There s something going bump on the Metropolitan lineand Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly who to call.It s PC Peter Grant s speciality .Only it s than going bump Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter making the follow up interviews rather difficult So with a little help from Abigail and Toby the ghost hunting dog, Peter and Jaget are heading out on a ghost hunting expedition.Because finding the ghost and deciphering their urgent message might just be a matter of life and death....
|Title||:||The Furthest Station: A PC Grant Novella (English Edition)|
|Publisher||:||Gollancz 28 September 2017|
|Number of Pages||:||188 Pages|
|File Size||:||891 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Furthest Station: A PC Grant Novella (English Edition) Reviews
So I love Ben's writing and obviously I don't hate this novella because it's Peter Grant and London and magic. BUT it took me longer to finish this one than any of the novels because it did not hold me captive in that way and was a bit slow in the beginning. (And expensive.)Ben is still my "auto-buy" author but I like this one the least from the whole bunch.
Couldn't wait to hold the latest Peter novel in my hands - and was badly disappointed by the shallow story and the superficial and bloodless characters. Not much left of the usual witty and ironic dialogues I grew to love so much during the first 5 stories. Neither Bev nor Nightingale make their appearences and they are dearly missed. Seemingly, 118 pages are just not enough to develop an exciting plot and amusing characters.IMHO an epic fail, esp. in comparison to the previous ones.
First of all, I loved the writing, which was just as great as in every other PC Grant novel. The pace was quite good, the dialogues were as funny as I remembered them from the other books and I was able to follow the story even though I didn't read any of the available comics.The problem I have is that I would have loved to know more about the main story of the whole franchise. It moves so exhaustingly slow, I can't even surely remember what was the last thing that happend with the Faceless Man or Lesley. The next time a book in this series continues the "actual" story I might very well need a Netflix-like "Previously on...the Rivers of London".This whole piece of literature feels like the short, overpriced, though well made DLC (that I never asked for) for a game I'm a huge fan of.
Pretty standard stuff from Aaroonovitch. Reads like it is only the introduction to a longer story or a converted comic book script. Not worth the ammount of money it is asking at it's price...
Again Ben Aaronovitch has delivered a wonderful PC Grant story that kept me spell-bound and chuckling. I am continually checking the London map or trying to guess which movie, book or song has just been quoted or referenced to. I for one am a big fan and can only recommend the book and the series. The only negative thing about the book? It's too short ;-)
First off: I could/should have read the product page more thoroughly, but seeing that slim envelope in the mail while expecting a book was a real shocker. The story is ok, but all in all I felt a bit cheated by paying for a full book which in effect is just a third of a book and misses a lot of the characters I got used to like.144 pages as described on Amazon sound okay-ish, but there is no mention that the last 22 pages are used for an interview with the author... that somehow adds insult to injury...damn
Leider nur 118 Seiten lang.... wo ist der Rest?? Hatte mich auf ein ausgiebiges Lesevergnügen gefreut, die Story hat mir trotzdem gefallen.
A bit short and not as elaborate as the previous stories, but absolutely worth it. But read the others first, if you haven't already