After reading all the positive reviews, I was excited to read this but was quickly disappointed. Was more like a narration rather than a story and how many times does he have to say "the Nightside"?
Tries to be an update on the detective/noir genre but left me cold. Dresden Files is SO much better for my taste, he makes the character someone I can relate to. Sadly, I did enjoy Drinking Midnight Wine by Green but this one wasn't that good and I don't plan to continue on.
I picked this up to read between books, and I am now about to order the third in the series. It seemed like a brief read, and that is what it was.
It was a light, enjoyable book, not meant to be delved into with any depth. That is exactly what I liked about it. It shows you mystery, oddity, and a character with a past. Cliche, but it works. Not an old dog with new tricks. It is a new dog performing old tricks, which can sound insulting, but what I mean is it's a fresh, different perspective on something that has been done to death, and it does not ask too much of you. All you have to do is get buried in the story as it is told. You don't have to wonder about the 'why' of things being possible, because they simply are in the Nightside. It was good to see a writer tell a story, rather than offer endless explanations about the inner-workings of the oddities. I could see this being an hour long tv series on the sci-fi channel, much in the same vein of other projects they have done. That is what it seemed like.
I recommend it, enthusiastically.
First in this series. Very interesting setting and characters. Definitely worth reading.
I tried... I just could not get into this book at all. Starts off like an old detective agency story.... ughhhh, just awful! I hope someone else enjoys it more than I did.
A very quick, rather fun little read. At only 240 pages, the plot can't get too complex, but it does make for a satisfying little story. The main character is well-fleshed-out, with many hints to a rather *interesting* past. Some of the supporting characters seem a little thin, however. All in all, a good start to a series, likely to appeal to fans of Jim Butcher's "Dresden Files."