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PDF Ç BOOK Storm Front FREE ↠ JIM BUTCHER ß ❰Reading❯ ➶ Storm Front Author Jim Butcher – Dcmdirect.co.uk HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARD Lost Items Found Paranormal Investigations Consulting Advice Reasonable Rates No Love Potions Endless Purses or Other EntertainmentHarry Dresden is the best at what he doHARRY DRESDEN WIZARD Lost Items Found Paranormal Investigations Consulting Advice Reasonable Rates No Love Potions Endless Purses or Other EntertainmentHarry Dresden is the best at what he does Well technically he's the only at what he does So when the Chicago PD has a case that transcends m I'm not going to pull any punches This book is a misogynistic piece of shitAll I knew about it before I picked it up was the very basic premise—a wizard in modern day Chicago who works as a sort of detective—and that it had picked up uite a cult following I was expecting to really like it but before I got to the end of the first chapter my eyebrows had risen to meet my hairline I kept reading out of some misguided expectation that things would get better that there couldn't possibly be such a sustained level of misogyny coming from both the character and the authorial voice Oh how wrong I was The main character Harry Dresden repeatedly tells us that he's a chauvinist yes and shows no signs of wanting to change that It would have been difficult enough for me to get into a novel with such an unpalatable main character but the level of narrative endorsement of his viewpoint nauseated me The female characters in the book are there only to cry seduce and occasionally mother Some of them are presented as having power of their own but if you take a second glance at them that power is always represented as secondary to male power or a sham Karrin Murphy is a hard bitten homicide detective and Harry's friend true; but she's undermined to constant references as to how belligerent she is how small and lady like her hands are how she cries when he won't share information with her Let me repeat that cries Bianca the vampire—sorry vampiress must use appropriately gendered language—is defeated because Dresden can see how she's truly ugly beneath all that fake beauty and so she's humiliated and he can overpower her All of them use their sexuality to get ahead—or try to because clearly Harry is just too intelligent to fall for those silly women's wilesHow about an explanation for the motive behind a murderI gestured toward the room Because you can't do something that bad without a whole lot of hate I said Women are better at hating than men They can focus it better let it go better Hell witches are just plainmeaner than wizards This feels like feminine vengeance of some kind to meOr how about one prostitute talking about anotherShe shook her head No no Nothing like that That wasn't her style She was sweet A lot of girls get like—They get pretty jaded Mr Dresden But it never really touched her She made people feel better about themselves somehow She looked away I could never do that All I did was get them offThis isn't just Dresden being sexist This isn't just showing us the thought processes of an un reconstructed chauvinist This isn't even just using noir tropes—because god knows there are a thousand and one ways of subverting those and reimagining them This is holding up a clichéd smug asshole of a main character as the kind of man every guy wants to be and the kind of man every woman wants to fuck as a mirror for how Butcher thinks It's laden with sexist stereotypes that irritate me and in case you couldn't guess it made me very very angryThe book also fails on pretty much every technical level I can think of I have no idea why it's set in Chicago or why the location was emphasised because there's absolutely no sense of place to it For all Butcher told us it could all have been taking place in Seattle or Denver or Kansas City The plot is silly illogical and by rights everyone should have been dead of Stupid within the first two chapters The writing style displayed an absolute cloth ear for language I'd imagine that he was trying to recreate the terse staccato style of noir detective stories but didn't realise that in order to do so you need than short simplistic sentences You need to be attuned to the rhythm of what you're writing to know how to turn a handful of words to best effect and Butcher neither knows how to do that nor how to write realistic sounding dialogue at allI have not read such offensive drivel in a long long time Avoid

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When the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic Harry's seeing dollar signs But where there's black magic there's a black mage behind it And now that mage knows Harry's name And that's when things start to get interestingMagic it can get a guy kill The first volume in the Dresden Files series introduces us to our hero Harry Dresden a wizard who is also a private investigator and police consultant It is written in a breezy collouial style that makes you want to keep reading but except for a few interesting magical twists on the private dick genre eg Harry's tipster is a faery lured with a bowl of milk and honey and confined within a magic circle until Harry gets the information he needs the book is thin on plot lacking in wit and deficient in interesting characters Maybe they get better I might read the second volume sometime Then again I might not

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Storm FrontOrtal creativity or capability they come to him for answers For the everyday world is actually full of strange and magical things and most don't play well with humans That's where Harry comes in Takes a wizard to catch a well whatever There's just one problem Business to put it mildly stinksSo 355 stars Storm Front is an introductory and page turning installment to a beloved urban fantasy seriesI am not much of an expert on urban fantasy sub genre I certainly haven’t read as much urban fantasy compared to high fantasy and almost all of the majority of urban fantasy series I’ve thoroughly loved has been UF series that took place in a fictional world rather than ours; The Green Bone Saga by Fonda Lee and The Divine Cities trilogy by Robert Jackson Bennett are a great example of this Many trusted readers and friends of mine who understands my reading taste however have convinced me that if there’s one urban fantasy series—with a contemporary setting—that I would end up loving it’s The Dresden Files by Jim Bucher Well here I am I’m officially starting my journey with this series “There is no truer gauge of a man's character than the way in which he employs his strength his power” Storm Front is the first book in The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher and we follow Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden—the only Private Investigator that’s also a Wizard in town If I'm not mistaken this series is planned to be 23 or 24 books long Storm Front is without a doubt an introductory installment to a long series Many huge fans of the series have warned me that it takes three or four books for the greatness of the series to truly “begin” I honestly expected this book to be much worse because of this but as it turns out I actually thought that Storm Front was very enjoyable to read “I don't want to live in a world where the strong rule and the weak cower I'd rather make a place where things are a little uieter Many readers have voiced criticisms that the first three books are very typical and formulaic by today’s story standard and yes that is true I haven’t read the next books yet but at least as far as the first book goes I can’t deny their claim But we do need to go back a bit and put some things in perspective here Storm Front was first published twenty years ago Let that sink in for a while I wasn’t even in middle school yet when this book was first published Now I’m reading this in a time of a pandemic Maybe instead of calling the first three books to be unoriginal because of the formulaic story structure it would be apt to say that Storm Front and The Dresden Files series to be—at least one of—the perpetrator responsible for popularizing that formula within the sub genre in the first place “Where instinct fails intellect must venture I’m not saying that this book isn’t without its issue it will not blow your mind but even putting modern storytelling standards into account I can’t deny that I had a great time reading this short book Storm Front is a fun and uick read that introduces Harry Dresden the characters the magic and the world building within a compelling murder mystery plot nicely Oddly I didn’t click with Butcher’s Codex Alera series; I haven’t continued the series past the first two books which is odd because Codex Alera is a high fantasy series—my favorite sub genre to read As for The Dresden Files if Storm Front is indeed the weakest book of the entire series it seems like we’re going to have a lot of fun adventures together Harry Blackstone Copperfield DresdenPicture Storm Front by Vincent ChongYou can order the book from Book Depository Free shippingYou can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions Special thanks to my Patrons on Patreon for giving me extra support towards my passion for reading and reviewingMy Patrons Alfred Devin Hamad Joie Mike Miracle Nicholas