I would and have recommended the book to my friends. This book is written about an orphan boy, but written for adults.
I liked the way that Kipling can put you in among the crowds in rural India in the late 1800's. He brings the sounds and smells right into your mind and lets you feel like you are among the people he is writing about. There is a game Kim was taught that the CIA uses today to teach their agents to see what they are looking at. I am amazed that the story is over a century old and still relevant today. It is a full and rich story that will bring the reader many hours of pleasure, long after the tale is told.
Why Kim of course!
Kipling wrote the "Jungle Book" and it was made into a children's movie, but once you read it you will know it was written for the adult mind. Kim is a master piece and should be on your "Don't Miss" list. You will love this book and I hope you think of this review after your done reading it.
I will listen to this several times again. Jim is an artist in his writing and like the great masters he just keeps improving in his craft. He has a character that touches the hearts of his readers and he is a true hero, complete with faults that the reader can understand and forgive. He tries to be wise and understand the rules of the White counsel, but when the rules endanger the people he loves, he scraps them. He knows he will pay for his choices and tries to mitigate the cost to the world, even at the expense of his own life. Yet he has learned that he can't control it all and even though he tried to remove himself from the game, others have more power and control of the board.
Harry Dresden, he could be the kid next door and you would like him anyway.
Yes, he has Harry pegged. He carries the narrative without droning you into sleep.
I laugh at all of the Dresden books. Harry has a good sense of humor.
If you just read this book you will like it. Yet if you start at the first and read them all, you will love it. You will come to wait for the next one like a kid waits on the Ice cream man on a hot summer day. He can play with the best of the fantasy writers, past and present.
Yes, I am always surprised by what I catch the second time through.
I love the wolf hound, He makes me laugh.
I fell into this story by chance, I didn't think I would like it and never this much. He has used so many powerful characters and still keeps the hero real. He makes the same mistakes most of us would and he has a good heart. Time has not turned him into a disillusioned cynic and made this a serious story. He still finds humor in the world around him. He loves his dog and that makes him ok in my mind.
I have already listened to this book twice. You will hate to turn it off to sleep. You can trust Jim Butcher to tell a great tale. Harry Dresden is a "one of a kind character." The flavor of the world Harry lives in is as sweet as honey. You can only hold your breath while waiting to see what Harry will do next.
Harry Dresden is my favorite character. He is the same smart a$$ as I was as a kid. He feels the pain of his choices and is always trying to do the right thing. Yet he is still learning that life is hard and often requires personal sacrifice for those we love. Harry always steps up to the challenges of life.
I like the way he reads the Dresden series. He does a fine job.
I laughed often and found myself on the edge of my seat. You won't go wrong with this book.
If this is the first book of Harry Dresden you have read, you have a lot of fun ahead of you. I envy you the chance to read these books for the first time. I have reread many of the Dresden files. But, there is just one first time for each book. Have fun, I did !
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