Monthly Archives: October 2013

White Night by Jim Butcher

I’d been so good at rationing myself to only reading a Dresden Files book every other book, rather than just ploughing through the whole series in one big binge. But Proven Guilty was so good that I had to read White Night straight after.

Bah. White Night was a step back from Proven Guilty. It’s still good, and has an excellent finale, but the first couple of acts are pretty slow, so that even with a great final act, as a whole White Night is a definite step back from the last few books in the series. To be honest, its probably the weakest in the series to date. Read the rest of this entry

Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher

Proven Guilty is the eighth book in The Dresden Files series, and we’re fast approaching the point where I basically refused to read anything that didn’t feature Harry Dresden because the books became so flipping good and I needed more Harry Dresden dammit. The previous book in the series, Dead Beat, was also fantastic, and Proven Guilty sort of showed that this wasn’t a fluke, but was in fact the expected standard for latter half of the series to date. As usual, there’ll be spoilers up to and including the end of Dead Beat. Read the rest of this entry

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Depending on what day of the week it is, Neil Gaiman wrote either my favourite or second favourite book, American Gods (and I’ve read a lot of books, which should tell you how goddamn good that one is), so obviously I’m going to read his new stuff at the first opportunity. And then wait about three months to review it. I’m a fanboy, and I’m lazy. Read the rest of this entry