Nightside Series

Simon R. Green

Green’s Nightside series is the perfect read for Neil Gaiman and Jim Butcher fans waiting for their next fix.  The first title, Something from the Nightside, does tend to feel heavily derivative of of Gaiman’s Neverwhere and Butcher’s Dresden Files in places.  However, there are definitely some unique quirks thrown in for texture and variety.  Subsequent books, featuring the gumshoe John Taylor and his girlfriend Suzie Shooter (aka Oh God It’s Her), are increasingly imaginative and exciting. Green pulls his characters from mythology, science fiction, history and his own nightmarish imagination.  His hidden London, the Nightside, is as richly imagined and varied as any Tolkein city.  A creative, addictive and excellent series.