds me of the Dresden Files, and I’m still not enamoured of the treatment of the female characters, but it didn’t irritate me as much as I expected — I think I’ll continue reading this series. (Mind you, I didn’t give up on the Dresden Files right away, so there’s still time for it to annoy me.)

I read it more or less all in one go — in three sessions, in one day — so that’s definitely a bit better than the first book, which took me seven reading sessions over just over a week’s time. So if you were only planning to pick up Moon Over Soho if it was better than Rivers of London, showing that bit of improvement, well, it does.

Rating: 3/5

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7 Responses to “Review – Moon Over Soho”

  1. Cait

    Ooh, that’s good news that it was better than the first book! If I don’t like first books in series I often don’t continue..bah, my bad. >.> There are just so many books to read, right?!
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

  2. I love these books! But I can see where you’re coming from with your issues. Hopefully the next couple of books will impress you a bit more, they’re definitely worth continuing. My favorite book was actually the one that just came out, so it’s a series that continues to get better, at least in my eyes.

    • I did enjoy the later ones a lot more (reviews upcoming over the next couple of weeks — my old reviews only get posted on Fridays). To the point where I bought the newest one right away!

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