To misquote Andrew Marvell “had I but world enough and time” I would do you one hell of a review of this book and all the other Dresden Files I have read, but it is the 28th of December and thusly I have but four short days to blog nearly 40 books so, (hangs head in shame) here is Goodreads:
“Harry Dresden — Wizard
Lost items found. Paranormal Investigations.
Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates.
No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or
Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he’s the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things — and most of them don’t play well with humans. That’s where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a — well, whatever.
There’s just one problem. Business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry’s seeing dollar signs. But where there’s black magic, there’s a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry’s name. And that’s when things start to get… interesting.
Magic. It can get a guy killed.”
But I have time to say, nay to stand atop the highest hill and proclaim. HARRY (Blackstone copperfield) DRESDEN is possibly the best fictional detective ever! Harry is not a work of fiction but a work of genius by Jim Butcher : Spenser meets Merlin meets Spiderman meets, well pretty much every cool deadpanning superhero ever. And they just keep getting better. Discovering Dresden is the reading highlight of my 2013, if not my life!