“In a world where being a wizard is not a blessing, Harry Dresden sticks out like a sore thumb. You’ll find him in the yellow pages, directly under WIZARD. He sells himself, his skills to those not fortunate enough to have magic brewing inside of them. However, by advertising, he doesn’t fit into either world, the magic or the non magical one. He’s Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden, and he is stronger than anyone gives him credit for.
This my second read of this particular story because the first time around I wasn’t impressed enough to read more, however since my friends rave about Harry I thought I’d have to try him again. I am still not over the moon for Harry, but I do see more potential now. I know that this was Butcher’s first book, so I am reserving more of opinion of his writing until I can actually get a taste of it. Harry stayed very 2 dimensional for me and I expected more action, and I never felt it. In comparison to say, Harry Potter where the anticipation of everything had me racing through the pages, where as Harry Dresden, held kind of manic energy and didn’t instill excitement in my reading.
I truly hope that I fall in love with these books as much as my friends have because I like the idea of Harry and I want him to live up to that idea.”