Title: Something from the Nightside Series: Nightside #1
Release Date: 2003
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Also by this author: The Man with the Golden Torc, Tales of the Hidden World
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Something From the Nightside is an urban fantasy novel written by Simon R. Green in 2003.
By far, it’s the most fantastical urban fantasy I’ve read. Simon R. Green pushes the limits of imagination with the strange world of the Nightside. He does an excellent job of getting the reader to suspend disbelief. Weird is the main word that comes to mind when I try to think of how to describe this book. Weird, but in a good way.
John Taylor is a private investigator who has a gift for finding things in the Nightside. The Nightside is a hidden and dangerous part of London. Five years earlier, he left the Nightside, vowing to never return. Now, a client is asking him to take her into the Nightside to find her missing daughter. Simple enough, right? No. Nothing is what is seems. If you are going to read this, be prepared to be surprised and, potentially, grossed out. Giant cockroaches that lay their eggs in human hosts really got me!
I enjoyed Something From the Nightside. This is a series I will definitely continue reading.
I’m deducting half a star only because there were a few things that were so far out there I just didn’t understand what had happened.