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Monday, March 28, 2011

44) Ghost of a Chance by Simon R. Green

The Blurb -

The Carnacki Institute exists to "Do Something" about Ghosts-and agents JC Chance, Melody Chambers, and Happy Jack Palmer will either lay them to rest, send them packing, or kick their nasty ectoplasmic arses with extreme prejudice.

My Thoughts -

I have read quite a few of Simon R. Green's Nightside novels and I was happy to see that he had a new series out about ghosts. I love reading about vampires, weres and other paranormals but I really do like a good ghost story! I was hoping that this author would deliver a good one.

Well it was a good one but it was also a little disappointing at the same time. Things start out as all new series do. A nice dramatic entrance and an introduction to the main characters and general storyline. Then things evolve into the main plot. So far so good. However then things started getting a little to 'Nightside' for me.

Don't get me wrong! I have enjoyed the Nightside novels immensely but I was expecting something different. This new series does have a new theme and some interesting new characters but about halfway through I felt like I was in the Nightside again. The strange and marvelous world is really worth reading about but I didn't want this series to be anything like it.

Despite the slight disappointment I have to say this was a sometimes disgusting but definitely a super read. I could have done with a little less of the weirdness but I guess it is Green's style and he does it good whether you like it or not. I do wonder where things will go next and have already tracked down the second book (which released in the Summer) and have added it to my wishlist. I have to give the next one a try because of the ghosts and the Britishness!


Aurian said...

No, this is an author who does not appeal to me at all.

Vickie said...

I really like the Secret History series, sort of like The Nightside series and rather disappointed in Ghostfinders. I kept getting that ick factor that signalled I should stop listening.