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The Reality Dysfunction (Night's Dawn Trilogy #01) [ THE REALITY DYSFUNCTION (NIGHT'S DAWN TRILOGY #01) BY Hamilton, Peter F ( Author ) Oct-08-2008[ THE REALITY DYSFUNCTION (NIGHT'S DAWN TRILOGY #01) [ THE REALITY DYSFUNCTION (NIGHT'S DAWN TRILOGY #01) BY
Peter F. Hamilton
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Storm Front - Jim Butcher This was a reread. and finally I have time to review it. I consider myself a huge Dresden Files fan so I am probably (most likely) heavily biased. Storm Front is Jim Butcher's first novel and compared to the later books in the series I think that it shows. On the other hand, Jim Butcher himself said that he only wrote it to prove that he can't write. Funny enough the writing itself isn't bad at all. Not as good as it is in the later books but not bad either. The story though hit all my right spots. We meet Harry Dresden for the first time, wizard and PI in modern day Chicago. He occasionally works as a consultant for the Chicago PD in all things supernatural. That's where we meet Karrin Murphy, a 5 foot and some change blond cop, who does Aikido and has worked hard to move up in a still mostly by men dominated work environment. I must admit that I often chuckled to myself rereading this book. Knowing the characters so well and their relationship to each other as well as their roles in the later books, it is kinda funny to be reminded how it all started. Anyway, I don't want to spoil too much. Harry has to find a missing husband, help Murphy solve a black magic double murder and avoid Gentleman Johnny Marcone, the local mob boss all the while trying to fit in a date with Susan Rodriguez, a reporter for the Arcane magazine. And in his free time he is brewing potions with Bob the skull or bribes the little folk of Faerie with daily pizza deliveries. So clearly not your every-day PI but definitely fun to read. PS: Yes, Harry is a chauvinist. He admits that he loves to treat women nicely, that he holds open the door for them, that he feels the need to protect them...I honestly don't see what's wrong with this. He isn't saying that they cannot do the tough stuff. But if you take offense in such things I recommend you move on to other books. If you like characters that have flaws, are so stubborn that you sometimes just want to slap them, or that don't change just to be politically correct, then you'll probably like the characters in this book. And if you at least liked this book a little, try to read the others too because there's a huge group of characters that you haven't even met yet. And since I have a tendency to lose my train of thought, I'll stop rambling now. :D