Fool Moon

Fool Moon

A Novel of the Dresden Files

Book - 2008
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Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends. With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karrin Murphy of Chicago's Special Investigations Unit. He wants to redeem himself in Murphy's eyes and make enough money to quiet his rumbling stomach.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : New American Library, Roc, 2008, c2001
ISBN: 9780451462022
0451462025
9780451458124
0451458125
Call Number: BUTCHER, J

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Dreamstime
Jan 27, 2018

Wow! What a ride. Yes, there is a certain formula in the Dresden books. Harry Dresden, our intrepid hero, faces a sequence of terrible villains and disasters only to survive victoriously. Harry has incredible but limited wizard power. But he's no superman. He also has a soft, vulnerable side as he teeters at the edge of calamity. Jim Butcher's stories percolate with energy and vibrate with evocative tension.

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flufficorn
Nov 27, 2013

For me personally, this book took me a bit longer to finish just because I happened across the short-lived (but awesome) television series and I knew the answer to the riddle already just not all the details.

Nonetheless, I did read this book and I loved every blood-soaked minute of it! I was never a big fan of how most werewolves are portrayed in the media, but I gotta say that Butcher really had some fun here!

The book itself was very action packed, with death facing Harry nearly every chapter. The character of Tera West has to be my favorite character that he has introduced so far, and I have never really had a big thing for wolves. I do not hate them; they are okay. But Tera. I just loved her.

I am growing to dislike the character of Murphy and I am hoping to see some change in that character as the series goes on. Stubbornness is great and all, but it's getting old. That girl needs to know when to just go with it. Static characters can get dull. I have, however, resigned to the idea that Murphy is very unlikely to change as the series goes on because the story is about Harry, not Karrin. Regardless though, I am excited for the third book. :)

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LaPhenixa
Nov 22, 2013

Newness wore off a little for me, but I still enjoyed it. The narration is wonderful!

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acej
Jun 07, 2013

It was entertaining enough for a common sequel in a not-so-common series such as the Dresden Files. I felt the book kicked off with a slow start that last pretty much through to the end, and I felt like I was sledging through the pages. Not a bad sequel....but it did not hold my attention throughout which is a joy that I look for in reading a story. Perhaps the next book will be different.

Incinerated_Newt Mar 10, 2011

With a murderous shapeshifters on the loose in Chicago, it's up to Harry Dresden to find the monster and stop it before becoming its lunch.

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acej
Jun 07, 2013

acej thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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