Friday, June 14, 2013

Review: Fool Moon

Fool Moon is the second book in Jim Butcher's Dresden files series. It's clear how Butcher's approaching the series. Each book is going to be the paranormal monster of the moment, and we get to see Dresden repeatedly beat up and tortured until he limps across the finish line.

The theme in this novel is the werewolf. Again, Dresden solves problems mostly by getting beaten up, spat out, and getting screwed over. He also demonstrates that he's not much of a wizard by running out of power repeatedly, dropping his tools at crucial moments and in general failing to do wizardly things.

I've been told that the novels get better. The voice is good enough that I'll give a 3rd novel a try in the hopes that it does get better. In any case, skip this one.

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