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Proven Guilty (Dresden Files Series #8)

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  • Posted July 5, 2011

    Great mental illustrations!

    This is the first and only book I have ever read by Jim Butcher to date and I loved it. The story was funny, dark yet positive, and overall very intelligently put together. One of the most captivating things about this book/author is that scenes, people, and objects are laid it in such smart detail that it felt as if I was watching a movie of the book in HD with special effects and all. I could literally visualize ever magical event with no difficulty as I read. Excellent story to match too! I really think this book should be made into movies for an adult "Harry Potter" like series; it would be much better. Bucher made a fan out of me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2014

    Another favorite in the Dresden Universe. *Book source ~ Local

    Another favorite in the Dresden Universe.

    *Book source ~ Local library

    Due to the War the ranks of the Wardens are stretched thin, so the White Council has been forced to hand Harry a grey cloak. Horror of horrors! Wait, that’s not all the horror in town. SplatterCon!!! is in Chicago and there’s trouble at the horror convention that seems to revolve around Michael Carpenter’s oldest daughter, Molly. Tasked by the Council to investigate dark magic in his town, Molly’s plea for help with her boyfriend’s arrest at SplatterCon!!! and imminent war between the fairy courts, Harry is feeling pulled in too many directions. Will he be able to fulfill his duties as Warden and friend without getting himself or anyone else killed?

    My Guest Reviewers:
    A ~ my 16-yr-old daughter
    T ~ my 14-yr-old son
    K ~ my 13-yr-old son

    Is it a surprise if I say that we still love this series? Probably not. :D This time the trouble revolves around black magic and its use in Chicago. One of the jobs a Warden must do is track down users of black magic called warlocks and execute them even if they are kids who didn’t know any better. Harry loathes this part of his job and we can understand why. We don’t like it either even though it’s usually something that needs done because the kids are too far gone to be saved. It still sucks. Anyway, the mystery kept us guessing and the phobophages were pretty cool. Everyone liked the description of Arctis Tor, Harry’s replica of Chicago that he calls Little Chicago and A wants to know why Molly doesn’t have the same problem with electronics that Harry does. Hmmm…good question! Everyone also agrees that Charity is one badass and they like her better after this book than they did before. And even though it was hot in this book, T said Harry should always wear his duster. He loves the duster.

    Favorite moments:

    Everyone liked the ending with the Council and Harry’s conversation afterwards with Michael. 
    Also, the entire scene in Arctis Tor.
    A said any scene with Michael in it is a good one. Hmmm…someone has a book crush.

    Each book it gets harder and harder to pick a favorite, so…
    Favorite quotes:

    “A bolt of warmth, fierce with joy and pride and gratitude, flashed through me like sudden lightning. I don’t care whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching-they are your family. And they were my heroes.”

    “Molly was arrested. Possession.”
    I blinked at him. “She was possessed?”

    “Murphy, you rock! Go Team Dresden!”
    “Hey, I’m the one who rocks…Go Team Murphy.”

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  • Posted May 17, 2014

    Never a dull moment!

    Great reading! Love his series. Once I finish one book, cannot wait to jump in to next one.

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  • Posted February 8, 2014

    I am so happy to have found this series!

    Just as fun, action and humour ridden as so many others in this series. If you love magic, suspense, underdogs, movie monsters, detectives or just a well written tale, this is a great series for you to read. Each book stands strong on its own, but as a series it shines!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    It is a great book my only complaint was I wish it was longer much longer. But I dont think "Harry" could have lived thru it if it had been any longer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Great Book!!! Great Series!!! Great Author!!!

    Liked the TV series --Loved the books!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2013

    Harry Dresden vs. the Monsters of Moviedom has some pretty good moments

    Egad! A plot line! It looks like the books are starting to set up another ongoing plot within Dresden's world. Which alters the flow of this book a bit. We hit the action movie moment of the story earlier than we have in the past. So I got this feeling of "Wait, the day is saved, but we still have half a dozen or so chapters to go?". My one worry is that the last ongoing plot that got introduced has been pushed into the background for the past several books. There are hints that that plot and this new one that's getting set up are connected in some way. Still, there's a part of me that's worried about another interesting plot line ending up as little more than background color.

    As for the main plot for this and only this book, I'm a little fuzzy. Maybe I missed an important detail. Maybe it was being left a little vague because it's going to tie into a future development in the new ongoing plot. Maybe it was being left open because of the nature of the new supernatural creatures being used. I just didn't get the connection between the monsters and the person supposedly involved in summoning them. I mean, he provided a mastermind in there that could be to blame, but I still didn't get the connection between that guy and the person Harry sends the monsters after.

    Still, Harry Dresden vs. the Monsters of Moviedom did have some pretty good moments. Felt a little odd that Butcher has been able to get away with specific brands of sodas, but when he pulls out famous movie monsters, he has to go with knock off names. But he's very good about providing a good enough description so that the reader knows what he's paying homage to every time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    The Best!!

    This series is a series I recommend to everyone!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Sensayinsl ss always!!

    Drama, action, humor, brain teasers and a large dollop of sexual tension. Hitsa all the importent bases !!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    Very very good.

    Love all of the Dresden files. Great reads..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    Super

    Gteat read

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  • Posted May 5, 2012

    Enjoyed it!

    Good read -- going on to number 9 in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    Amazing!!!

    My boss recommended this series to me and got me completely hooked! I am normally a much more supernatural romance girl but Jim Butcher makes up for thhat different with wit action and senual tension :-) picking up the next one now

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  • Posted April 3, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Paperback/Urban Fantasy: After some slow books in this series,

    Paperback/Urban Fantasy: After some slow books in this series, the past two have been great. Like usual, the plot delves into several areas of Harry's world. I really liked the mystery, but I wasn't too crazy about the Fairy Politics. It was a little long, but I really enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2011

    Very Good-however scarier

    I am an avid fan of the The Dresden Files, and this book was one of the few that was actually scary. I am not that hard to scare though. It also keeps up the upbeat base of the other novels. In conclusion, I would recommend to fans of comtemporary fantasy to get this on your nook

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    Excellent you will love this book.

    Harry Dresden is a great wizard to read about and the stories are always interesting.

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  • Posted September 8, 2010

    LOVE THEM ALL!

    I had my doubts be cause I had watched the TV series before I read the books. But Now I can not get enough of them!!! If you have an imagination you will love them!

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

    Harry does it again..

    when this series was first recommended to me, i was skeptical reading about vampires, but, Jim's characters have an endearing quality that kept me coming back for more in spite of the poor writing style of the first few books. his writing has improved tremendously with these last 2 books in the series and i intend to read the rest. Harry is a wizard who fights vampires, allies with werewolves and solves crime in Chicago of supernatural causes along with Murphy of the police force, who beleives in him. he now is mentoring a young wizard by teaching her the proper use of focus and magic. looking forward to book 9.

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