February 13, 2014 · 8:00 PM
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Last month's novel 'Rivers of London' received mixed reviews from the Speckled Band Bookers last night: "liked it", "surprised" and "crisp," it moved along with "a steady pace" and was described as very readable.
On the other hand, the character Peter Grant was seen to be "one dimensional" with suggestions that the writer had ignored any problems connected with the Grant's bi-raciality. On the hole, several people also thought that the fantasy aspects of the urban fantasy genre hadn't been thought through and the main theme wasn't really resolved.
In February we will discuss 'The Man in the Queue' by Josephine Tey. The theme is Daggers, Poison and Revolvers: Novels from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction and it was chosen by Andrew.