Tuesday, January 19, 2016

2016 Books: Fool Moon

Fool Moon: Book Two of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
Roc, 2001
342 p.

I like the concept of this series - noir-ish detective! But with supernatural stuff! And I read the first one years ago and remember liking it. Unfortunately, I had a really hard time getting into this one; it seemed way too slow for a WEREWOLF MURDER MYSTERY, and the protagonist spent a little too much time congratulating himself for his "old-fashioned" views on women. (Which - I don't think all characters need to have beliefs and viewpoints I approve of in a moral sense. It's often more interesting when they don't. But here the utterly stereotypical retrograde views just served to make the character unsympathetic and less, not more, interesting.) However, several people have told me that book three is when these get good, so I'll try the next one soon.

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