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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Storm Front - Jim Butcher

Read for the RIP V Reading Challenge.

Harry Dresden is a wizard, a fully practicing mage, the only one he knows of that actually advertises what he is. He takes the occasional odd job finding missing things, and also occasionally helps out the Chicago police. Storm Front starts out as a number of seemingly unrelated jobs that suddenly come together when Harry finds that someone has been committing some rather inventive magical murders, and he just might be next on the hit list.

I’m feeling weirdly ambivalent about this book, and I can’t put my finger on why. I don’t think I came into the book with many expectations, other than the fact that it had been made into a tv show, and I know people that have enjoyed this series. I can see where it would make a great tv show (and continuing series of books) – Harry’s world has great episodic potential. I just didn’t find myself overly captivated by it. My loss, I suppose. I won’t say I’ll never read another book in the series, just that I won’t necessarily be in a hurry to do so.

4 comments:

Caroline said...

I can't say I am very tempted to read it.

logankstewart said...

This is quite common with this book, I think. I've known a few people that didn't like it at all, and then there are some that are complete fanatics. I recently read Storm Front and had a different, more favorable impression than you (reviewed here). It could've been the timing for when I read it, too, as I'd been reading some thick, heavy prose, mostly-boring book before this one. All in all, I think I shall try the next book... eventually.

Megan said...

Interesting point. It did have a very different style to many of the books I've read lately. I don't think I had any overt feelings on the style in general, but I wonder if it was subconsciously effecting my impression of the book.

Kailana said...

I don't mind this series, but I don't love it. I have read the first book and still haven't read on in the series...