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Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
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Fool Moon is Jim Butcher’s second Harry Dresden novel, first published in 2001 to wild acclaim and popularity.

And why not? Butcher knew back then that he had a winning formula and he does. Cool and charismatic protagonist, excellent world building, and a fun set of magic rules to make even the most cynical of urban fantasy readers to tune in like a Cubs-Sox game on WGN. Even Coach Ditka would no doubt no reveal a hint of a smile behind the sunglasses and mustache and say in a mid-western twang, “I like that guy Dresden.”

I like a good werewolf story as much as the next guy, and this is a good one. Butcher throws in some ins, some outs, some what haves you. Most interesting was the laundry list of different kinds of lycanthropes. I had to break out my second edition Dungeons & Dragons: Monster Manual and see what kind of rules Gary Gygax laid down. And even then Butcher threw in a very subtle variation that made me say “Ahhh.”

So a few months after the dust has settled from Harry’s last adventure from the events in Storm Front, the Wizard Fun Train gears up again for a howling good time.

Also fun is Butcher’s cast of characters, most notably Harry’s friend Bob, a talking skull. I imagine Dresden’s magical sidekick "spirit of intellect" to have the voice of Tim “The Tool man” Taylor’s neighbor Wilson.

Good times! Next up is 2001’s Grave Peril.

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Reading Progress

June 29, 2016 – Started Reading
June 29, 2016 – Shelved
July 1, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Shervin Jamali I liked it too, having read the first two installments; it's fun reading, but won't change your life in any substantial way. I gave it 3 stars also and I'm sure I'll get around to some more Dresden reading at some point, but I have a large stack of TBRs that take precedence.


message 2: by Lyn (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lyn I've been reading them and will likely read them all.


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