Midnight Riot, Review

1 Mar

Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch

Plot: Probationary Constable Peter Grant hopes to become a detective, but is instead assigned a desk job in the Case Progression Unit. It soon becomes clear, however, that he has talents that his assessors hadn’t considered: namely, the ability to see ghosts. Though the premise of this book is exciting, there are simply too many characters to keep track of. Each of them separately would make a great novel; all of them combined makes an awful one. Aaronovitch also makes near-constant references to Harry Potter– spurring Diana Gabaldon to remark that Midnight Riot is “what would happen if Harry Potter grew up and joined the fuzz” -but leading to a very, very dull novel.

This novel had great potential, but was ultimately scattered and unoriginal.

Stars: 2



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