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Butcher, Jim: Storm Front

Storm Front
Writer: Jim Butcher
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 322

So I finally got around to reading the ever-infamous debut of The Dresden Files. It's a good read, but it didn't grab me, and I think it's more due to fact it's just been built up so much that it was almost impossible for me to really sit down and relax with this sucker. That said, the book (series) is a staple in the urban fantasy genre, and I'm glad I read it. It's worth reading, hyped up or not. :)

The premise: Harry Dresden is a wizard for hire. Only he lives in modern day Chicago, and no one takes him seriously. The ones who do are either crazy or simply don't trust him, even when they need his help. And he gets more than he can chew when the police call him in on a double-homicide, one committed with black magic. It wouldn't be so bad, if everyone around him didn't think he was the killer.

The full review, with spoilers, can be found in my LJ. As always, comments and discussion are most welcome.


Happy Reading! :)

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