Review: Dead Beat

Dead Beat by Jim Butcher

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Even though there’s a timeskip of, I think, a year – this book is a direct follow-on from the previous one. That is to say that Dresden spends a big chunk of the book dealing with the consequences of the last one. Even the case that kicks things off is directly related to the previous book. From that kick-off, things spiral so wildly that I had a bit of trouble remembering just what the case was that set things into motion.

I know this is only book 7 of 17ish books already out, but it seems that Butcher may have abandoned the investigation aspect of the story in order to tell a deeper story about all the horror baddies and the council. So, if you like Dresden Files books you’ll probably like this one. It’s more of the same. If you don’t like his wit or his 90s-esque attitude towards women, or whatever, you won’t like this one any more than the previous ones. To me the BIGGEST thing that didn’t age well are the couple of gay panic jokes in the book.

Interesting to see that The Wild Hunt apparently isn’t just a Witcher Thing.

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