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Monday, July 29, 2013

Review: Proven Guilty

Proven Guilty is book #8 in the Dresden files, and we see Jim Butcher finally starting to tie all the previous books together.  This is a good thing, because the disparate plots were all feeling like the "monster of the day".

What I do like about the book is that the character, Harry Dresden, finally seems to be more than competent and doesn't just drop his magical implements in the middle of a fight all the time. Even better, he seems capable of plotting more complex solutions than in previous novels, and no longer seems to just try to fry everything in his path.

The novel does tie up many loose ends from previous novels and bring some of them to a partial resolution, so in that sense it works on many levels. On the other hand, at an emotional level, things still seem to be fairly simplistic. That doesn't detract from the novel though: it's summer reading, and one that I can recommend.

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