Fool Moon (The Dresden Files # 2) by Jim Butcher
Published: January 9, 2001
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…
So, I love Harry, I’m just going to start with that. Harry is…perfection, I love him, his friends, his magic he’s just all around…AMAZING. Okay, maybe not just harry then, the whole freaking series so far is just perfection and it makes me want to keep just reading Jim Butcher and that is it. But we all know that can’t happen. Also, I heard the next book is where everything picks up (which I’ve already begun and, well, they were right.) and I’m super excited for it.
In this book, there’s a spree of killings happening and Harry is trying to figure it out all the while Murphy keeps trying to arrest him because she’s pretty pissed that Harry keeps leaving crucial information out of conversations with her. He does so because he just doesn’t want her to get hurt! *PLEASE NOTE I SHIP HARRY AND MURPH SO HARD* I mean she was a complete jerk to Harry in this book and it kind of hindered the shipping of the two factor, but I still want them to end up together.
I have to say that I adored the werewolf lore in this book, a good twist to categorizing them and what abilities certain ones have etc. I also enjoyed the scene towards the beginning where Harry has this insect demon trapped and you learn bits and pieces of his family history and it really makes me want to learn more about Harry. But either way, I love Harry a lot for saying things like this :
“I had to smile at the man. I mean, you have to smile at idiots and children.” or this
“With a sense of humor like that, you could make a living as a garbage man anywhere in the country.”
He’s a sarcastic, hilarious and well rounded character. He has his own demons to fight and comes to difficult decisions as well as knowing his responsibility he holds being a Wizard. A wonderfully written character as well as all the others in the book.
I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a series like this, this much before, and knowing that it’s like 16 books in so far, makes me happy because I know I have a very long road with Harry and all his friends…especially Bob. I love Bob!
If you’re looking for something sci-fi paranormal, with a lot of wit, humor, lore, and good writing.
Please do pick up The Dresden Files. They keep getting better and better. 1 was good, 2 was better, 3 so far is great. You better believe I’ll be reading this series all the way to the end.