The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny (Nightside Series #10)

The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny (Nightside Series #10)

by Simon R. Green

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ISBN-13: 9780441019779
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Series: Nightside Series , #10
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 417,726
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Simon R. Green is a New York Times bestselling author whose works include the Secret Histories Novels, the Novels of the Nightside, the Ghost Finders series,  Drinking Midnight Wine, Beyond the Blue Moon, Blue Moon Rising, The Adventures of Hawk & Fisher, and the Deathstalker series. He lives in England.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny (Nightside Series #10) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 101 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Welcome to the Darkside; a place within London that can only be accessed by people in the know; a place that is perpetually dark so that those soulless who are darkest can hide without contaminating the world of light and souls. There are some good people who reside in this hell hole like private investigator John Taylor, who is on an assignment to Lord Screech guarding him and the peace treaty between the Fairy Courts of Queens Mab and Tatiana. Walker, the voice of authority dedicated to keeping the status quo in Nightside, wants the treaty in his hands; so he sends his army, werewolves and thugs who fly on carpets to obtain it. The elf tells John that Excalibur is coming, but he has to believe it is not what it seems. His next case involves finding Tommy Oblivion who disappeared during the Lilith Wars. His client Tommy's brother Larry the zombie, who has deep family feelings, was the person who accidentally freed Mab from the hell she inhabited. To complicate John's life, Walker is dying and needs his replacement assisting the Authorities; his choice is Taylor. The latest Nightside fantasy provides the readers with a fresh glimpse into the frightening community. Ironically though many of the denizens are evil, they are fascinating in a macabre way having survived even before the first dinosaur was born. The story line is fast-paced and filled with action, but it is the cast especially Taylor and his three clients, who make for an entertaining walk (make that a sprint) on the Darkside. Harriet Klausner
dswaddell on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Everthings going right with John Taylors life. Suzie's doing better, and he's got plenty of cash. That is until Walker offers him his job. A good fun book.
SandyLee on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Simon¿s Nightside series is an entertaining walk on the dark side. This slice of London never sees daylight and the people walking the streets aren¿t always human, much less alive. John Taylor is a P.I. who can find things and people. He uses a psychic ¿third eye¿ and also possesses certain powers, including werewolf blood. An elf lord hires him as an escort to the other side of the Nightside. John always has people after him so their trip is anything but uneventful. Walker has always been one of my favorite characters. A ¿marshall¿ of sorts with powers of his own. His job is to make sure everything stays ¿status quo¿ and that nothing from the Nightside spills over into London proper. It has never been clear whether Walker is a friend or foe. He had worked with Taylor¿s father so at times Walker has a soft spot for John. But now Walker has a request of John. Walker tells him he is dying, and that he wants John to take his place. Power had never been a goal of John¿s. Even though he knows he¿s dying, it doesn¿t stop Walker from using John to find the Collector, another person who had worked with Walker and John¿s father. Toss in another case of finding a zombie¿s brother and things sometimes appear complicated. The elf told John about the Excaliber, the sword from the King Arthur days. Not much comes of this so one is left with a plot that will be carried over to Book #12. I am going to miss Walker and can only imagine John won¿t be the same type ¿marshall¿ that Walker was.
bgknighton on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Good entry in the series. Shows how he becomes Walker. But the Nightside will always continue....
bookwormteri on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Walker is dying and needs someone to take over...he only trusts Taylor because Taylor does not want the job and the power. Meanwhile, Taylor is outsmarted by an elf and searches for his friend, Tommy Oblivion, who went missing during the Lilith War.I adore this series...loved the complexity to Walker in the ending and regarding what you think is a kindness toward the Collector, but ends up being self serving. Just a great series. For fans of Clive Barker and the Jim Dresden series.
Alera on LibraryThing 28 days ago
The Nightside series has always been a bit dark, a bit twisted, a bit tongue-in-cheek, a bit absurd, and always funny. The Good, The Bad, and The Uncanny, the tenth installment of the series, in no way disappoints in that regard. John Taylor finds himself a bit stuck between a rock and a hard place as Walker is suddenly everywhere, offering him the one thing he never wanted and refusing to take no for an answer. John is forced once again to pair up with a varied and motley crew from the Nightside as he unwittingly involves himself in politics in the realm of Fae and the Nightside itself. The series seems to be moving back toward what was such a strong force for it in the earlier novels, an over-arcing plot. And I'm glad to see it. If you liked the series before, but wandered away, now is definitely the time to make your return.
krau0098 on LibraryThing 28 days ago
This is the tenth, yes the tenth, book in the Nightside series by Simon Green. While the last couple books in the series have been a bit less spectacular than the rest of the series, this book picks up the slack and starts a wonderful new storyline.The book starts out with John Taylor being hired to help an elf deliver an elven peace treaty across the Nightside (what is it about Green and his evil elves?). Anyway Walker doesn't want the treaty delivered and tries to stop John. At the conclusion of this event John is then approached by Larry Oblivion who wants help finding Tommy Oblivion. On top of all this John is getting odd warnings about Excalibur (yes, the sword from Arthurian legend) and Walker has decided that John should be his replacement as, the Man.This was a wonderful Nightside novel. You get to learn a lot more about the Oblivion brothers. They aren't my favorite Nightside characters but they have interesting powers and an interesting family history. So, if you have always wondered where the dead Larry Oblivion got that elven wand, well this is the book for you...Larry will finally tell his story in his own words.As usual the book is a lot of craziness. The usual over-the-top but oh-so-amusing descriptions of the horribleness of the Nightside are still here in force, some of the phrases you've heard before but some are new. John Taylor and crew always talk like they are walking through the frames of a comic book. Green is extremely creative with all the side descriptions of things John sees while passing through the Nightside; I love the fact that you never can guess what's going to be around the corner. The action scenes are phenomenal and the plot moves at a quick clip; always engaging never boring.I also loved the fact that a new huge storyline is starting in this book...it deals with Excalibur and possibly other aspects of Arthurian legend. Again I love how Green doesn't shy away from mashing whatever he wants to in this story. The first big story-arc dealt mostly with the bible and John's mother Lilith; occasionally Green would through some mythological and Arthurian elements in there as well. It is great fun!Let me see what else should you know about this book... We get to spend time with Mrs. Fate. We learn a lot more about Walker and how he runs the Nightside. Shotgun Suzie and Dead Boy (two of my favorites) are mainly absent from the story, but the story doesn't suffer from their absence. The Lord of Thorns comes back in a big way and we learn a lot more about Larry and Tommy's older brother; who is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Razor Eddie makes a few brief appearances, but mainly only to deliver dire warnings.Overall I was really pleased with this book. I thought books 8 and 9 were kind of slow and disappointing, but I love this series so I decided to read book 10. I am so happy I did. This book is action packed, very creative, starts a great new story, and was a wonderful read! I can't wait for the next one.
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Anyone that enjoys this type of book will enjoy this series. I greatly enjoy his humor. I like his reference to other subjects (star wars). You never know if the characters are going to help John solve a case or hunt him down for the bounty on his head.
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AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
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Each book gets better
Guest More than 1 year ago
These books are not intended to be great literature. They are intended to be light reading, sort of the potato chip of fiction. In this installment there is some forward movement of John Taylor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series of books is an exciting way to spend the morning
Guest More than 1 year ago
another addition to the night side series , does not stand alone from outside the series so for fans onyl
Guest More than 1 year ago
The usual humor and weirdness abounds. John is once again on the opposite side of Walker's interest and this time it comes to violence as an elf has come to the Nightside and Walker wants the elf dead but John has taken the elf as a client so it is John's job to get him safely out. But elves always have their own agenda. Always. Fast, humorous reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A good read as usual
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i have read everything he has written and the quality does not change!!!