Friday, April 8, 2016

Skin Game by Jim Butcher

Harry Dresden is plunged into a nightmare heist by psychotic faerie queen Mab. 

The continuity of this series is based on Harry being put in untenable situations and the creative ways he escapes them.   Harry is faced with death or dealing with his most hated enemy.   As a member of a seriously dysfunctional team, Harry and friendenmies are invading a domain that people are dying to get into.

Harry is forced to recognize his own arrogance, his reluctance to enter into relationships and what it means to be a father.  This volume provides more personal growth  for the character than any I can remember.

I also enjoy references to outside literature, movies and music.  Butcher has obviously read many of the same  books I have, has imbued his love of the force into his character and loves the good against evil nature of Star Wars.   I never met Butcher but if  I did, I am reasonably sure that we share a similar moral yardstick.

As all of his books, (I have endeavored to read them all.)  Butcher gives us characters we can related to, hate, love and despise.   Character likability is criticized by some but I still contend it is a major factor on how much likability is in a book.  A character can be liked due to it's insidious nature or it's inspiring nature.   Butcher gives us a wide range.   (yes I am a FAN)

I highly recommend the book.

This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

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