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Something from the Nightside pdf Something from the Nightside, ebook Something from the Nightside, epub Something from the Nightside, doc Something from the Nightside, e-pub Something from the Nightside, Something from the Nightside 42d4f282da6 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


10 thoughts on “Something from the Nightside

  1. says:

    Our first mention of the Nightside is in my paperback edition on page s 10 and 11 where we learn that, The Nightside is the secret, hidden, dark heart of the city London s evil twin It s where the really wild things are From that point on, Green continues to write the phrase the Nightside on nearly every single page, often accompanied by a lengthy description of the horrors one will find in the Nightside For example, chokengi

    titikchokeng12 I considered the matter How much, to go back into the Nightside p.13 compared to what was waiting for me back in the Nightside, her anger, and implied threats were nothingchokengtitik

    titikchokeng14 You know the Nightsidechokengtitik

    titikchokeng15 Let me tell you about the NightsideThe Nightside is a square mile of city streets and back alleys in the centre of the city, linking slums and tenements that were old when the last century was newIn practice, the Nightside is much bigger than thatthere are those who say the Nightside is actually bigger than the city that surrounds itIt s always night in the NightsideYou can buy or sell anything in the Nightside..chokengtitik

    titikchokeng16 You can find anything in the Nightside, if it doesn t find you firstchokengtitik

    titikchokeng19 My name is John Taylor Everyone in the Nightside knows that nameso there I was, going back again, back to the Nightside..chokengtitik

    titikchokeng20 I left the Nightside five years ago, fleeing imminent death and the betrayal of friends, and swore through blood flecked lips that I d never go back, no matter whatchokengtitik

    titikchokeng21 I used to be a dangerous man, even for the Nightside..chokengtitik

    titikchokeng22 My closest female friend is a bounty hunter, who operates exclusively in the NightsideI m than just another private detective, in the NightsideAll routes lead to the Nightsidechokengtitik

    titikchokeng27 Anyone can walk down the wrong street, open the wrong door, and end up in the Nightside Most of them don t last long, though London and the Nightside have rubbed up against each other for so long now that the barriers are getting dangerously thin Someday they ll all come crashing down, and all the poison in the Nightside will come spilling out..chokengtitik

    titikchokeng28 There are worlds than we know, or would wish to know, and most of them send people through the Nightside sooner or laterchokengtitik

    titikchokeng30 Something new has come into the Nightside p.31 We have to travel through strange, harsh, places to reach the Nightside Dangerous and unnatural places, that would blast the sight from your eyes and the reason from your mindchokengtitik

    titikchokeng34 There are a great many mysteries in the Nightside, and much against my will, I m one of themp.36 The only thing that moves faster than the speed of light is gossip in the Nightsidechokengtitik

    titikchokeng37 Many of the sleek and gleaming vehicles darting through the Nightside had to be new to JoannaTaxis that ran on debased holy water, limousines that ran on fresh blood, ambulances that ran on distilled suffering You can turn a profit from anything, in the Nightside p.38 I ve never been sure whether the moon really is bigger in the Nightside, or whether it s just closerThere were wonders and marvels to be found in the Nightside, sights and glories to be savoured and clutched to your heart foreverthe Nightside is really just likethe city streets we walk in dreams and nightmareschokengtitik

    titikchokeng39 Welcome to the Nightside, I said, smiling Abandon all taste, ye who enter here.She gave me a hard look I can never tell when you re joking Neither can I sometimes, in the Nightside It s that kind of place Life, death, and reality are all flexible concepts here ENOUGH I made it through 78 pages before giving up Even if Simon Green didn t tell, rather than show and even if his characters were well written and even if this story is perhaps much spookier in his head than it is in the actual writing of it I am freaking sick to death of reading the phrase, THE NIGHTSIDE let alone the multiple descriptions of it on every single page Normally I am not an advocate of violence, but something really needs to be done about the person who let this book be published in its current state Even though the protagonist was frequently referred to by his full name, John Taylor and even though that name as always brings me blissful images of my favorite sexy bass player that still wasn t enough to rescue this horrid book Ugh Let me go listen to some Duran Duran, remember the good John Taylor and get this back to the library ASAP.


  2. says:

    Actual rating 2.5254896 stars 2.224896 stars My Nefarious Daughter Elena was kind enough to point out I had been overly generous with my original rating must be the revoltingly disgusting Christmas Spirit getting to me , ergo I most obligingly lowered it and stuff.You d think that Noir Urban Fantasy would YUM, right Wrong As scrumptious as this could and should have been, it wasn t Why Because It s all clich d as fish.I love Noir Fiction and happen to think all things Dashiell Hammett are slightly hot, just so you know and don t usually mind the delightfully delightful tropes that plague the genre, since they kinda sorta come with the territory and stuff BUT As cheerfully open minded and nefariously resilient as I am, there s only so much Ridiculously Ridiculous Stereotypes RRS and Lame Noir Parody LNP I can take Also, a private eye who has a private eye that allows him to find Anything Anytime Anywhere AAA view spoiler yes, this is pathetically but totally intentional, thank you very much hide spoiler


  3. says:

    Something from the nightside Nightside 1 , 2003, Simon R GreenThe series is focused on John Taylor, a private investigator based in the fictional Nightside, a dark, hidden netherworld of London in which the supernatural and science fiction super technology co exist Dark, cynical, and humorous, the books offer an adventure into the Nightside, where classic pulp PI novels blend with fantasy and science fiction 2014 1386 210 14 21 1 9789646807907 9789646807914 21 2003


  4. says:

    Very good, I really liked the characters and the world Similar feel to Dresden Files Will buy


  5. says:

    This book came highly, highly recommended to me, by the same friend who bought me my first Dresden and Belgariad books Never before have I doubted her judgement This book was the worst example of telling, not showing, I ve ever read There was a lot of dialogue that was only there to talk about the Nightside You leave the book knowing what kind of person John Taylor is It s not from experiencing him as a character, but from him telling you all about himself To illustrate this point, the phrase in the Nightside appears 69 times, according to my count If I had just counted the Nightside, it would have been probably upwards of 200 The book had a humorous tone, but it didn t have any truly funny parts This lent the entire book a feeling of insincerity which stuck with me until about page 180 or so Anything can happen, here in the Nightside You can watch baby angels being aborted here in the Nightside All of your missing socks are here, in the Nightside In the Nightside, no one checks their blind spots No manufacturer coupons are doubled, in the Nightside Only shitty lager is poured in the Nightside Here in the Nightside, there is no Target, only Walmart.


  6. says:

    This is the first book in Green s Nightside series You can find anything in the Nightside if it doesn t find you first 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 I love this series John Taylor is the relatively normal one which isn t saying much in a world filled with otherworldly creatures, where reality is ever changing and magic abounds There are so many bizarre characters, some you come to like, and some you definitely are wise to give a wide berth No matter the scope of mystery or impending apocalypse, Taylor finds himself not only in the middle of it, but usually the pivotal character who will determine who rules the Nightside And sooner or later, all roads lead to Goodfellows, the oldest bar in the universe Deeds are done, favors called in or owed, and in the end, NOBODY messes with John Taylor, though some have tried.


  7. says:

    After five years in London, John Taylor gets drawn back into the machinations of the Nightside when Joanna Barrett hires him to find her daughter The trail takes him all over the Nightside and nothing is ever as it first seemsI ve had this on my bookcase for over a year and I finally gave it a read on vacation It s light and obviously the first in a long series but I dig it just the same.The Nightside is a pocket dimension that lies in part of London populated will all kinds of nasties John Taylor has a vaguely described gift that lets him find lost things Pretty cool I like that Taylor is far from being a superhero and actually not very brave The supporting characters are good, not cardboard like many secondary characters in books of this type Razor Eddie stands out in particular, as do the Harrowing.Easter eggs about The one that really stands out is a cameo by Michael Moorcock s Jerry Cornelius.Not a bad read Fans of the Dresden Files and Glen Cook s Garrett books will enjoy it.


  8. says:

    If you like your urban fantasy occult detective novel with a touch of the horrific, then The Nightside books are up your alley John Taylor is very enigmatic He has abilities He can find things, usually things that don t want to be found There are things that go bump in the night And most of them live in The Nightside It s a dark, scary place that is somewhere near London John Taylor is a wanted man in the Nightside, and has sworn not to go back You know about good intentions When a girl goes missing, he is asked to go there to help find her Strapped for cash, he can hardly turn down the exorbitant fee he is offered And John feels the need to help people although he d hardly own up to it I became a fan of Simon R Green when I read this book He has a great sense of humor, on the wry side, often dark, but funny all the same Yet there is a core of goodness even in the muck and yuck of what happens in this place where it s always 3 am It s John Taylor He s all hard bitten exterior, but inside there is a hero hiding Taylor is an interesting protagonist He has quite a legacy that he is running from, and doesn t fully understand He doesn t know that much about his parents, except that his mother was is a heavy hitter in the Nightside, and his father was fairly normal As the books unfold we find out just how powerful his mom is There is a prophecy that Taylor might bring about the end of the world if he succeeds in finding his long lost mother Taylor goes to the future long enough to see that it s not what any of us want, especially me read the book and you ll find out why Poor Razor Eddie.This book is full of interesting and rather dark and scary, but often humorous at the same time secondary characters like Razor Eddie, Shotgun Suzie, the gun happy, rather butch female friend and sometimes enemy of Taylor, and The Harrowing, very scary beings with no faces wearing suits and with hypodermic needles for hands, who are out for Taylor s blood, just to name a few There are some strange and unsettling things happening in the Nightside, and for that reason I would warn a reader Green tends to describe the violence in a very horrific way, but I feel the humor keeps the subject light I am a bit squeamish, and I love these books, so I think most interested readers could handle them So if you are willing to take a walk on the darkside, come on down to the Nightside John Taylor can tell you than he cares to remember about this place.


  9. says:

    Something from the Nightside was just an okay read in my opinion Its starts off good a detective with a gift for finding things takes on a case in which he must locate a rich lady s missing daughter All the woman knows is that her daughter is in the Nightside My biggest problem is I don t like the descriptions of the Nightside, it seemed like the author tried way to hard to make it seem weird I think it may have been creepier with subtle descriptions of the weirdness Here s an example, when describing the Nightside John says this, you can pay to see a fallen angel forever burning inside a pentacle drawn in baby s blood Or a decapitated goats head that can tell the future in enigmatic verses of perfect iambic pentameter There s a room where silence is caged and colours are forbidden, and another where a dead nun will show you her stigmata What I was really dissatisfied with the way the mystery was solved too I ll eventually read the next book because there is a part of the story that caught my interest.


  10. says:

    DNF at 47%With huge apology to my buddy read Kate , I simply have to bail I can t continue a book where all I want is gritting my teeth in annoyance when I read itStrike One Alien Abductees ALIEN ABDUCTEES Look I don t know, if it s the true plot or not, but when I read this line, I have to stop I might enjoying The X Files back in 1990s but definitely not almost two decades later Alien is so last decade I m truly sorry, but anything with alien abductees thingy is not my thing.Strike Two Our hero, John, is supposed to be well known in the Nightside and his name scared some people s too But when his first reaction to his greatest enemy is shaking in fear, and cannot really do anything except being saved by someone else well, I lose my respect to him entirely Oh, and that first kiss with the damsel in distress Again, ANNOYING Not when the damsel mistaken John for her savior when all John does is cowering in fear.Strike Three All these words of in the Nightside to the Nightside the Nightside combination GAH So distracting and frickin annoying Yes, yes, I know that the Nightside is scary and freaky, but darn telling me about it for gazillion times will not make me think it s scary Show me So maybe I will not know when the next book is better or not I decide NOT to find out Sorry John, you re not the hero I d like to read about


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