Fool Moon (Dresden Files Series #2)

Fool Moon (Dresden Files Series #2)

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Fool Moon (Dresden Files Series #2) by Jim Butcher, James Marster

Business has beenslow. Okay, business has been dead. And not even of the undead variety. You would think Chicago would have a little more action for the only professional wizard in the phone book. But lately, Harry Dresden hasn't been able to dredge up any kind of work—magical or mundane.

But just when it looks like he can't afford his next meal, a murder comes along that requires his particular brand of supernatural expertise.

A brutally mutilated corpse. Strange-looking paw prints. A full moon. Take three guesses—and the first two don't count...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780965725521
Publisher: Buzzy Multimedia Pub Corp
Publication date: 04/30/2003
Series: Dresden Files Series
Edition description: Unabridged
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

A martial arts enthusiast whose résumé includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He lives mostly inside his own head so that he can write down the conversation of his imaginary friends, but his head can generally be found in Independence, Missouri. Jim is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera novels, and the Cinder Spires series, which began with The Aeronaut’s Windlass.

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Fool Moon (Dresden Files Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 808 reviews.
diverwpg More than 1 year ago
Second in the series, Fool Moon, gives a fun take on werewolves. Who knew there were so many types? The Harry Dresden character is witty, sarcatic and oh-so-human. How can you not like a guy who combines the grit of Philp Marlowe with the helpless charm of an Eagle scout? Dresden is bull-headed, reckless yet clever and resourceful. I plan on reading many more of these books. Too bad Sci-Fi channel didn't renew the series.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The claw marks, footprint, and carnage look as if a werewolf is on the loose even though most Second City residents scoff at the notion of a shiftchanger. After working with wizard Harry Dresden on a previous case, Special Investigative Officer Karrin Murphy accepts that the supernatural is real. She believes a werewolf committed the killings. She turns to Harry as America¿s only wizard to come out of the closet to help her on the Chicago werewolf killings.

However, Internal Affairs and the local FBI want Murphy and Dresden kept out of the investigation. The honorable Harry would love to walk away and allow the humans to make a mess of things, but in good conscience knows an 'I told you so,¿ means nothing. Harry and Karrin track the werewolf to environmentalist Harley MacFinn, but just because he is one doesn¿t necessarily mean he is the killer. Perhaps his shapechanging girlfriend or a teen group receiving special tutoring on the finer points of lycanthropy 101 is the culprits. As a dark side of a bruised Harry surfaces, he struggles to survive a war not of his making.

Harry Dresden is a unique character in the urban fantasy sub-genre. Harry is a maverick whose mouth seems to get him in as much trouble as his actions. He is a smart know-it-all, but cannot stop himself from saving humanity in spite of mankind¿s ridicule. FOOL MOON is a fast-paced fascinating noir thriller that keeps readers interest so that the new fan will seek out the previous novel, STOP IN FRONT and the old reader will re-peruse their copy.

Harriet Klausner

Chipperkeet More than 1 year ago
I held off for a long time, reading these books, because, frankly, fantasy series are usually over the top, impossible to follow with a spreadsheet, and have no bearing on reality. These books are the diametric opposite. Yes, fantasy, but grounded pretty firmly in actual reality, monsters and magic notwithstanding. The characters are well developed, and the plots are exciting. When the magic stuff comes up, it's not delved into with typical fanboi excessiveness. There's maybe a brief line of explanation into the magical workings, but in laymen's terms that aren't annoying. Five books in, love every one so far. But make sure you read them in order. The individual stories stand on their own, but there's a LOT of over-arching plotlines that continue, book to book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm sorry to say, after reading the second novel in this series, i was not satisfied. The first novel was just too perfect. After rereading it again, i was more satisfied, but it still did not live up to the caliber of the first novel. Jim Butcher seems to have thrown out the investigative part of Harry and concentrated entirely upon the action, which was too incomplete to fully enjoy. I must admit there are two very satisfying battles, one in a police station and one at the end, and even one including an off-ramp and some exploding tires. , but the novel would have been so much fulfilling if these were three of the only battles. But there are so many conflicts and too-short fights beside that it is exasperating that there is no one Harry can just go talk to to find out what he needs to know. It seems that Harry's fresh investigative half was left behind in this novel. I just wish Jim Butcher would have seen that once in a while, he should have taken a breath and turned down the action. It seems rediculous, but in this instance, it should have been necessary. But all in all, still worth reading. And the next novel more than makes up for this one's shortcomings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is well written and enjoyable to read. If you are a fan of the Dresden Files or just looking for something new, this is one to read. The story has enough explanation that the reader doesn't have to be following the series, while not being repetitive to fans of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The stories get better with each book. This is a good quick read that will leave you wanting more.
ScrappyDew More than 1 year ago
The second in the Dresden Files is just as enjoyable as the first. Action packed, fantasy fun and some touching side stories to build on in future books. I couldn't put it down.
FantasyRider More than 1 year ago
As the second in the series, I was not sure what to expect. I found that there was no disappointment! The story line starts off just where the first left off without making me feel like I needed to reread the entire first book over again to catch up. Love the twists and turns. Going to head over and pick up the next one.
ALLBEAN More than 1 year ago
CSI meets a modern day Harry Potter. I like the concept which is why I decided to read the second book, but this one seemed to focus on pointless details that served ZERO purpose, and tended to lose me at times. It had some issues and questions left unanswered. Overall, it was just an OK book. Didn't hate it, but didn't love it either. I'm sure I'll read the 3rd book at some point, but I'm taking a Harry Dresden break.
ElfDuchess More than 1 year ago
I picked up the first three Dresden files novels in a set for the price of two. Judging by the majority of the reviews raving about the books, and the brief-lived Sci-Fi channel show (which I enjoyed) I thought I'd give them a shot. While I do like Dresden's sense of humor, I'm beginning to find his basic personality annoying. He has an overly protective streak when it comes to the women in his life (his reporter girlfriend, his one-time apprentice, the 'cute' cop) where he doesn't want to tell them anything. It's as though he believes that if he doesn't tell them what's really going on out there, they won't be in danger. Thankfully, he seemed to realize that wasn't going to work towards the end of the book. Hopefully he won't be quite so protective, and at times condescending, in the next book. He also isn't very intelligent. Sure, he gets beat up every five pages (exaggeration, though not by much) but that's no reason to miss some very obvious points in the story - at least he missed them until it was convenient for him to notice. About the beatings... He get's beat up, then shot, then beat up and kidnapped, beat while he's kidnapped, and beat up again. And all the time he's thinking that he's not tough. At one point he even thinks about the tough guys you always hear about that won't be broke - but he was. Now, that might endear a character to some people, but not me. Oh, also a day or two after he got shot - just in the shoulder (as though the shoulder isn't as painful as a leg) - he jumps out of a moving car. Allow me to clarify: he didn't have to jump out of the car, it was being driven by one of the 'good' guys, he just did it to protect the driver - a female, of course. The female characters are of two types: the, commonly referred to as cute, 'good' females and the 'evil' females, referred to as sexy (or some facsimile). The male characters - at least those that do not want to kill Dresden - dislike him. Also, almost invariably, every time Dresden sees a character for the first time in Fool Moon, they are described in a paragraph - which is very jolting to me. One description that was used on the first female was ' lovely in an old-world way'. And that was three paragraphs in. I kept expecting Mr. Butcher to describe Dresden when he looked into a mirror - though that was kind of dealt with while he was talking to his subconscious while he was asleep. I like werewolves - not as much as vampires - but still... At least I like 'typical' werewolves - think Lon Chaney Jr. - not the four subcategories in Dresden's world. The hexenwolves, werewolves, lycanthropes, and loup-garou. Now, I've never researched the subject, so Mr. Butcher might not have made any of these up. Though I wish he would've chosen one and just stuck with it. Wondering why this book got two stars instead of only one? Because I have actually read worse books - at least this one didn't leave a bad taste in my mouth. In summary, to me this book reads like an adolescent boy's fantasy - complete with naked women and an abundance of curse words. If you're looking for a book with substance - such as fun characters - I wouldn't recommend this. However, for a quick, slightly diverting read you could do worse - you could also do much better. If you haven't read the first in the Dresden files series (titled Storm Front) you should start there, the books are told in the first person perspective. For me this book was simply too much style over substance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never read a Jim Butcher Novel till about a month ago and have read three in the past few weeks. Great mix of mystery, fantasy and thriller all wrapped up in a fun to read package. Fool Moon is a fun read and hard to put down once you start. You will find yourself asking what will Harry Dresden do next!
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Anonymous 7 months ago
I'm late to the Dresden books but they are incredible. Good storytelling, great characters and a very interesting world. Recommend them to anyone who is into Urban Fantasy.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Great book
Anonymous 10 months ago
Fun story and I enjoy the Dresden files
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tigerlilly_liz 11 months ago
Fool Moon is book two in The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. We are taken on another mystery, full of suspense and adventure. Harry is one of the good guys. But he struggles and he’s flawed. He isn’t perfect. I like him and I like how hard he tries to protect everyone around him. As for the women in Harry’s life I’m not a fan of either at this point. I don't care for reporters. I just don't like them, but Susan came through and helped Harry out. Though I feel she's with him just to get a story. Murphy the detective she was mistrustful, impulsive, and violent in this installment. She was not very nice and put Harry in a situation that made things worse, instead of letting him explain. The werewolf lore was very interesting, especially the twist at the very end. The teaser about Harry’s mother was a tease for Harry and the readers. I’m excited to see what more Harry and us will learn about himself, his parents, and his past. Fool Moon was another great read in The Dresden Files series. I loved the mystery and the surprises we get. It’s not straightforward and the developments will surprise you. Rated: 4 Stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am reading through the Dresden files books for the fifth time. I am amazed and thankful for the experience of re-reading the earlier books with the knowledge of what will happen down the road. I enjoy seeing subtleties in the plots that influence so many future things. I've been successful getting others to read these books and they love them. Fool Moon finds Harry and Karrin once again overcoming misunderstandings to reach a somewhat uneasy truce. Werewolves galore. Good and bad ones. Who knew there were so many kinds!
RebeccaL79 More than 1 year ago
I love the Dresden files!
PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
Great book. I have become a huge fan of the Dresden Files. Very unusual foes and plot lines. This one deals with Werewolfs, but, they are not the usual you find in paranormal romance. The plot was fast and exciting. I will be reading the next in the series very soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down
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IAmy More than 1 year ago
That's it. I give up. I just can not continue... I am obviously not a Dresden fan. When I rather figure out what is smelling in my kitchen than sit down and read a book it is time to wake up and give up on that series. I'm sorry to all the fans, but I just don't like this series and I am not going to continue on. I made it 136 pages in and took a look at how many more there was to go and I couldn't read another page. I gave this series a shot, a whole book and a quarter but this is where I leave it before it ruins the fantasy genre for me. So why didn't this one work for me. I am not a fan of how women are written in this series and I simply don't like Harry. It is like being inside the head of a twelve-year-old boy and I am not interested in exploring what is up there. Now as far as paranormal characters go witches are my least favorite, there are exceptions of course, but this is not one of them and I consider wizards to be another form of witches. This story also couldn't capture or keep my attention, at 130 some pages I wasn't excited about what was going on in the plot or the characters involved. I even set this one down for some required work reading last week and didn't want to pick it back up again. Life is too short to read what you don't like and I was giving this book far more opportunity to impress me than most. This afternoon I woke up and said to myself I would have put other books down by now, so now I do this one as well. I was holding out because of the love this series garnishes from its fans, but I just couldn't see what all the fuss was about. I tried, but it is time to move on...