When an unknown someone shoots him and leaves him to die, Harry Dresden hopes he might be heading to a better place. Unfortunately, being dead doesn't make Harry's life any easier. Trapped between life and death, he learns that his friends are in serious trouble. Only by finding his murderer can he save his friends and move on-a feat which would be a lot easier if he had a body and access to his powers. Worse still are the malevolent shadows that roam Chicago, controlled by a dark entity that wants Harry to suffer even in death. Now, the late Harry Dresden will have to pull off the ultimate trick without using any magic-or face an eternity as just another lost soul…
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1 . A New Adventure
Posted July 27, 2011 by Sprigum , BentonvilleMy favorite Dresden novel is still Turn Coat. That particular book was just a blast for me. This book probably ranks up around 4th or 5th for the series for me. Following behind Changes, Fool Moon, Small Favor, and probably Proven Guilty.
While I don't think it's Jim's crown jewel of the series I'm quite glad to see him mixing it up and I think he's the first author to ever kill off a first person narrator mid series and keep chugging along.
Like Changes, Ghost Story again reinvents Harry Dresden, except this time he's dead. Which isn't a spoiler for anyone who's read the previous novel.
Ghost Story is a very different experience from the rest of the series, almost as different as the first book is from Changes. This isn't a bad thing really, but I feel almost a little cheated compared to how amazing Changes and Turn Coat were.
Ghost story is lots and lots of character development. There is a flashy plot as always, but I found it to be a bit more stale (much like the 3rd book). I still loved it; Jim Butcher can do little wrong by me, but instead of blowing things up we're going to do a little more delving into the mind and soul of Harry Dresden.
The humor in this book is better than Changes, which was probably the most serious book of the series. I really enjoyed the change of pace in this novel and look forward to the 14th now more than ever.
July 26, 2011
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