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Friday, June 6, 2014

Harry Dresden is still The Man! – "Skin Game" by Jim Butcher

Book Scorecard


Delicious, supernatural robbery caper with Harry Dresden stuck in the middle of a life or death situation like usual. Jim Butcher just keeps getting better.
Fantasy World
A trip to hell has never been so much fun or had so many glorious details.
Nada. Not expected. 100% Urban Fantasy
Includes an all star cast from previous books as well as some delightful newbies. I love what Jim Butcher did with Hades.
Artfully integrates multiple storylines and continues plot arcs from previous books. Pacing is edge of your seat as always.

Skin Game” by Jim Butcher is “League of Extraordinary Gentleman” meets “Ocean's 11”. Harry Dresden's life is always complicated, and he's always stuck between a rock and a hard place. This time he gets stuck on a team of villains who are planning the greatest robbery of all time. They plan to make off with the cream of Hades' (yes, the Greek God Hades) treasure vault. The only question is which of them will manage to survive the endeavor, if any.

This is the 15th book in the Harry Dresden series and is absolutely not a stand alone read. You need to commit to Harry all the way, just like marriage. Even though you won't get a diamond ring, it's still worth it. I gobbled down all 454 pages in 2 days. That's how I differentiate a 5 star book from a 4 star book. For 5 stars I need to not care how much it costs. Screw groceries. I'll live on Ramen noodles for the month just to afford the book. I also have to be so engrossed I don't even realize I've stayed up all night reading it until dawn peaks through the window. “Skin Game” rates a blazing 5 stars on my scale.


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