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False Value by Ben Aaronovitch
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really liked it
bookshelves: audiobooks, british, fantasy, fiction, mystery-thriller, paranormal

I mostly really enjoyed this book as an urban fantasy/ police procedural, performed by the always excellent Kobna Holdbrook-Smith. But l am feeling conflicted about reading books like this now, that have a police officer as a heroic main character (even a Black one, as is Peter Grant) and are by white authors. Even with a Black audiobook narrator.

It would be nice if the novels dealt with police brutality and police racism, or at the very least if Aaronovtich acknowledged he's a white person making money off writing a Black character and portraying the police in a positive light. It doesn't sit well with me.
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Reading Progress

March 2, 2020 – Shelved
March 2, 2020 – Shelved as: to-read
March 2, 2020 – Shelved as: audiobooks
March 2, 2020 – Shelved as: british
March 2, 2020 – Shelved as: fantasy
March 2, 2020 – Shelved as: fiction
March 2, 2020 – Shelved as: mystery-thriller
March 2, 2020 – Shelved as: paranormal
May 24, 2020 – Started Reading
May 25, 2020 –
10.0% "I really want to read this, but I also don't want it to end, because it's the most recent book in the series so there are no more after this one!"
May 27, 2020 –
25.0% "Aaahhh I love Peter Grant / Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Peter!"
June 1, 2020 – Finished Reading

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