A Hard Day’s Knight

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3 out of 5 stars
By Doc on 02-16-11

A Dark Green

My first Nightside book. I read it because of the Excalibur angle.
I wasn't bored. The book is fairly fast-paced and almost off-handedly violent--but it's fun in a sort of distopian, over-the-top way.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Brandon on 01-17-12

Worth it

Dark and well written story, with just the right amount of implausible twists you expect (but don't see coming) in a Nightside book.

It kept me engaged and managed to surprise me quite a few times.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 11-15-16

Dark, mindless entertainment

The Nightside books are inventive, but the heroes always win and are never in danger of losing so there isn't much suspense. Dead people come back to solve unsolvable problems, heroes discover new capabilities just when they need them. The tone of the main characters is disdainful confidence while breezing their way through difficulty while maintaining their sort of witty dialog.
It is actually exactly like the author's Drood books in tone, but with more gratuitous gore since everything is set in the Nightside, a mythical underside of London.
The reader is good given the material.

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5 out of 5 stars
By William C. Lisse Jr. on 03-29-15

Another great Nightside book

What did you love best about A Hard Day’s Knight?

Consistent story and characters. John Taylor is such a sarcastic...

What other book might you compare A Hard Day’s Knight to and why?

Jim Butcher Dresden Files and Benedict Jacka's Alex Verus. Definitely, independent characters that swim upstream.

Which scene was your favorite?

The trip to the future Nightside.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

John's usual wisecracking wit.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Heather on 01-23-14

King Arthur, Excalibur & John

I have to say that this is my favorite Nightside tale of all. The title says it all!

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2 out of 5 stars
By Yasmin on 06-20-13

Didn't finish, Couldn't Get Into it

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone loking more for comedy than thriller

Would you ever listen to anything by Simon R. Green again?

Yes, maybe

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Pretty good

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Hard Day’s Knight?

I din't finish, but in all the fact that it started off about excaliber and didn't get much better, I was done before Chapter 1 ended.

Any additional comments?

When I listen at work I need something high intensity and fast-paced. This may be better reading in print...it starts really slow

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