2007: #73 – Something From the Nightside (Simon R. Green)

Book #73 was Something from the Nightside, the first book in Simon R. Green’s Nightside series. The back of the book reads:

John Taylor is not a private detective per se, but he has a knack for finding lost things. That’s why he’s been hired to descend into the Nightside, an otherworldly realm in the center of London where fantasy and reality share renting space and the sun never shines.

For John Taylor, there’s no place like home…

I wasn’t particular impressed with this. The first 4/5 of the book was a pattern of something/someone attacking them followed by long-winded explanations from Taylor or question/answer sessions with the client. It picked up just enough at the end that I’ll give the second book a shot, hoping that it will be better now that all of the “this is what the Nightside is” information is out of the way. I wanted to like this, Jim Butcher gives a nice blurb on the front, but it just didn’t have enough depth for me.

Page count: 240 | Approximate word count: 51,734

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