I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
This book made the rounds awhile ago, but I got it into my head that it was darker than what I enjoy and dismissed it, until someone recently mentioned how funny it was. Thank you whoever you are!
Not to say that I didn't have problems with it; I did - minor-ish ones including the riot of editing errors found throughout the text of my library's edition (published by Gollancz in London). I lost count of the number of missing words, extra words and repeated words I stumbled over, until they started reminding me of the sand Peter found pouring out of his electronic devices.
Why did the face-distortion dissimulo have to happen? By the very end, I thought I'd gotten it figured out, but I'm still guessing:
That the necessity of this was never explicitly explained bothered me; without explanation it feels possibly gratuitous. (and makes me go all alliterative, apparently.)
The scene post-riot, with Peter on the train: Mr. P. was already elsewhere, using someone else in the riot, but now suddenly he's on the train with Peter (and how did he find Peter??) ranting like a drunk and driving the people on the train toward an orgy instead of the anger and violence he's used every other time. Not a happy orgy, granted, but it's not at all consistent with previous episodes.
Once I discovered Lesley's role, I was eager for the book to be over, but that's not the author's shortcoming, just me not liking where he was going.
But in spite of all that, I did really enjoy this book - the humour shines from beginning to end and I really liked the characters. It was a really entertaining read and I had a lot of fun in this alternate London. I have Moon Over Soho on the TBR already and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next.