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Proven Guilty: 09/27/17
Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher is the eighth book in the Dresden Files. Harry is now reluctantly now the Warden of the White Council. He has to do the council's dirty work.
The non-council part of the story opens with Harry having to bail out Molly and her friend. Their arrest leads to trouble at a local comic convention. Dresden is at the convention when a horrific murder happens — one that he can't explain.
I know this particular volume is especially popular. Everyone I know who has read the series tells me this is where the series gets good and hits it's stride. Not for me. I think I need to take a break from the series.
Why didn't I like it? First there's the White Council. It's ridiculous, stuffy pageantry. I've never liked the magic system in series. Next there's the convention. These types of stories never work because they always focus on the sorts of "weirdos" who attend them without trying to get into their heads. Finally there's the obviousness of the plot — or maybe that's just me having seen it done a number of times in Supernatural (a show that actually does a good job of fictional representation of its fanbase).
Comment #1: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 22:37:01
Sorry it didn't work for you. I've never read any of the Dresden books. Maybe you'll connect with it after taking a break.
Comment #2: Monday, October 02, 2017 at 20:17:00
I've decided to stick with the series, but I'm going back to the way I originally enjoyed it — as audiobooks. I have White Knight on deck to listen to. The series is performed by James Marsters and his voice is just scrumptious to listen to.