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Something from the Nightside (Nightside Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Still not sure what I think about it

I had no preconceptions for this book when I picked it up. I just happened across it at a local book store, read the back, thought it sounded interesting and bought it. While reading it, I had a similar experience that a previous reviewer had. I was really into it about...
I had no preconceptions for this book when I picked it up. I just happened across it at a local book store, read the back, thought it sounded interesting and bought it. While reading it, I had a similar experience that a previous reviewer had. I was really into it about a third of the way through, then very nearly lost interest, and got back into in towards the end. I rated it so high because the concept is great, the main character is very good and his writing style I do like. Overall it was worth the price and a solid read for a long vacation trip. I will probably pick up the second book in the series and see if it holds me until the end.

Being a huge Jim Butcher\Harry Dresden fan, I will say if you liked the dresden file series then I would give this a shot. Overall the series definitely has promise.

posted by Mistb0rn on August 22, 2009

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Lackluster

Reading this book is like a bland meal that you do not particularly like but do not want to waste by throwing away. It seems a good third of the book is spent reiterating the fact of how dangerous and scary Nightside is, another third is spent reiterating how much a bad...
Reading this book is like a bland meal that you do not particularly like but do not want to waste by throwing away. It seems a good third of the book is spent reiterating the fact of how dangerous and scary Nightside is, another third is spent reiterating how much a badass the protaganist is and the last third is spent actually developing the story. While being an overall good concept the presentation leaves a lot to be desired, the characters have potential but are two dimensional. A lackluster experiance that i would not recommend unless it were a loaner.

posted by 9808945 on April 10, 2012

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  • Posted October 27, 2008

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    This story gets off on the right foot with great characters and a strange new world that isn't unique to the fantasy readers, but does have some fun differences. Up until about halfway through the book i was seriously enjoying the book but then the story begins to unravel and by the end i found myself quite disappointed. Not a book to put at the top of you reading list but maybe something you may want to give a shot later on down the road.

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