White Night: Talking to myself

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White Night is the ninth novel in Jim Butcher’s DRESDEN FILES series. If you haven’t read up to this point in the series yet, please stop here and go away…

Well, now I’m sure that I’ve been left talking to myself because nobody who’s read this far is going to care what I have to say about White Night. The previous novel, Proven Guilty, was awesome, so you’d have to be brain-dead to not want to pick up White Night immediately, which means you don’t need to read this review. That’s how I know you’re not there. In fact, I can say anyhoting I want ot say here and not evein bother to correct my spellign or grammar because I know yhou’re not there. You’re reading White Night and nothing I say matters. So, I’m going to just tlak to myself here and jot down a few notes so I can later distinguish this book from the other DRESDEN FILES books because part of why I review books is so I can remember them later.

This is the one where female magic users are being picked off by someone and all the evidence suggests that the perp is Harry’s half-brother Thomas. It looks like the Red Court is involved and things continue to be unsettled with the White Council. Elaine, Harry’s first love, shows up to help the Wiccan women. She kicks butt. Harry is relying more and more on his allies, and they’re a great group of characters. The fight with the ghouls goes on too long. Harry learns some things about his mother. The story continues to expand, the characters get more interesting, the prose is smooth and the dialogue is funny. These later books are better than the first books in the series, and that’s something that rarely happens. White Night is not quite as good as Proven Guilty, but it’s still really entertaining. The audio versions read by James Marsters are super duper extra spectacularly amazing, which is not how I would put it if I had an audience.

This review needs to be a little longer, so Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit I know there’s nobody listening and wondering if it’s okay to use apostrophes in Lorem ipsum text ‘cause it’s Latin, right, and I think there’s no apostrophes in Latin. Etiam ornare, nibh quis commodo sollicitudin, metus lorem pharetra risus, ut malesuada urna metus ac sapien. Aliquam quis dolor quis nisl tristique facilisis vitae eget ante. Nulla a mollis erat, at Harry Dresden, you are awesome porta lectus. Aliquam vitae enim nisi. Etiam ut eleifend ligula. Nulla ullamcorper metus nibh, cursus aliquet urna pretium in. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Nam eleifend felis sit amet ullamcorper porttitor. Maecenas eu sapien in eros tristique placerat. Nullam read the audiobook versions. auctor commodo quam. Quisque lacinia, magna sit I hate marshmallow peeps amet sollicitudin gravida, mauris Karrin Murphy, you rock erat rhoncus lacus, sit amet vulputate erat lacus eget nulla. Cras tincidunt tortor nibh, nec lacinia ipsum luctus sit amet.

There. Now I can go read book ten, Small Favor.


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KAT HOOPER is a professor at the University of North Florida where she teaches neuroscience, psychology, and research methods courses. She occasionally gets paid to review scientific textbooks, but reviewing speculative fiction is much more fun. Kat lives with her husband and their children in Jacksonville Florida.

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3 comments

  1. “If we get out of this, I’m going to buy you a pony.” (Or words to that effect.) That was my favorite line in this book.

    Kat for the most part a good review, but I had trouble understanding parts of it, almost as if it were written in another language.

  2. Diese Besprechung lässt erheblich zu wünschen übrig — ich versteh kein Wort! Or should that have been Latin? Agree on the Marsters btw. I joined audible specially. I shall have to indulge in a re-read before the next one comes out (already pre-ordered)!
    P.S. You ned to watch the spelingl there; we cretianyl are heer.

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