Book Review: Simon R. Green’s Hex and the City

Posted February 23, 2012 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Young Adult readers

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Simon R. Green’s Hex and the City

Hex and the City


Simon R. Green

urban fantasy in Paperback edition that was published by Ace Books on February 22, 2005 and has 246 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Something From the Nightside, Mean Streets, Agents of Light and Darkness, Nightingale's Lament, Paths Not Taken, Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth, Hell to Pay, Just Another Judgement Day, The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny, A Hard Day's Knight, The Unnatural Inquirer, The Bride Wore Black Leather, Home Improvement: Undead Edition, Hex Appeal, Man with the Golden Torc, Daemons are Forever, The Spy Who Haunted Me, From Hell with Love, For Heaven's Eyes Only, Live and Let Drood, Casino Infernale, Blue Moon Rising, Tales of the Hidden World, Blood and Honor, From a Drood to a Kill, The Dark Side of the Road, Dead Man Walking, Very Important Corpses, Moonbreaker, Dr. DOA

Fourth in the Nightside dark urban fantasy series for young adults about a private detective who can find anything.

My Take

Somehow I missed doing a review on this when I read it back in August, but my notes tell me it was a pip. John Taylor takes a ride through time when he goes off to explore the origin of the Nightside as a commission from “Lady Luck”. Each time John dips into is an adventure from Herne the Hunter to the Romans to some unexpected news from Merlin and Nimue. And he finally gets to meet Mommie Dearest…eeek…


The Cover

The cover is all pinks, yellows, and a splash of orange as a city street of houses topped with razor wire curves into the vanishing point focusing on a bedraggled Herne the Hunter as he emerges from his cardboard box…what can I say, ol’ Herne is homeless in the Nightside. A gigantic full moon fills in the rest.