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8 In The Nightside Series in the Nightside series really enjoyed this book and it reclaimed it s shine The Nightside series is one of my favorite today and a perfect example of how ood the Urban Fantasy enre can be I would read about John Taylor everyday if I couldThese stories are classic noir like private eye mysteries in an urban fantasy setting They are perfect for my interests today I have been reading a lot of urban fantasy lately Combine my new favorite enre with a detective noir like story and you have made me something special I loved this book I loved the writing of Green I loved the world of Nightside And I especially loved our main character can t call him the Les Innocents gooduy John Taylor These marvelous urban fantasies have worked because of the amazing place the scary and relatable hero John Taylor and his eually interesting friends and associates I love the humor the action and the writingA fun intimate story about John Taylor doing what he does best Even though this one lacked the emotional punch I could read these books all day every day Thank you Simon R Green for the amazing series and kick ass bad ass and simply cool hero in John TaylorHighest recommendations for the seriesThe amazing world building combined with the fantastic writing of Simon Green make the Nightside series a favorite of mine The Nightside books are uick and entertaining reads For any paranormal fantasy readers I do suggest this series but of course I suggest starting at Book 1 where you will meet a cast of characters I Was A Stranger guaranteed to entertain you including our male lead PI John TaylorIf you like The Dresden files you are sure to like the Nightside Not a place you d want to live though just to visit though it seems some do want to stay 35 starsAnother fun outing in the Nightside John has a new but temporary thank God sidekick as he tries to find someone with someTHING John uses hisift horribly but necessarily and of course that keeps the story flowing nicely What we don t have is Suzi Razor Eddie or Dead Boy We et Walker yuck and Alex So the storyline was not as fierce as usual This was still fun to read This story is okay Nothing special Some elements of the ending seem contrivedGreen brings in a new power player the Removal Man who is a huge urban legend in the Nightside It bugs
ME THAT IN THE SEVEN BOOKSthat in the seven books this one no Removal Man is ever even mentioned but in this one everyone s heard of him and fears him not to mention Taylor somehow knows he s real The reason he s never been mentioned before is obvious of course Green hadn t tho. John Taylor's the name I'm a PI working that small slice of mystical real estate in the hidden centre of London that's called the Nightside It's a place where the sun refuses to rise where monsters and men walk side by side and where you can fulfill your every dark and depraved desire What I do there better than anybody else alive or dead is find things for the right client for
Simon R. Green Û 1 CHARACTERSStarts the one that the blurb on the back of the book refers to Now this is not bad in fact I will admit that I didn t figure out the ending so full respect you Mr Green just that this has become sort of a theme And Its not just for the book either the series itself seems to have GONE THROUGH A NUMBER OF LONGER TERM STORY ARCS through a number of longer term story arcs but not running through all the books just a couple of them and then another story runs through another roup and so on Until I Suspect I I suspect I read to the end of the series and they all in fact link together in so manner Now this is of an observation rather than a criticism as I think it works very well just its The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States getting to the point where I am almost looking for it and I think that is not such aood thing as it detracts from the fun of the story Minor details and possibly totally wrong but after the last couple of books from this Nightside this is the feeling I have I think I ought to dig out the next one just to be sure though Absolutely awesome just like all the previous books in this series More people
should really read these books they are so uniue and amazing This one really frustratedreally read these books they are so uniue and amazing This one really frustrated after 6 books saving a doomed future now every book manufactures someone who can block JT s Private Eye powers because there s nothing else stopping him from using it to solve every case in 5 seconds Following John about the Nightside is always a ood bit of fun This easily peeved detective takes the in between road and finds often comic ways to overcome obstacles that seem pretty darn insurmountable and when that obstacle ets darted around and the next bad Gone: The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence and Her Father's Desperate Search for the Truth guy pulling strings while waiting in the wings steps out it tooets a snarky response from John and then a 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts goodly dash of pepper in the face Never underestimate the judicious use of condiments In this foray weet to follow around John while also seeing him through the eyes of the lust filled and fueled Betty Divine Being a reporter should lend her a thicker skin yet in the company of Mr Taylor we see just how offensive and ruthless he can be Betty also provides a healthy dose of temptation for John and through his reactions and musings on her charms a whole lot of character is revealed both about him and about his relationship with Suzie Shooter It adds a level of complexity that helps drive this series beyond the big bad of the Lilith War which in mind should have ended the series but with Green s focus on John s character has allowed this series to stay interesting I m not uite sure why I keep reading this series it s like a burger from a chain McD BK etc momentarily filling and then you. Sive rights Then both he and the disc vanishedI don't know if the disc is on the level but a job's a job and a million pounds is a million pounds Trouble is not only are all of the usual suspects pretty dangerous individuals but it's beginning to look like someone else someone very powerful is on the trail too And who or what ever it is is deadly determined to find the disc first. Ught him up until this story But there s still "A Disconnect When There S This Guy Who S Been "disconnect when there s this uy who s been huge deal in the Nightside for a long time and the eighth book is the first time we hear about him I m sure Green could have found a less jarring way to introduce the new character who isn t the only player in the Nightside we re newly introduced to there s also the Cardinal and a bunch of others Maybe I m being unreasonable but it jumped of others Maybe I m being unreasonable but it jumped at me as being lazy and unplannedAs for Bettie view spoilershe and Taylor are in mortal danger with people about to kill them until Taylor kills them first and she protests afterward She s a reporter and part succubus and she keeps wanting to see the famous John Taylor in action but when he does his thing she ets all upset about it And then she s all I could learn to love you You re not really a killer And no matter what he tells her Bettie believes Taylor kills people because he s with Suzie and not the other way aroundWas I supposed to hate Bettie Because Taylor seemed okay with her but I really didn t like her I was sort of hoping this assignment would cost her her life If she s not prepared to kill people she s not as euipped as she thinks she is to live in Taylor s world but that isn t displayed in the story as much as it needs to be hide spoiler This was the only book of the Nightside series that I have been bored with No interesting characters the two new ones that were introduced had promise but were not developed at all and the plot was lacklusterThe only interesting development happened on one page and that took all of one paragraph Alex and Cathy have hooked up Amusing right But thats it You find out about it and then you move onFor such a short book it just dragged What a disappointment And so another episode in the world of Nightside I will admit that I do enjoy this world Not only is it full of puns and play on words but there is also a twisted view of London itself something I always enjoy having walked its streets many times I do know that Simon Green has a number of other storylines oing in other series and loves to have cameos and references to each other dotted around so I suspect once I am finished here I will be reading of his just to see how true
it all isbut the book itself now iall isBut the book itself now I be wrong but it seems that Mr Green does not play the long storyline or if he does he likes to break it up with shorter ones in between Take this book one story a case if you prefer is over before half way through the book true events from that case affect the rand finale too but still one case is wrapped up before the next one. He right priceMy new client can certainly afford me The editor of the Unnatural Inuirer the Nightside's most notorious Hello, Snow! gossip rag the one everyone pretends not to read has offered me one million pounds to find a man named Pen Donavon who claims to have evidence of the Afterlife picked up on a television broadcast and burned onto DVD The Inuirer made Donavon a sweet deal for exclu.