Slow Motion Ghosts

Slow Motion Ghosts

______________ 'Imagine True Detective, with its nightmarishly-unsettling murder investigation, but set in the south of England in the 1980s, then you?re some way to getting a handle on the rather unique tone Noon has brought to this crime story' Independent A viciously occult murder. A curious clue left on the body. The soundtrack to the murder still playing... _____________ It ______________ 'Imagine True Detective, with its nightmarishly-unsettling murder investigation, but se...

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Slow Motion Ghosts Reviews

  • Trey Lane
    Feb 23, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

  • Mikael
    Mar 13, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

    England. 11th April 1981. While the music charts bubble with the froth of Bucks Fizz, Shakin? Stevens, Adam and the Ants and The Nolans, London ? at least the place south of the river called Brixton ? is aflame with violence, racial hatred and mayhem. As the police struggle to co...

    Slow Motion Ghosts is a detective mystery thriller packed with twists and turns, set against the political and musical backdrop of 1981. Music is at the core of the story, as we follow Detective Hobbes who is on a mission to investigate the death of short-lived superstar Lucas Bell as ...

    I love the writing of Jeff Noon, and this book was no exception. However, this is a departure for him in terms of the genre, as this is a straight up crime/murder-mystery. A really good one, without a doubt, but knowing his other work I kept secretly hoping it would veer off into even ...

    I think maybe I need a new shelf for 'disappointing crime novels' as I seem to have read so many recently. Given Noon's admirable track reckon in science fiction, I had high hopes for this but alas they were not to be fulfilled. Despite it's 400 or so pages it all just seems very sketc...

    Not familiar with Jeff Noon?s previous works, this was a one off for me. SLOW MOTION GHOSTS was disappointing. The whole setting in 1981 of rock music tied to an apparent rock star suicide years before was just baffling. Could not connect with the music scene the author created becau...

    Fantastic I love all of Jeff Noon's books and I was grate to have a new one. Plot and characters were fantastically realised and the story really stays with you. I really hope this becomes a series. ...

    Enjoyable police procedural with a quirky glam rock element. Started brilliantly but became a bit baggy with the convoluted teen misfits storyline. ...

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  • Martin
    Mar 10, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

  • David Prestidge
    Apr 09, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

    England. 11th April 1981. While the music charts bubble with the froth of Bucks Fizz, Shakin? Stevens, Adam and the Ants and The Nolans, London ? at least the place south of the river called Brixton ? is aflame with violence, racial hatred and mayhem. As the police struggle to co...

  • Lynds Perrott
    Apr 16, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

    England. 11th April 1981. While the music charts bubble with the froth of Bucks Fizz, Shakin? Stevens, Adam and the Ants and The Nolans, London ? at least the place south of the river called Brixton ? is aflame with violence, racial hatred and mayhem. As the police struggle to co...

    Slow Motion Ghosts is a detective mystery thriller packed with twists and turns, set against the political and musical backdrop of 1981. Music is at the core of the story, as we follow Detective Hobbes who is on a mission to investigate the death of short-lived superstar Lucas Bell as ...

    I love the writing of Jeff Noon, and this book was no exception. However, this is a departure for him in terms of the genre, as this is a straight up crime/murder-mystery. A really good one, without a doubt, but knowing his other work I kept secretly hoping it would veer off into even ...

    I think maybe I need a new shelf for 'disappointing crime novels' as I seem to have read so many recently. Given Noon's admirable track reckon in science fiction, I had high hopes for this but alas they were not to be fulfilled. Despite it's 400 or so pages it all just seems very sketc...

    Not familiar with Jeff Noon?s previous works, this was a one off for me. SLOW MOTION GHOSTS was disappointing. The whole setting in 1981 of rock music tied to an apparent rock star suicide years before was just baffling. Could not connect with the music scene the author created becau...

    Fantastic I love all of Jeff Noon's books and I was grate to have a new one. Plot and characters were fantastically realised and the story really stays with you. I really hope this becomes a series. ...

    Enjoyable police procedural with a quirky glam rock element. Started brilliantly but became a bit baggy with the convoluted teen misfits storyline. ...

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    Meh ...

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  • Maxim
    Feb 14, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

    England. 11th April 1981. While the music charts bubble with the froth of Bucks Fizz, Shakin? Stevens, Adam and the Ants and The Nolans, London ? at least the place south of the river called Brixton ? is aflame with violence, racial hatred and mayhem. As the police struggle to co...

    Slow Motion Ghosts is a detective mystery thriller packed with twists and turns, set against the political and musical backdrop of 1981. Music is at the core of the story, as we follow Detective Hobbes who is on a mission to investigate the death of short-lived superstar Lucas Bell as ...

    I love the writing of Jeff Noon, and this book was no exception. However, this is a departure for him in terms of the genre, as this is a straight up crime/murder-mystery. A really good one, without a doubt, but knowing his other work I kept secretly hoping it would veer off into even ...

    I think maybe I need a new shelf for 'disappointing crime novels' as I seem to have read so many recently. Given Noon's admirable track reckon in science fiction, I had high hopes for this but alas they were not to be fulfilled. Despite it's 400 or so pages it all just seems very sketc...

    Not familiar with Jeff Noon?s previous works, this was a one off for me. SLOW MOTION GHOSTS was disappointing. The whole setting in 1981 of rock music tied to an apparent rock star suicide years before was just baffling. Could not connect with the music scene the author created becau...

    Fantastic I love all of Jeff Noon's books and I was grate to have a new one. Plot and characters were fantastically realised and the story really stays with you. I really hope this becomes a series. ...

    Enjoyable police procedural with a quirky glam rock element. Started brilliantly but became a bit baggy with the convoluted teen misfits storyline. ...

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  • Richard
    Apr 25, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

    England. 11th April 1981. While the music charts bubble with the froth of Bucks Fizz, Shakin? Stevens, Adam and the Ants and The Nolans, London ? at least the place south of the river called Brixton ? is aflame with violence, racial hatred and mayhem. As the police struggle to co...

    Slow Motion Ghosts is a detective mystery thriller packed with twists and turns, set against the political and musical backdrop of 1981. Music is at the core of the story, as we follow Detective Hobbes who is on a mission to investigate the death of short-lived superstar Lucas Bell as ...

    I love the writing of Jeff Noon, and this book was no exception. However, this is a departure for him in terms of the genre, as this is a straight up crime/murder-mystery. A really good one, without a doubt, but knowing his other work I kept secretly hoping it would veer off into even ...

  • Chris
    Feb 19, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

    England. 11th April 1981. While the music charts bubble with the froth of Bucks Fizz, Shakin? Stevens, Adam and the Ants and The Nolans, London ? at least the place south of the river called Brixton ? is aflame with violence, racial hatred and mayhem. As the police struggle to co...

    Slow Motion Ghosts is a detective mystery thriller packed with twists and turns, set against the political and musical backdrop of 1981. Music is at the core of the story, as we follow Detective Hobbes who is on a mission to investigate the death of short-lived superstar Lucas Bell as ...

    I love the writing of Jeff Noon, and this book was no exception. However, this is a departure for him in terms of the genre, as this is a straight up crime/murder-mystery. A really good one, without a doubt, but knowing his other work I kept secretly hoping it would veer off into even ...

    I think maybe I need a new shelf for 'disappointing crime novels' as I seem to have read so many recently. Given Noon's admirable track reckon in science fiction, I had high hopes for this but alas they were not to be fulfilled. Despite it's 400 or so pages it all just seems very sketc...

  • Marc Nash
    Jan 31, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

  • Alex Sarll
    Jan 02, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

  • Stig Legrand
    Feb 23, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

    England. 11th April 1981. While the music charts bubble with the froth of Bucks Fizz, Shakin? Stevens, Adam and the Ants and The Nolans, London ? at least the place south of the river called Brixton ? is aflame with violence, racial hatred and mayhem. As the police struggle to co...

    Slow Motion Ghosts is a detective mystery thriller packed with twists and turns, set against the political and musical backdrop of 1981. Music is at the core of the story, as we follow Detective Hobbes who is on a mission to investigate the death of short-lived superstar Lucas Bell as ...

    I love the writing of Jeff Noon, and this book was no exception. However, this is a departure for him in terms of the genre, as this is a straight up crime/murder-mystery. A really good one, without a doubt, but knowing his other work I kept secretly hoping it would veer off into even ...

    I think maybe I need a new shelf for 'disappointing crime novels' as I seem to have read so many recently. Given Noon's admirable track reckon in science fiction, I had high hopes for this but alas they were not to be fulfilled. Despite it's 400 or so pages it all just seems very sketc...

    Not familiar with Jeff Noon?s previous works, this was a one off for me. SLOW MOTION GHOSTS was disappointing. The whole setting in 1981 of rock music tied to an apparent rock star suicide years before was just baffling. Could not connect with the music scene the author created becau...

    Fantastic I love all of Jeff Noon's books and I was grate to have a new one. Plot and characters were fantastically realised and the story really stays with you. I really hope this becomes a series. ...

    Enjoyable police procedural with a quirky glam rock element. Started brilliantly but became a bit baggy with the convoluted teen misfits storyline. ...

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    ...

    Meh ...

    ...

    ...

  • Rosamund
    Feb 28, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

    England. 11th April 1981. While the music charts bubble with the froth of Bucks Fizz, Shakin? Stevens, Adam and the Ants and The Nolans, London ? at least the place south of the river called Brixton ? is aflame with violence, racial hatred and mayhem. As the police struggle to co...

    Slow Motion Ghosts is a detective mystery thriller packed with twists and turns, set against the political and musical backdrop of 1981. Music is at the core of the story, as we follow Detective Hobbes who is on a mission to investigate the death of short-lived superstar Lucas Bell as ...

    I love the writing of Jeff Noon, and this book was no exception. However, this is a departure for him in terms of the genre, as this is a straight up crime/murder-mystery. A really good one, without a doubt, but knowing his other work I kept secretly hoping it would veer off into even ...

    I think maybe I need a new shelf for 'disappointing crime novels' as I seem to have read so many recently. Given Noon's admirable track reckon in science fiction, I had high hopes for this but alas they were not to be fulfilled. Despite it's 400 or so pages it all just seems very sketc...

    Not familiar with Jeff Noon?s previous works, this was a one off for me. SLOW MOTION GHOSTS was disappointing. The whole setting in 1981 of rock music tied to an apparent rock star suicide years before was just baffling. Could not connect with the music scene the author created becau...

    Fantastic I love all of Jeff Noon's books and I was grate to have a new one. Plot and characters were fantastically realised and the story really stays with you. I really hope this becomes a series. ...

    Enjoyable police procedural with a quirky glam rock element. Started brilliantly but became a bit baggy with the convoluted teen misfits storyline. ...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Dec 19, 2018

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

  • Ross Thompson
    Jan 05, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

  • Andreas Åkerlund
    May 16, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

    England. 11th April 1981. While the music charts bubble with the froth of Bucks Fizz, Shakin? Stevens, Adam and the Ants and The Nolans, London ? at least the place south of the river called Brixton ? is aflame with violence, racial hatred and mayhem. As the police struggle to co...

    Slow Motion Ghosts is a detective mystery thriller packed with twists and turns, set against the political and musical backdrop of 1981. Music is at the core of the story, as we follow Detective Hobbes who is on a mission to investigate the death of short-lived superstar Lucas Bell as ...

    I love the writing of Jeff Noon, and this book was no exception. However, this is a departure for him in terms of the genre, as this is a straight up crime/murder-mystery. A really good one, without a doubt, but knowing his other work I kept secretly hoping it would veer off into even ...

    I think maybe I need a new shelf for 'disappointing crime novels' as I seem to have read so many recently. Given Noon's admirable track reckon in science fiction, I had high hopes for this but alas they were not to be fulfilled. Despite it's 400 or so pages it all just seems very sketc...

    Not familiar with Jeff Noon?s previous works, this was a one off for me. SLOW MOTION GHOSTS was disappointing. The whole setting in 1981 of rock music tied to an apparent rock star suicide years before was just baffling. Could not connect with the music scene the author created becau...

    Fantastic I love all of Jeff Noon's books and I was grate to have a new one. Plot and characters were fantastically realised and the story really stays with you. I really hope this becomes a series. ...

    Enjoyable police procedural with a quirky glam rock element. Started brilliantly but became a bit baggy with the convoluted teen misfits storyline. ...

    ...

    ...

    Meh ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Simon Cox
    Apr 06, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

    England. 11th April 1981. While the music charts bubble with the froth of Bucks Fizz, Shakin? Stevens, Adam and the Ants and The Nolans, London ? at least the place south of the river called Brixton ? is aflame with violence, racial hatred and mayhem. As the police struggle to co...

    Slow Motion Ghosts is a detective mystery thriller packed with twists and turns, set against the political and musical backdrop of 1981. Music is at the core of the story, as we follow Detective Hobbes who is on a mission to investigate the death of short-lived superstar Lucas Bell as ...

    I love the writing of Jeff Noon, and this book was no exception. However, this is a departure for him in terms of the genre, as this is a straight up crime/murder-mystery. A really good one, without a doubt, but knowing his other work I kept secretly hoping it would veer off into even ...

    I think maybe I need a new shelf for 'disappointing crime novels' as I seem to have read so many recently. Given Noon's admirable track reckon in science fiction, I had high hopes for this but alas they were not to be fulfilled. Despite it's 400 or so pages it all just seems very sketc...

    Not familiar with Jeff Noon?s previous works, this was a one off for me. SLOW MOTION GHOSTS was disappointing. The whole setting in 1981 of rock music tied to an apparent rock star suicide years before was just baffling. Could not connect with the music scene the author created becau...

    Fantastic I love all of Jeff Noon's books and I was grate to have a new one. Plot and characters were fantastically realised and the story really stays with you. I really hope this becomes a series. ...

  • Kevinjwoods
    Apr 16, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

    England. 11th April 1981. While the music charts bubble with the froth of Bucks Fizz, Shakin? Stevens, Adam and the Ants and The Nolans, London ? at least the place south of the river called Brixton ? is aflame with violence, racial hatred and mayhem. As the police struggle to co...

    Slow Motion Ghosts is a detective mystery thriller packed with twists and turns, set against the political and musical backdrop of 1981. Music is at the core of the story, as we follow Detective Hobbes who is on a mission to investigate the death of short-lived superstar Lucas Bell as ...

    I love the writing of Jeff Noon, and this book was no exception. However, this is a departure for him in terms of the genre, as this is a straight up crime/murder-mystery. A really good one, without a doubt, but knowing his other work I kept secretly hoping it would veer off into even ...

    I think maybe I need a new shelf for 'disappointing crime novels' as I seem to have read so many recently. Given Noon's admirable track reckon in science fiction, I had high hopes for this but alas they were not to be fulfilled. Despite it's 400 or so pages it all just seems very sketc...

    Not familiar with Jeff Noon?s previous works, this was a one off for me. SLOW MOTION GHOSTS was disappointing. The whole setting in 1981 of rock music tied to an apparent rock star suicide years before was just baffling. Could not connect with the music scene the author created becau...

    Fantastic I love all of Jeff Noon's books and I was grate to have a new one. Plot and characters were fantastically realised and the story really stays with you. I really hope this becomes a series. ...

    Enjoyable police procedural with a quirky glam rock element. Started brilliantly but became a bit baggy with the convoluted teen misfits storyline. ...

    ...

    ...

    Meh ...

  • Matt Nicholson
    Apr 22, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

    England. 11th April 1981. While the music charts bubble with the froth of Bucks Fizz, Shakin? Stevens, Adam and the Ants and The Nolans, London ? at least the place south of the river called Brixton ? is aflame with violence, racial hatred and mayhem. As the police struggle to co...

    Slow Motion Ghosts is a detective mystery thriller packed with twists and turns, set against the political and musical backdrop of 1981. Music is at the core of the story, as we follow Detective Hobbes who is on a mission to investigate the death of short-lived superstar Lucas Bell as ...

    I love the writing of Jeff Noon, and this book was no exception. However, this is a departure for him in terms of the genre, as this is a straight up crime/murder-mystery. A really good one, without a doubt, but knowing his other work I kept secretly hoping it would veer off into even ...

    I think maybe I need a new shelf for 'disappointing crime novels' as I seem to have read so many recently. Given Noon's admirable track reckon in science fiction, I had high hopes for this but alas they were not to be fulfilled. Despite it's 400 or so pages it all just seems very sketc...

    Not familiar with Jeff Noon?s previous works, this was a one off for me. SLOW MOTION GHOSTS was disappointing. The whole setting in 1981 of rock music tied to an apparent rock star suicide years before was just baffling. Could not connect with the music scene the author created becau...

    Fantastic I love all of Jeff Noon's books and I was grate to have a new one. Plot and characters were fantastically realised and the story really stays with you. I really hope this becomes a series. ...

    Enjoyable police procedural with a quirky glam rock element. Started brilliantly but became a bit baggy with the convoluted teen misfits storyline. ...

    ...

    ...

    Meh ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • FuzzWolf FuzzWolf
    Mar 15, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

    England. 11th April 1981. While the music charts bubble with the froth of Bucks Fizz, Shakin? Stevens, Adam and the Ants and The Nolans, London ? at least the place south of the river called Brixton ? is aflame with violence, racial hatred and mayhem. As the police struggle to co...

    Slow Motion Ghosts is a detective mystery thriller packed with twists and turns, set against the political and musical backdrop of 1981. Music is at the core of the story, as we follow Detective Hobbes who is on a mission to investigate the death of short-lived superstar Lucas Bell as ...

    I love the writing of Jeff Noon, and this book was no exception. However, this is a departure for him in terms of the genre, as this is a straight up crime/murder-mystery. A really good one, without a doubt, but knowing his other work I kept secretly hoping it would veer off into even ...

    I think maybe I need a new shelf for 'disappointing crime novels' as I seem to have read so many recently. Given Noon's admirable track reckon in science fiction, I had high hopes for this but alas they were not to be fulfilled. Despite it's 400 or so pages it all just seems very sketc...

    Not familiar with Jeff Noon?s previous works, this was a one off for me. SLOW MOTION GHOSTS was disappointing. The whole setting in 1981 of rock music tied to an apparent rock star suicide years before was just baffling. Could not connect with the music scene the author created becau...

    Fantastic I love all of Jeff Noon's books and I was grate to have a new one. Plot and characters were fantastically realised and the story really stays with you. I really hope this becomes a series. ...

    Enjoyable police procedural with a quirky glam rock element. Started brilliantly but became a bit baggy with the convoluted teen misfits storyline. ...

    ...

    ...

    Meh ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Alex Storer
    May 12, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

    England. 11th April 1981. While the music charts bubble with the froth of Bucks Fizz, Shakin? Stevens, Adam and the Ants and The Nolans, London ? at least the place south of the river called Brixton ? is aflame with violence, racial hatred and mayhem. As the police struggle to co...

    Slow Motion Ghosts is a detective mystery thriller packed with twists and turns, set against the political and musical backdrop of 1981. Music is at the core of the story, as we follow Detective Hobbes who is on a mission to investigate the death of short-lived superstar Lucas Bell as ...

  • Ian Gee
    Feb 13, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

    England. 11th April 1981. While the music charts bubble with the froth of Bucks Fizz, Shakin? Stevens, Adam and the Ants and The Nolans, London ? at least the place south of the river called Brixton ? is aflame with violence, racial hatred and mayhem. As the police struggle to co...

    Slow Motion Ghosts is a detective mystery thriller packed with twists and turns, set against the political and musical backdrop of 1981. Music is at the core of the story, as we follow Detective Hobbes who is on a mission to investigate the death of short-lived superstar Lucas Bell as ...

    I love the writing of Jeff Noon, and this book was no exception. However, this is a departure for him in terms of the genre, as this is a straight up crime/murder-mystery. A really good one, without a doubt, but knowing his other work I kept secretly hoping it would veer off into even ...

    I think maybe I need a new shelf for 'disappointing crime novels' as I seem to have read so many recently. Given Noon's admirable track reckon in science fiction, I had high hopes for this but alas they were not to be fulfilled. Despite it's 400 or so pages it all just seems very sketc...

    Not familiar with Jeff Noon?s previous works, this was a one off for me. SLOW MOTION GHOSTS was disappointing. The whole setting in 1981 of rock music tied to an apparent rock star suicide years before was just baffling. Could not connect with the music scene the author created becau...

    Fantastic I love all of Jeff Noon's books and I was grate to have a new one. Plot and characters were fantastically realised and the story really stays with you. I really hope this becomes a series. ...

    Enjoyable police procedural with a quirky glam rock element. Started brilliantly but became a bit baggy with the convoluted teen misfits storyline. ...

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  • Roy
    May 15, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

  • Sarahkb
    Feb 17, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

    England. 11th April 1981. While the music charts bubble with the froth of Bucks Fizz, Shakin? Stevens, Adam and the Ants and The Nolans, London ? at least the place south of the river called Brixton ? is aflame with violence, racial hatred and mayhem. As the police struggle to co...

    Slow Motion Ghosts is a detective mystery thriller packed with twists and turns, set against the political and musical backdrop of 1981. Music is at the core of the story, as we follow Detective Hobbes who is on a mission to investigate the death of short-lived superstar Lucas Bell as ...

    I love the writing of Jeff Noon, and this book was no exception. However, this is a departure for him in terms of the genre, as this is a straight up crime/murder-mystery. A really good one, without a doubt, but knowing his other work I kept secretly hoping it would veer off into even ...

    I think maybe I need a new shelf for 'disappointing crime novels' as I seem to have read so many recently. Given Noon's admirable track reckon in science fiction, I had high hopes for this but alas they were not to be fulfilled. Despite it's 400 or so pages it all just seems very sketc...

    Not familiar with Jeff Noon?s previous works, this was a one off for me. SLOW MOTION GHOSTS was disappointing. The whole setting in 1981 of rock music tied to an apparent rock star suicide years before was just baffling. Could not connect with the music scene the author created becau...

    Fantastic I love all of Jeff Noon's books and I was grate to have a new one. Plot and characters were fantastically realised and the story really stays with you. I really hope this becomes a series. ...

    Enjoyable police procedural with a quirky glam rock element. Started brilliantly but became a bit baggy with the convoluted teen misfits storyline. ...

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  • 4cats
    Feb 13, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

  • 4cats
    Feb 13, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

  • Board inMalibu
    Mar 27, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

    England. 11th April 1981. While the music charts bubble with the froth of Bucks Fizz, Shakin? Stevens, Adam and the Ants and The Nolans, London ? at least the place south of the river called Brixton ? is aflame with violence, racial hatred and mayhem. As the police struggle to co...

    Slow Motion Ghosts is a detective mystery thriller packed with twists and turns, set against the political and musical backdrop of 1981. Music is at the core of the story, as we follow Detective Hobbes who is on a mission to investigate the death of short-lived superstar Lucas Bell as ...

    I love the writing of Jeff Noon, and this book was no exception. However, this is a departure for him in terms of the genre, as this is a straight up crime/murder-mystery. A really good one, without a doubt, but knowing his other work I kept secretly hoping it would veer off into even ...

    I think maybe I need a new shelf for 'disappointing crime novels' as I seem to have read so many recently. Given Noon's admirable track reckon in science fiction, I had high hopes for this but alas they were not to be fulfilled. Despite it's 400 or so pages it all just seems very sketc...

    Not familiar with Jeff Noon?s previous works, this was a one off for me. SLOW MOTION GHOSTS was disappointing. The whole setting in 1981 of rock music tied to an apparent rock star suicide years before was just baffling. Could not connect with the music scene the author created becau...

  • Sandra Coles
    Mar 08, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

    England. 11th April 1981. While the music charts bubble with the froth of Bucks Fizz, Shakin? Stevens, Adam and the Ants and The Nolans, London ? at least the place south of the river called Brixton ? is aflame with violence, racial hatred and mayhem. As the police struggle to co...

    Slow Motion Ghosts is a detective mystery thriller packed with twists and turns, set against the political and musical backdrop of 1981. Music is at the core of the story, as we follow Detective Hobbes who is on a mission to investigate the death of short-lived superstar Lucas Bell as ...

    I love the writing of Jeff Noon, and this book was no exception. However, this is a departure for him in terms of the genre, as this is a straight up crime/murder-mystery. A really good one, without a doubt, but knowing his other work I kept secretly hoping it would veer off into even ...

    I think maybe I need a new shelf for 'disappointing crime novels' as I seem to have read so many recently. Given Noon's admirable track reckon in science fiction, I had high hopes for this but alas they were not to be fulfilled. Despite it's 400 or so pages it all just seems very sketc...

    Not familiar with Jeff Noon?s previous works, this was a one off for me. SLOW MOTION GHOSTS was disappointing. The whole setting in 1981 of rock music tied to an apparent rock star suicide years before was just baffling. Could not connect with the music scene the author created becau...

    Fantastic I love all of Jeff Noon's books and I was grate to have a new one. Plot and characters were fantastically realised and the story really stays with you. I really hope this becomes a series. ...

    Enjoyable police procedural with a quirky glam rock element. Started brilliantly but became a bit baggy with the convoluted teen misfits storyline. ...

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  • Jean
    Feb 08, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

    England. 11th April 1981. While the music charts bubble with the froth of Bucks Fizz, Shakin? Stevens, Adam and the Ants and The Nolans, London ? at least the place south of the river called Brixton ? is aflame with violence, racial hatred and mayhem. As the police struggle to co...

    Slow Motion Ghosts is a detective mystery thriller packed with twists and turns, set against the political and musical backdrop of 1981. Music is at the core of the story, as we follow Detective Hobbes who is on a mission to investigate the death of short-lived superstar Lucas Bell as ...

    I love the writing of Jeff Noon, and this book was no exception. However, this is a departure for him in terms of the genre, as this is a straight up crime/murder-mystery. A really good one, without a doubt, but knowing his other work I kept secretly hoping it would veer off into even ...

    I think maybe I need a new shelf for 'disappointing crime novels' as I seem to have read so many recently. Given Noon's admirable track reckon in science fiction, I had high hopes for this but alas they were not to be fulfilled. Despite it's 400 or so pages it all just seems very sketc...

    Not familiar with Jeff Noon?s previous works, this was a one off for me. SLOW MOTION GHOSTS was disappointing. The whole setting in 1981 of rock music tied to an apparent rock star suicide years before was just baffling. Could not connect with the music scene the author created becau...

    Fantastic I love all of Jeff Noon's books and I was grate to have a new one. Plot and characters were fantastically realised and the story really stays with you. I really hope this becomes a series. ...

    Enjoyable police procedural with a quirky glam rock element. Started brilliantly but became a bit baggy with the convoluted teen misfits storyline. ...

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  • Michael Cook
    Feb 25, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

  • Martin Baker
    Apr 22, 2019

    After a long period under the radar, Jeff Noon's last two books were a sort of slipstream noir; alas, I was sufficiently underwhelmed by the first not to even attempt the second. This time out he's written a straight crime book, which could easily have been even further from the things...

    I?m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this. The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who...

    One of the best mysteries I've read in a while, from the right side of the atlantic. Noon absolutely nails the whole group of superfans who obsess over every little detail of a bands songs. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. I'm very much hoping for another book with the...

    Noir crime, music, historical it had all the elements of crime novels that I like but with Noon I love his imagination. The world's and ideas he creates in his scifi are just missing here unfortunately. Still a solid crime novel. ...

    Video review https://youtu.be/FhJNAfRNfEg ...

    *** Disclosure - I received a free advance copy of this book from netgalley in return for an honest review *** Jeff Noon is a writer of speculative fiction who has been on my reading list for some time (not through recommendation, but through finding his books in discount shops and l...

    As a long time fan of Jeff Noon, I feel this is probably his most polished bit of work and his most 'straight' - though with a band of outsiders and music influence there are still well loved themes within. Its a really well written, well paced crime/police story that paints this perio...

    Not a huge fan of crime fiction, but Jeff Noon has the magic touch. ...

    England. 11th April 1981. While the music charts bubble with the froth of Bucks Fizz, Shakin? Stevens, Adam and the Ants and The Nolans, London ? at least the place south of the river called Brixton ? is aflame with violence, racial hatred and mayhem. As the police struggle to co...

    Slow Motion Ghosts is a detective mystery thriller packed with twists and turns, set against the political and musical backdrop of 1981. Music is at the core of the story, as we follow Detective Hobbes who is on a mission to investigate the death of short-lived superstar Lucas Bell as ...

    I love the writing of Jeff Noon, and this book was no exception. However, this is a departure for him in terms of the genre, as this is a straight up crime/murder-mystery. A really good one, without a doubt, but knowing his other work I kept secretly hoping it would veer off into even ...

    I think maybe I need a new shelf for 'disappointing crime novels' as I seem to have read so many recently. Given Noon's admirable track reckon in science fiction, I had high hopes for this but alas they were not to be fulfilled. Despite it's 400 or so pages it all just seems very sketc...

    Not familiar with Jeff Noon?s previous works, this was a one off for me. SLOW MOTION GHOSTS was disappointing. The whole setting in 1981 of rock music tied to an apparent rock star suicide years before was just baffling. Could not connect with the music scene the author created becau...

    Fantastic I love all of Jeff Noon's books and I was grate to have a new one. Plot and characters were fantastically realised and the story really stays with you. I really hope this becomes a series. ...

    Enjoyable police procedural with a quirky glam rock element. Started brilliantly but became a bit baggy with the convoluted teen misfits storyline. ...

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    Meh ...

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