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Review: 116. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher...

August 30, 2011
I've been very impatiently waiting on this title to be mine (from the library)... Well, it finally was! Yay!

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Title: Ghost Story (Dresden Files #13)
Author: Jim Butcher
ISBN-13: 9780451463791
Hardcover: 477 pages
Publisher: Penguin Group, 2011
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Source: Waukesha Public Library

drey's thoughts: Poor poor Harry. *sigh* He does the world a good deed, and ends up in the ever-after for his efforts. Good thing he's got friends... Or does he?

In this thirteenth installment to the popular Dresden Files series, Harry is sent back to watch over his friends--and to prevent further catastrophe (of course). He's not real. He's lost his magic. And he can't figure out which friends need protecting, never mind the how.

Reading a bit like Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Harry gets to reflect on how his emotions have caused some of the ruckus now gone mad in Chicago--and all around the world--and figuring out what he needs to do to help fix things for everyone else. Murphy's stressed and mostly in shock. Molly's surviving as best she can. And Bob's split off his evil half, just in case somebody not-so-Harry gets their grubby mitts on his skull. Sigh. When did saving the world get so complicated?

I loved the growth Harry experiences in Ghost Story. I winced at the Molly we see here. And I felt really really badly for Murphy. But I thought the ending provided a twist to how the story can progress, and I can't wait to meet the Harry starring in book number fourteen.
drey's rating: Excellent!! Not quite my favorite Dresden Files book, but close.

Have you read Ghost Story? What did you think?


bermudaonion said...

So many people love this series. I'm not sure it's for me, but I feel like I should give it a try.

holdenj said...

I haven't read this either, but hear so much about it, figure I will have to pick it up at some point.

wheels209 said...

Hey drey,
I was thinking just last night, if you had a chance to read Ghost Story yet. lol!!! I guess I have my answer. Woot,Woot!!! I have 65 pages of Changes to finish reading. Oh some days I just say to myself, "just finish the darn book already".... But I want to enjoy and feel the story. Did you get a chance to see the interview with Patrick Rothfuss and Jim Butcher on youtube??? It is some really good stuff.

Take care my friend. Have a good week.

justpeachy36 said...

I just started reading the first book in this series a day or so ago... I'm loving it so far, but I've got a lot of catching up to do! Ghost Story sounds awesome!

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