Review: Fool Moon by Jim Butcher

Filed in Jim Butcher , Review , The Quirky Lover Posted on August 16, 2011 @ 11:00 am 2 comments

Format Read: Audiobook borrowed from library
Number of Pages: N/A
Release Date: July 1, 2001
Publisher: Roc / Buzzy Multimedia
Formats Available: Hardcover, paperback, audiobook, ebook
Purchasing Info: Amazon, Goodreads, Book Depository, Author’s Website

Book Blurb:

Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.

Business has been slow. Okay, business has been dead. And not even of the undead variety. You would think Chicago would have a little more action for the only professional wizard in the phone book. But lately, Harry Dresden hasn’t been able to dredge up any kind of work—magical or mundane.

But just when it looks like he can’t afford his next meal, a murder comes along that requires his particular brand of supernatural expertise.

A brutally mutilated corpse. Strange-looking paw prints. A full moon. Take three guesses—and the first two don’t count…

My Thoughts:

So, I’m on a mission to catch up in the Harry Dresden series. I have Ghost Story, Jim Butcher’s latest release sitting waiting patiently for my attention. To this end, I’m attempting to whip through the other books so I know what’s going on when I get to it. I loved Storm Front and was hoping for that same feeling as I started Fool Moon. And I definitely felt it!

Harry Dresden seems, on the surface, like a pretty average guy, apart from the whole Wizard thing. But the trouble he can get himself into really keeps a reader captivated! I was, at times, shocked with the gruesomeness in this book but Mr. Butcher pulled off the imaginary happenings with plausible circumstances. Sure, if you let a frenzied wolf, particularly the supernatural kind, loose in a police station, it will result in havoc and death. Any other outcome would just be silly, right?

I felt really bad for Harry, though, as he tries to balance his relationship with Murphy and his loyalties to The White Council. It’s not easy trying to do the right thing. And for Harry, bad is almost always followed by worse, in this book. But, in this second installment, I could really see the overall picture coming together, blending in the “why’s” from Storm Front neatly into Fool Moon. I am really looking forward to seeing how all the elements will play out in future books.

The one downfall I had while listening to this book was the explanation of the different types of wolves that could be involved in the mysterious deaths. Despite small reminders throughout, I was always just a little lost in what was what. A hard copy of the book on hand would have been immensely helpful. Overall, though, this was just a small setback, and easily ignored, as the sheer entertainment of the rest of the story overshadowed it.

Harry Dresden, regardless of his short comings (ie. his views on woman needing protection), is still tops in my book.

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I give Fool Moon 4 Bookies!

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About Jackie

Jackie is a quirky mom, living in Ontario, Canada. She's a bookkeeper by day and a book lover by night. She also blogs at The Novel Nation and writes occasionally for Heroes and Heartbreakers.

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  • Mary Beth August 17, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I'm also trying to catch up on the Dresden Files books. I just got Fool Moon, so I was really excited to see your review. I'm glad it's a good continuation of what the author started in Storm Front.

  • Sheree August 19, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I thought of this book as the werewolf one of the series.

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