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Thursday, 11 August 2011

Review: GHOST STORY

Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

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.

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...
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.

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
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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.

7 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

I still have not read anything by him, oh well, one of these days...or the next 20 years considering all the good books out there ;)

fairypenguin said...

Jim Butcher is yet another victim of my TBR pile, buried somewhere because I keep thinking I will read him some day. I may have to dig it out and actually make a sincere effort sometime soon. Thanks for the review!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oooooo I need to read him.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I met his wife this past weekend. She is too cool! I want to pick up this series and only have the first book. Plus if it has a furball that cute, I need to catch up!

Cherry said...

Ahhh... you people are so lucky! You are in for a treat when you get into this series... I wish I was just discovering Jim Butcher for the first time *dreamy look*....

RK Charron said...

Loved your review!
Thanks for mentioning me too.
Here's to next year's book!
:)
RK Charron

Cherry said...

Thank you for the book RK!! :)

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