Monday, April 23, 2007

The Dresden Files

A friend of mine suggested these books by Jim Butcher. While urban fantasy is not my particular genre of choice, I have to say that the first book, Storm Front, is pretty good. It's a first person account of Harry Dresden, an openly practicing wizard in Chicago that functions as a paranormal investigator. Harry has a wry wit and is a likeable protagonist. Butcher writes in a fairly straightforward fashion that avoids campiness, which is the only way I like my fiction. I have no problem voluntarily suspending disbelief if the author will only let me. I have only gotten to chapter 5 but it gets favorable marks so far.

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