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Proven Guilty (Dresden Files Series #8)

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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 August 11, 2006

    Great series, but not the best book of the series

    Proven Guilty is the latest installment in the DRESDEN FILES, a series about Harry Dresden, the 'only wizard in the Chicago phone book'. Reluctantly a member of the wizard white Council, Harry and his sidekick Bob-the talking-skull get involved in the vampire-wizard war. Normal, since Harry was the catalyst for it in a previous volume, but complicated as he learns to deal with the political ramifications of being a member of the White Council. Tied in somehow is the daughter of his close associate Michael who leads Harry into investigating a rash of phobopages (creatures thriving on fear) at a horror film festival. With a great sense of humor Butcher writes believably about being the lone-character out in a group and divided loyalties.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2006

    Okay read

    My first Harry Dresden book was Dead Beat. I picked it up because I liked the cover. It was okay. Harry is a bit of a wuss for my liking. I purchased books one thru Proven Guilty to find out more about him and to see how naive this character was in the beginning and if he gets better. He doesn't. He just seems to be too naive, and too much of a cry-baby for a grown wizard. How old is Harry Dresden supposed to be?

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