An addictive read!
Pick up Brighton Babylon even if you've never been there in real life. You will be walked around the bars and streets with Peter as he introduces you to his friends and enemies. Live with Peter and Frau at their apartment, follow them both to work and play. Enjoy their neighbours' parties and arguments, and watch the homeless drunks out of his window. Have plenty of coffee just so you can stay awake and read more at night!
I loved the book, even without my usual robots and spacecraft. I hope he has some in the next book, but I'm sure it'll be as rivetting either way.