Rivers of London: Body Work, #1

Rivers of London: Body Work, #1

ALTERNATE COVER ART PRIOR TO PUBLICATION.Peter Grant is one of only two members of a very special branch of London's Metropolitan Police. He is, in fact, pretty much a wizard and it's his job to investigate those shadowy crimes that involve urban vampires, weird folk in the underground and, in this case, why cars are suddenly taking on lives of their own and killing innoce...

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Title:Rivers of London: Body Work, #1
Author:Ben Aaronovitch
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Edition Language:English

Rivers of London: Body Work, #1 Reviews

  • Lizzy

    Amazingly written; super engaging. First book that I "couldn't put down" in a while.

  • Denise

    Nearly perfect! Loved the last few cells!

  • Sylvia

    <3

  • Mark

    buying this on payday this friday.

    finally got around to buying this just today, spent a very enjoyable afternoon reading it after xmas dinner.

    nice to see Peter between books. Can't wait for the next novel and comic in this superb series of books.

  • Orient

    It was good to taste Mr. Aaronovitch humor once more and get back to Peter Grant :) Nice short story. The pics were quite nice, almost all character were beautifully drawn :)

  • Rozina

    This first graphic novel edition of Ben Aaronovitch’s books was a consistent blend between fantasy and crime, two of my favorite genres. Since I haven’t read his books serie yet, I’ve found this edition enjoyable, interesting until the end but too short. Also the plot was brief and now I want more! :) Hopefully, the next graphic novels will deliver more.

  • Mark

    The books creeped in under the radar, the police constable that found his way into this special squad within the London police department that was aimed at the more supernatural affairs within the kingdom of England. It is a little crew that is fighting the more supernatural crime in their own way.

    This is a collection of a short series based upon the book series created by Aaronovitch whose big claim to fame is of course his involvement with the classic but brilliant series called Doctor Who.

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    The books creeped in under the radar, the police constable that found his way into this special squad within the London police department that was aimed at the more supernatural affairs within the kingdom of England. It is a little crew that is fighting the more supernatural crime in their own way.

    This is a collection of a short series based upon the book series created by Aaronovitch whose big claim to fame is of course his involvement with the classic but brilliant series called Doctor Who.

    An opening of a new universum from the books into comics, not unlike the Dresden files has doen, but this universe is somewhat less obvious a more subtle version than Harry Dresden.

    This book has some of Kings' "Christine" the book about the haunted automobile in its veins and yet dares to go different. A nice little comic intro in the world of "Rivers of London". A nice advertisement to read the books, which by the way are pretty good.

  • Lynne King

    What on earth possessed me to read this zany book? I actually think that I must have had a brainstorm.

    Yes, I am indeed a lover of London and it looks as if Ben Aaronovitch's raison d'etre is to talk about London but then enough becomes enough as I'm certainly not into vampires. It really is not my genre but I must confess that anything magical still continues to intrigue me.

    Do I like this book? I'm really not sure and so why I continued to read it is completely beyond me.

    Probationary constable P

    What on earth possessed me to read this zany book? I actually think that I must have had a brainstorm.

    Yes, I am indeed a lover of London and it looks as if Ben Aaronovitch's raison d'etre is to talk about London but then enough becomes enough as I'm certainly not into vampires. It really is not my genre but I must confess that anything magical still continues to intrigue me.

    Do I like this book? I'm really not sure and so why I continued to read it is completely beyond me.

    Probationary constable Peter Grant meets Inspector Nightingale, who actually is a wizard with his own department within the police force. So Peter becomes an apprentice. Bizarre things happen, including a poor unsuspecting baby that is tossed out onto the lawn. Fair enough but some of these magical endeavours reminded me of Harry Potter and when the King of the Thames River entered the equation, well it was all too much for me.

    Now don't get me wrong, I'm sure that many people will absolutely adore this book, and it is a part of a series, and many of my friends love it, but regrettably for me, well it is sheer zaniness and insanity.

    Apologies to the author.

  • Antonomasia

    (3.5-4 ?)

    How often do you see an adaptation in which nearly all the characters look the way you imagined them*? Well, apparently it can happen!

    This is only a single-issue [sorry!], not much there, but I like the way they've used such a mundane,

    type setting of a dodgy mechanic and scrap-metal yard. Same wit as you'd expect from the originals, but I missed the fast-talking presence of the novels - just not enough words here. (Though the sense of slowed pace might simply have been because

    (3.5-4 ?)

    How often do you see an adaptation in which nearly all the characters look the way you imagined them*? Well, apparently it can happen!

    This is only a single-issue [sorry!], not much there, but I like the way they've used such a mundane,

    type setting of a dodgy mechanic and scrap-metal yard. Same wit as you'd expect from the originals, but I missed the fast-talking presence of the novels - just not enough words here. (Though the sense of slowed pace might simply have been because this was a pain to scroll through. Not the creators' fault.)

    The only time it really took advantage of the comic format was the panel caricaturing a twentysomething girl from Croydon with a couple of minor convictions as a noir femme fatale. (Main characters might have looked right, but with that background and a banker boyfriend, I reckon she should have had reality-star style straightened hair & fake tan, not that oh-so-MOR sensible bob.)

    Wasn't expecting A Short History of BMW at the end there, but I'm not one to reject bonus random factoids, especially delivered in a jaunty style that harks back to Usborne books.

    * They even gave Grant the furrowed brow and the wide eyes. But Stephanopoulous & Nightingale's hair colours were the wrong way round.

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