Darkside (Darkside #1)
Creatures of the night…
There's no place like home.
Jonathan Starling's home has been attacked, his dad is in an asylum, he's running for his life, and there's nowhere to hide.
Jonathan has stumbled upon London's greatest secret: Darkside.
Incredibly dangerous and unimaginably exciting, Darkside is the creepiest place Jonathan has ever seen. It'
Now, his father is once again suffering from a coma, and someone is hunting down Londoners. It all starts when Ricky Thomas is kidnappe...more
Jonathan Starling is used to being on his own, going unnoticed by almost everyone around him. His mother disappeared before he was old enough to remember her and his father, Alain, spends the majority of his time locked away in his study, suffering periodic episodes, claiming he can feel “the darkening” that is coming. With only his neighbor Mrs. Elwood to keep an eye on him, London is Jonathan’s playground.
One night, while alone in his house after a...more
Am helllichten Tag wird der 14-jährige Ricky Thomas während eines Schulausflugs mitten in London entführt. Es gibt keine Zeugen und die einzige Spur ist ein orangefarbenes Haar, das am Tatort gefunden wird. Die Polizei ist ratlos.
Gleichzeitig befindet sich ein weiterer 14-jähriger in Gefahr. Jonathan Starling ist bei seinem Vater aufgewachsen, einem zurückgezogen lebenden Mann, der sich wenig um seinen Sohn kümmert und sich stattdessen lieber in seinem Arbeitszimmer einschließt. Do...more
If I'd have read this when I was a kid, I would have loved it and read the whole series. It's based upon the idea that there is a hidden city beneath London where all the bad people were sent during Victorian times. There's v...more
I liked this book because it was suspenseful and had a lot of action. I thought the author did...more
If you've read this book and enjoyed it, I would recommend A Madness of Angels next.
But the book looks interesting so far.
2.5 starts actuall...more
Jonathan Starling often feels his father, Alain Starling, is keeping secrets from him especially concerning his mother's disappearance. What he doesn't yet know is that his suspicions are right. Alain in the past was involved with a place under the wrong side of the streets of London. A place rightfully named Darkside. Mostly given the reason that its inhabitants are all of London's worst type of people who include murdere...more
The plot involves a young boy, Jonathan, who discovers a secret world that overlaps modern London. In Darkside, nefarious characters like werewolves and vampires roam freely, and the town is ruled by descendants of Jack the Ripper. I liked the premise of the book an...more
Becker, Tom. 2008. Darkside.
This one was a nice book for the R.I.P. 3 Challenge. It was an adventuresome story of two boys who happen to be half-and-half though they don't know it. Half darksider. Half lightsider. What is the Darkside? In this case, it is an underworld of London. Old Queen Victoria cleaned up the ton alright, but she sentenced all the lowlifes to Darkside...and placed them under the leadership of Jack the Ripper. Now all this time later (the book is set in modern times), the des...more
Picture a windy dark night. The rain is hammering against the house. The lights are flickering from the wind pounding the power lines. The rest of the house is asleep. The clock slowly inches towards 2:00am.
Does that catch your attention? Well, I had to set the mood for how I found myself last night with the horrible weather and DARKSIDE in my hands. I had spent the better part of the day in bed with a migraine. So, finally feeling better, the rest of the...more
This book is about 14 year old named Jonathan Stirling who soon discovers some interesting stuff about his father. His father is Alain, who is in a coma in the hospital. Jonathan discovers a book he has spent his life working on talking about the "Darkside". He soon goes on an adventure to see things that most people would never see in their life. This book was a pretty well written book with some weird things in it such as the metaphors or idioms. I would suggest that you read this book if you...more
This concept has been done to death, and every other time I've read it, it's been done better. While the story, though unoriginal, is compelling enough to be good, the writing is so awful and there are so many inconsistencies in the plot that I was barely able to get through the book. Don't waste your time or your money.
Tom's early enthusiasm for books and reading was encouraged by his parents who were voracious readers. Their family home was clutt...more