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- Print Length: 152 pages
- Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment (20 Nov. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GOZ2I6Y
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- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #195,617 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin, Vol. 1 (Graphic Novel) (Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files) Kindle Edition
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So, that said, how do we feel about this collection of the entire six comic book story? Well, I like Butcher's Harry Dresden, and I particularly like the way the Dresden stories are presented in Butcher's published fiction. Butcher writes a good action sequence, but I especially admire the fashion in which Dresden communicates with and converses with other entities, especially powerful magical and spiritual entities whom he must placate and from whom he seeks assitance. Dresden is very formal and elegant in those scenes and the writing is well above the average. Dresden is not just a slam/bam actioner.
The comics that make up this collection, which becomes, basically, a graphic novel, offer glimpses and suggestions of that style and substance, with the added virtue of generally expressive and reasonably immersive drawings. The story has a lot of twists and turns and surprises, with revelations sprinkled along the trail instead of all saved up for the end. Several characters besides Dresden are developed well, and the tale is logical and internally consistent.Read more ›
Exhibit A: "Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin," which takes place between the second and third books of Butcher's urban fantasy series. But it's a solid self-contained Dresden story, which takes him outside Chicago and into a small Missouri town... which brings its own problems, both supernatural and human. Think giant snakes, curses and a feud between two nasties.
A small-town deputy hires Harry to investigate a string of mysterious deaths in the town of Boons Mills. According to Bob, the entire Talbot bloodline is cursed -- and as Harry snoops around, he runs afoul of both a ghoul and a goblin. Apparently the two are fighting over the town as their territory, and the Talbots are paying the price.
But as Harry tries to untangle the whole supernatural mess, he also finds himself in a quieter battle between the mayor (who has her own supernatural secret) and the narrow-minded sheriff (who, naturally, wants to blame the "out of towner" for all the problems). Can Harry thwart the ghoul and goblin, and save the remaining Talbot children?
"Ghoul Goblin" is a pretty standard Dresden Files short story -- explosions, gore, snark and weird supernatural beings that normal people don't even know of (including a shapeshifting naga). It just so happens that this one has lots of pretty pictures. And oh yeah, Harry isn't in Chicago, and he has nobody from the supporting cast except Bob.
But Butcher's mixture of dark, gritty fantasy (more Talbots die than are saved) and snarky humor ("Shedding the trappings of man" -- ie, getting naked... outdoors... on a very cold night) is very much present here.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
made a slip up didnt realise yjis was a graphic novel and its impossible to read on the kindlePublished 19 months ago by angela dale
When this book arrived I was quite surprized it was in comic form, although a hard back book. But the person I bought
it for was thrilled to bits with it.
I have always loved the Dresden files, and when I received the email from Amazon telling me of an upcoming new Dresden files story, I immediately ordered my new copy. Read morePublished on 27 Dec. 2013 by Rob crook
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