Friday, June 17, 2011

Something From the Nightside by Simon R. Green


"Everything you ever feared or dreamed of is running loose somewhere in the shifting streets of the Nightside, or waiting patiently for you in the expensive private rooms of patrons-only clubs. You can find anything in the Nightside, if it doesn't find you first. It's a sick, magical, dangerous place."
Something from the Nightside is an urban fantasy novel by Simon Green. It is the first book in the Nightside Series.

Rating: 3/5

Summary: John Taylor isn't just any private detective; he has a special psychic gift. He can find things with his private eye! John has been living in London for five years, away from trouble, when Joanna Barrett comes to him, asking him to find her daughter. Taylor soon realizes that he needs to face his gruesome past, and return to the Nightside to find this missing girl. He reluctantly agrees, and the couple head out to the dark, mysterious city - London's evil twin, praying to come out alive.

My thoughts: My first thought was that it would make a good movie, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The book screamed "trying hard to impress" though. The descriptions of the Nightside were as often and in as excruciating detail as of Edward in Twilight. And there were too many explanations for my taste! It was also slightly dramatic, a bit overdone at places. That being said, I did not entirely hate the book either. I found it pretty good, actually. It was entertaining. It was a quick, short read. It was gripping, the language was okay and the concept of the Nightside, though not entirely original, was nicely implemented. I do see myself reading the rest of Nightside series, though probably not in one go!

(This post is a part of Book Lovers's Blog Hop)

2 comments:

comicbooknerd said...

My kinda book, should check it out :p Good review though, good that you wrote both good & bad!

Priya said...

Yea, it's good actually, I think I might have written more bad now!!

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