Genre: urban fantasy
About Ghost Story:
When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin.Source: Info in the About Ghost Story was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8058301-ghost-story on 08/08/2011.
But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own.
To save his friends-and his own soul-Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic...
My Take On This Book:
I am once again reminded why I love reading Jim Butcher so much. Truly a wonderful read! Though I do have a few nitpicking issues with this book, I am willing to overlook all of them for the wonderful reading experience I had with this book!! Another salient point why I like Jim Butcher's work is that all his books have coherent story structures. Has a beginning, a central dilemma and an ending. Always. Even if the book is part of a series. And even though he also adds teasers for the next book at the end, enough to keep the readers hooked to the series. (As if I need hooking!) I say Jim Butcher has a very good writing style indeed! And it's nice to get to see Mouse again. I missed the furball!!
I have only two complaints about this book. One, it's too quick a read. And second, I have to wait for another year to read the next book!!
Empirically, I would rate this book as:
World Building = 5
Character Development = 5
Story Telling Quality = 5
Plot = 4
Pace = 5
Ending = 4.5
Cover Art = 5
Cherry's Rating: 4.5 out of 5 cherries
I would like to thank RKCharron of FICTIONALL for holding a contest and made it possible for me to win a copy of Ghost Story by Jim Butcher.