Review: Fool Moon


Fool Moon: The Dresden Files, Book 2

 Title: Fool Moon Author: Jim Butcher
 Series: The Dresden Files (2) Genre(s): Fiction, Supernatural, Fantasy, Mystery Fiction
Publisher: Roc Publication Date: 2001
 Pages: 311  Finished: 11/2010

Why Picked:

I adored the SciFi show. I kept meaning to read the books after it got canceled but never got around to it. So now I am listening/reading whenever I take a long trip by myself.


Harry Dresden–Wizard
Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.

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 don’t count… [1]

First Line:

“I never used to keep track of the phases of the moon.”


I love Harry Dresden. I am not sure if it is because I love James Marsters and in my head he is Harry or because I loved the TV Harry as well. But mostly I think it is because I love the idea of magic and magical creatures being real. I love the fact that Butcher calls the dimension where supernatural things live “The Nevernever.” I love the fact that Harry is a gentlemen and a smartass. I love the fact that he is constantly damaged both physically and emotionally. There are modern sensibilities and noir mystery and medieval magic. Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is a hero and a mystic and the first person I would want on my side if I was in trouble.

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