Fool Moon by Jim Butcher (‘The Dresden Files’ series Book #2)

Roc MM

Format: Mass Market Paperbound - Published: January 3, 2001 - 352 Pages - ISBN: 0451458125 - Published By: Roc MM

 

Fool Moon

by Jim Butcher

‘The Dresden Files’ series Book #2

Business has been slow. Okay, business has been dead. And not even of the undead variety. You would think Chicago would have a little more action for the only professional wizard in the phone book. But lately, Harry Dresden hasn’t been able to dredge up any kind of work – magical or mundane.

But just when it looks like he can’t afford his next meal, a murder comes along that requires his particular brand of supernatural expertise.

A brutally mutilated corpse. Strange-looking paw prints. A full moon. Take three guesses – and the first two down’t count…

Review: I finished this book on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007. As the second book in ‘The Dresden Files’ series, it was just as awesome as the first.

Harry is a character in a class all his own. He’s smart, deduces things quickly, and more than makes up for his lack of brawn. He’s completely original, and I’ll never see his sort of character in another book. His natural mix of old-fashioned chivalry, common sense and curiosity is a joy to read.

I do hope that, in future books, Murphy will understand Harry more. I can understand why he doesn’t tell her ‘all’, but she still deserves to know everything so that she can understand where he’s coming from when he ‘omits’ something.

I thought the rest of the characters were perfect for this story – a mix of magic and ‘werewolves of different varieties’ and I liked those different varieties. It’s the first time I read the entire mix, and I enjoyed that. Usually in a novel, differences aren’t pointed out – just what is, is. But this was way different.

I truly enjoy Jim Butcher’s flare and imagination when he writes his stories, his characters. They feel ‘true to life’ in so many ways. All the emotions Harry feels for his friends and acquantances, you, as the reader, feel them as well, just like anyone would. I sooooo can’t wait to get my hands on the third book, Grave Peril.

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