Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago's first (and only) Wizard P.I. Turns out the 'everyday' world is full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. Harry is the best at what he does - and not just because he's the only one who does it. So... show more
Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago's first (and only) Wizard P.I. Turns out the 'everyday' world is full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. Harry is the best at what he does - and not just because he's the only one who does it. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal capabilities, they look to him for answers. There's just one problem. Business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry's seeing dollar signs. But where there's black magic, there's a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry's name. And that's when things start to get ...interesting. Magic - it can get a guy killed.
Publish date: May 1st 2011
Pages no: 307
Edition language: English
Series: The Dresden Files (#1)
It started off slow, got really good around the middle and then fizzled out at the end. I did like Harry but I think the way his character was written, was not enough to draw me into his world. When the murderer was revealed, I just shrugged as there was no investment for me. There was not enough ex...
I really enjoyed this book. The lead is really likable. He has cool powers, but he isn't all full of himself because of it. He knows he isn't the toughest thing around. I understood the world easily. The details were woven into the storyline well. I didn't feel lost or bored by too much backgr...
Philip Marlowe pastiche mixed with what the author himself says is a hodge-podge of genuine magical practices mixed together. This is unfortunate because hard-boiled detectives are not terribly interesting these days unless they bring something new to the game. It was obvious that the new thing was ...
Okay, I know myself well enough that I'm pretty incapable of critical thought when it comes to The Dresden Files -- which is not to say I think the books (especially this one) are perfect, but I can overlook all the flaws -- and those I can't I can shrug off. It's been years -- almost a decad...
Review originally featured at Angel's Guilty Pleasures Storm Front Series: The Dresden Files #1 Author: Jim Butcher Genre: Urban Fantasy - Mystery Publisher: Roc Release Date: April 1, 2000 Format: eBook/Paperback Pages: 372 Source: Library Harry Dresden -- Wizard Lost items foun...