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Blood Rites

by Jim Butcher

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Series: The Dresden Files (6)

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"Book six of the Dresden Files continues the epic saga. This imaginative series continues to surprise and delight with its inventiveness and sympathetic hero." ??Booklist

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I've never DNF'd a book this far into a series, but I had to. I'm also calling it quits on the series, which I've rarely done this far into a series either. Though I mostly enjoyed the previous books, I commented about the amount sexual content in each of my reviews. Jim Butcher's main use for female characters seems to be as sexual objects, and their body parts are described often and in far too much detail. This makes me uncomfortable both as a woman and as a Christian.

So you can imagine my discomfort and frustration with this book that has a main setting of a porn movie set. At the 26% mark, I realized that just wasn't worth it. I have enjoyed James Marsters's narration, which might be the only reason I continued as long in the series as I did, but that's it for me.
  Kristi_D | Sep 22, 2023 |
Harry gets his dog in this book XD

Also - this book is Thomas' backstory! And some of Harry's backstory ;D

We also learn a lot more about the White Court, and one of Butcher's most hilarious scenes is in this novel. I liked this one a lot. Harry feels! ( )
  AnonR | Aug 5, 2023 |
Harry Dresden is up to his usual tricks: working his wizardry for a few scraps and pennies, dodging malicious entities, and navigating his personal feuds with vampires and the wizarding establishment. This time he also delves into the world of porn, and the differences between the various types of vampires become more defined. There is plenty of sex and violence and magic here as usual, but also the story of Harry begins to fill in a bit. I can’t binge these novels—I get a bit worn out on the procedural details and tropes. The character development is intriguing though, and I’ll come back for the next one after a while. ( )
  karenchase | Jun 14, 2023 |
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  freixas | Mar 31, 2023 |
Once again I'm reminded that urban fantasy is not my genre. Also that is usually a mistake to jump into a series on book six. Found this one in a used book store though and friends had liked the series so what the hey, I gave it a try. Competent writing, complex and often interesting story, but still not for me. ( )
  JudyGibson | Jan 26, 2023 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Butcher, Jimprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
MacLeod, LeeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marsters, JamesNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For my nieces and nephews: Craig, Emily, Danny, Ellie, Gabriel, Lori, Anna, Mikey, Kaitlyn, Greta, Foster and Baby-To-Be-Named-Later. I hope you all grow up to find as much joy in reading as has your uncle.
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The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault.
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"What about her death curse?"
I blinked.
"You'd thought of that, right?" he asked.
"What death curse?" I stammered.
"Use your head, boy," Ebenezar said. "If she's got a wizard's power, she might well be able to level a death curse at you when she goes down."
"Oh, come on," I muttered. "That's no fair. She's already dead."
She flipped to a second page and took a pen from behind one hair-bun. "Oh, what would you like on your vegetarian pizza?"
"Dead pigs and cows," I said.
She glanced up at me and wrinkled her nose.
"They're vegetarians," I said defensively.
"But what do you want on yours? I mean, I'm supposed to make everyone happy here."
"Kill me some animals, then," I said. "It's a protein thing."
"Oh, you should have said," Inari replied, smiling at me. We stopped in front of a door and she scribbled on her clipboard. "Some extra cheese, maybe some beans and corn. Or wait. Tofu. Protein. I'll fix you up."
Bean-curd pizza, good grief. I should raise my rates.
"Hey, Harry. You know what?"
"No. What?"
"I'm thinking maybe we should get indoors."
I picked up the puppy and scanned the darkness but saw nothing. "Discretion is the better part of not getting exsanguinated," I said. "Let's go."
Murphy had genuine worry on her face and actual tears in her eyes and I started feeling out of my depth. Maybe because it was a family thing. It seemed like something completely alien and I didn't get it. Murphy was worried about being close to her mom. Murphy should just go talk to her mom, right? Bite the bullet and clear the air. With anyone else she'd have handle the problem exactly that way. But I've noticed that people got the most irrational whenever family was around while simultaneously losing their ability to distinguish reason from insanity. I call it familial dementia.
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