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Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, Book 2) (edition 2001)

by Jim Butcher

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Title:Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, Book 2)
Authors:Jim Butcher
Info:Roc (2001), Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
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Tags:fiction, fantasy, classics, mystery, novel, romance, humor, children, young adult, series, horror, 850L, 4th-6th grade reading level, politics, crime

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Fool Moon by Jim Butcher

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I liked this one a little better than the first novel. A little bit tighter, and it held my interest better. I will continue with the series. ( )
  beertraveler | Feb 5, 2016 |
I love Harry, he is smart, strong, magical, and yet can be wimpy when beat down. Like a real person. He has to save himself and his "friends" from a crazy wolf born from a curse that has been set lose upon the city. His cop friend Murphy arrests him, the FBI is trying to kill him and then a pack of wolves is beating him ? What is poor Harry to do ? Don't miss this Harry Dresdan book ( )
  TheYodamom | Jan 29, 2016 |
Murphy completely ruined this book for me. ( )
  Irena. | Jan 28, 2016 |
Harry Dresden is down on his luck. One of his few friends and main sources of income refuses to talk to him. Just when things are so bad he can't afford his next meal there are murders in the city that need his kind of specialized expertise. The crime scene: a brutally mutilated corpse, large paw prints and it's a full moon. Take three guesses - and the first two don't count!

Fool Moon is the second book of The Dresden Files. This book is definitely a step up from Storm Front. The mystery in this one was more enjoyable and the writing over all is getting better. I think the fact that Harry is dealing with a werewolf being identified fairly early on frees up the writer to have more fun with the story. There are multiple suspects and more layers of motives to unravel rather than having a large focus on figuring out what kind of supernatural element is being dealt with.

The main characters could still use some work. For a such powerful and knowledgeable wizard, a point that is brought up several times, Harry Dresden sure doubts himself a lot. He's horrible with women, his witty banter is not always so witty and he beats himself up over things that aren't his fault. Still, there's a certain geeky charm about him. It's not until he hits rock bottom that Harry finds the strength he needs to get everyone through one tricky situation. Then there's Lieutenant Murphy. She is strong and capable but she's also short sited, close-minded and tends to jump to conclusions way too quickly for a detective who has been trained to follow the facts. I get her frustrations with Harry but it's also highly annoying at how inflexible and self righteous she is. Hopefully this is something that is worked out in the next book.

That said, the story is action packed and a fun page turner. There are some great one liners and I think Harry Dresden is heading in the right direction. ( )
  Narilka | Jan 23, 2016 |
Harry Dresden is one of the best heroes in fiction! Butcher does an amazing job at making this wizard relatable and inspirational. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451458125, Mass Market Paperback)

Could a werewolf be loose in Chicago? Common sense says no. The grisly evidence says yes. So does Harry Dresden. And with his weird connections, he should know.

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When the corpse of a brutally mutilated murder victim turns up at the time of the full moon, accompanied by some most unusual paw prints, professional wizard and supernatural investigator Harry Dresden finds himself searching Chicago for the werewolf stalking the city.… (more)

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