Friday, January 17, 2014

Booknote: Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin

Jim Butcher and Mark Powers, Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin.  Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Comics, 2013. ISBN: 9781606904381.

This is the second Harry Dresden story I have read in graphic novel format; I read The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle (link to my review posted at BookLikes) previously. I have to say these works make me want to seek out the novels. I did enjoy this one better than the previous one, but they are both good works. I found Ghoul Goblin to be an easy read and very accessible; you don't need to have read the novels in order to enjoy this. It stands on its own just fine.

This time, Harry leaves Chicago to help out a sheriff's deputy in a small rural Missouri town. They need to solve a grisly murder that may or not have a supernatural element. Harry also tries to help a family with a curse. The book presents the politics and territorial issues of a small town, obstacles that Harry has to deal with and can be just as challenging as any supernatural being he might confront. Additionally, small towns often have secrets they would rather keep buried, and this town is no exception.

The book offers a good pace. It incorporates the private detective dynamic with the supernatural well, which is the trademark of the series. We get good action and mystery. The art is colorful and well suited to the series.

I really liked this one, so I am giving it 4 out of 5 stars.

Disclosure note: This is where I tell you that I read this as an e-book provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review purposes. The idea was for me to provide a fair and honest review. There has been no compensation. There, we keep The Man appeased once more.


She (5eyedbookworm) said...

This sounds interesting! I love mystery and suspense so this might be something I'll check out in the future.

Angel Rivera said...

She: Thank you for stopping by. Hope that if you do read it, you will let us know how you liked it. Best.