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Postby chris.ph » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:55 pm

ive just had a nose around ben's home page and im pleased to say there is another novel coming out next year (ish after the wait for the last one) called "Broken Homes" no other info on it yet tho
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby pip » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:33 pm

Provisional release date is 20th June 2013 . I'll beleive it when its closer after the setbacks on the previous book

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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:22 pm

What sort of writer is he? What genre does he write?
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby chris.ph » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:05 pm

comedic serious magical murders :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby Catch-up » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:22 pm

Sounds familiar, but I don't think I've read anything by him. I'll have to give one a try.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:48 pm

I remember that they all take place in or around London, a sort of English Harry Dresden.
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby Selkie » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:55 pm

I think this is the author they've been talking about on the stamp forum - Rivers of London? - he certainly gets a thumbs up there :)
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby Catch-up » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:23 pm

Oh! That's why he sounds familiar. There are three of his books on our library network, but not Rivers of London.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:56 pm

He was one of the Authors attending the BFS Fantasycon this year but not as a GOH , I did not buy any of his books to get them signed though. :)
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby chillicamper » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:47 am

I've read Rivers of London and the other 2. A good fun read. Harry potter grows up and meets The Bill - mix of magic and police procedural.
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby pip » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:12 am

Its a gritty police series which includes a lot of magic and is set firmly in London . They are very good reads and i'd recommend them to anyone. :D
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:39 am

What Pip said.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

The rest of us are a bit crap.
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby pip » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:56 am

And theres a huge Terry Pratchett reference in the Third book :D
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby Selkie » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:15 am

ok, you sold me - I'm ordering!!!
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Re: ben aaronovitch

Postby pip » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:23 am

Good call :D
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