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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

REVIEW: Blood Rites by Jim Butcher



 

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, takes on a case as a favor to his friend Thomas-a vampire of dubious integrity-only to become the prime suspect in a series of ghastly murders.

Book: Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
Release Date: August 3, 2004
Format: Mass market paperback
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: The Dresden Files, #6
Obtained: Purchased
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I always love Harry Dresden books, but for some reason I had a lot of trouble getting into this one. It may be because of the fact that I was just getting over a huge reading slump when I read Blood Rites, but it just didn't seem as good as the past Dresden Files books that I've read.

I think that Harry himself was a big part of what made this book more difficult for me. He can be a huge moron sometimes, and he's always mentioning how chivalrous he is and how he just loves to save a nice damsel in distress every once in a while, and it got really annoying and over the top in Blood Rites.

The actual plot, which involved curses a-plenty, secret siblings, Thomas the sexy vampire, and porn stars, was awesome, as usual, I just couldn't get as into it because of my problems with Harry. I'm hoping that he can just get laid soon and get this mopey phase over with, because I liked him a lot better when he was getting some from Susan. (That sounds really insensitive, looking back. Oh, well.)

I'm still looking forward to getting caught up on this series, but Blood Rites definitely wasn't my favorite Dresden Files book so far. Have any of you, dear readers, gone further in this series than me? If so, what did you think? Do the books get better, or am I wasting my time?