The Bride Wore Black Leather (Nightside #12)
His last case as a P.I.has him investigating the death of The King of Skin at the Immortals Ball.Who can kill an immortal in front of a roomful of witnesses and no one see anything?
His first case as walker has John teaming up with Julien Advent, the Victorian Adventurer when the ghost of the Hawk and Wind Bar disappears.Who is the mysterious...more
It's also, for those who don't know, the last book in the series. At least the last staring John Taylor. It's a pretty decent entry, though not my favorite. I was kinda hoping for a bit more of a bang, but ah well.
As with many finales, we ge...more
The backdrop for this whole thing, is John and Suzie are finally getting married (this is book...more
This book was a lot of fun. I thought a few things ended a bit too...more
Warning: This book mentions spoilers for the Drood series. I was most unhappy.
The final book of the series and I find myself strangely unsatisfied. Partly because it took quite some time for the main story to start in earnest.
While many elements of the plot were engaging, it was still a helter-skelter thing. I expected better of John Taylor's send-off than yet another trumped up entity intent on possessing the Nightside. And I certainly expected better than the initial locked room murders...more
I was expecting a big showdown for the final book. That didn't happen, though I suppose every other book threatened the end of the Nightside; I was rather used to those stakes by now.
All of the usual suspects were in this one, though I was disappointed that a book with Suzie on the cover didn't actually have Suzie in...more
On the other hand, the title and the cover seemed to imply a great story, so I thought I'd give it a try.
The story opens with John Taylor looking for something to do, since I read other books by Simon R. Green before, and they run between pretty g...more
Yet still, for a last installment, it had its cool moments and its action and its wrap-ups. I was fairly put out by the Julien thing...more
Sadly like watching a comic who relies on the same material too long I found the Bride Wore Black Leather enjoyable but far less than when the Ni...more
In the secret heart of London, under the cover of endless darkness, the Nightside caters to anyone with any unusual itch that needs to be scratched. But enter at your own risk. The party animals who live here may be as inhuman as their appetites...
My name is John Taylor. The Nightside is my home. I didn't plan it that way. In fact, I once tried to get away. But I came back. An...more
This was the last installment in the Nightside series and I'm not even sure I have words to do it justice.
I've heard complaints that the series started going downhill after the Lillith wars, and to be fair, there were some tangents and repetition there. This book brought it all back though, made everything worth it, and wrapped up the series in a way that maybe I can live with (although I'd secretly love it if SRG would pick the series up again in the future, potenti...more
The books were always based on the basic Pulp premise of crisis, run here, run there, resolve the situation while finally destroying (or thwarting)the villain and than move onto the next threat of all encompassing oblivion for Taylor and crew. This book does all that too, but it also has hundreds...more
The story is effec...more
I was right in many ways and wrong about the equal number.
This volume is the latest in a series that goes back several years. When I finished it, I looked up the series and am currently half way through the first book. That says s...more
Simon Green's Nightside books are always a hoot. They're fun, fast-paced, irreverent and full of attitude. Now they've ended. I hope. I'm not saying that because they're aren't great. Check the stars people. I'm saying it because not only was this book great fun, but because John and his extended family have grown up. John has a respectable job and the love of his life, and as the title suggests there's a wedding. This book is a fitting and noble end for a venerable series.
If I had one negative...more
The book's title references the wedding of Suzie Shooter and John Taylor as set up in the preceding book. However, the overall theme of the book evaluates who John Taylor has become over the course of the twelve books in the series, and how is relationships have evolved. Simon R. Green delivers on that by revisiting key locales from some of the earlier books, but also by bringing back key characters...more
Put on your seat belt and get out your barf bag, you're entering the Nightside where
"you can find the baddest clubs and the maddest music, parties that will never end as long as someone's got cash in their pocket or credit on their cards…[where] temptation winks from every street-corner, and there's always a quiet back room where you can sell your soul....more
I've had a complicated relationship with the Nightside novels over the years. I was first drawn to the third book in the series, Nightingale's Lament, due to the gorgeous and mesmerizing cover. Soon after...more
Now here's the problem. That's the basic blurby thing they give you on all the reviews. I kept waiting for it to happen. 2/3 of the way through the book...more
His latest installment in the Nightside series is no exception. Murky streets, mind-boggling mysteries and ridiculous escapes are all part of the package. Just pure fun to read.
My only gripes about the...more
His Deathstalker series is partly a parody of the usual space-opera of the 1950s, told with sovereign disregard of the rules of probability, while being at the same time extremely bloodthirsty.