Kevin L. Nenstiel

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (39 of 49)
Location: Kearney, Nebraska
Birthday: Aug. 15
In My Own Words:
Kevin L Nenstiel has a history of lying in biographical blurbs. His major artistic influences are William Shakespeare, Mary Harris 'Mother' Jones, and Mr. Magoo. In lieu of flowers, dedicated fans should send Kevin rum collinses and trail mix. Like most artists, Kevin is extremely pale.

Kevin L Nenstiel is a novelist and playwright. Writers and artists Kevin considers exemplary include Paula Vogel, T.C. Boyle, Jim Butcher, Jackson Pollock, Tim O'Brien (the musician), and more. Kevin also paints and sculpts.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 350,602 - Total Helpful Votes: 39 of 49
After The Flood ~ The Clumsy Lovers
After The Flood ~ The Clumsy Lovers
5.0 out of 5 stars Clumsy Blues, July 3 2004
What do you get when you take a basic bluegrass sound, throw in every other form of music thatcan support a mandolin and fiddle, sculpt it with a strong young songwriter, and season it with several years of indie releases and long tours before putting it on major-label disc for the first time? You get this CD.
The sticker on the shrink-wrap calls it a fusion of Bluegrass and Celtic music. That's part of it. You can also hear the influence of gospel, Gypsy, country, blues, and rock on several tracks. Traditional instrumentals and adaptations punctuate sharp songs like "Mercy," "Scarce," and "Everything's Okay." The mini-opera that runs from "House… Read more
Agents Of Light And Darkness by Simon R. Green
Agents Of Light And Darkness by Simon R. Green
2.0 out of 5 stars Spotty Follow-Up, July 3 2004
Where the previous volume of this series felt like a great introduction, this book feels leaden. Half the time, the author feels like he's still setting up the setting, but nearly every character or setting he introduces is destroyed right away. In the end, only Jessica Sorrow remains of the new characters introduced to return in the future.
Author Simon R. Green hopscotches from one encounter to another--a psychic boy band, a dancer who lives by stealing vitality from the undead, a gun that works by undoing God's creation--only to have the lead prove fruitless and the characters in question be destroyed. This feels less like a mission or a quest than a scavanger hunt at a spastic… Read more
Something from the Nightside by Simon R. Green
Something from the Nightside by Simon R. Green
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Introduction, July 3 2004
A beautiful woman walks into the office of a washed-up private dick and waves money in his face. He takes the case. You've read this before, of course you have. But then the dick takes the dame into hell.
There's nothing really groundbreaking in this short novel by Simon R. Green. It's not supposed to be revolutionary; it's supposed to be fun. With its mix of urban fantasy, science fiction, and horror, it's hip weekend reading, something to take to the beach.
This is an introductory volume to a series, and as such it spends a lot of effort introducing the reader to the setting and to recurring characters. It's full of promise for upcoming volumes, even if this one feels… Read more