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Review: Dead Beat

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Dead Beat
Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another solid entry in the Harry Dresden Files. This time you get a zombie flavor to it, as Harry Dresden has to stop the disciples of the necromancer Kemmler who want to turn themselves into a god on Halloween in Chicago. This time there are no poo-flinging demon monkeys, but a revived tyrannosaurus rex. As always, I like the continuity, always adding up to make Harry a more complex person. Should be interesting to see what all develops from here on out. If you liked any of the previous books, you will enjoy this one as well.

Minor pet peeve: almost at the end of the book, Ramirez is suddenly addressed as Rodriguez, how did that happen? Who snoozed through that one? Also, why the fuck couldn’t the author properly research the name of the book they’re hunting. I am sorry, if you manage to look up stuff about the Erlkönig from Goethe’s work, you should manage to properly form a possible name for the book: Das Lied vom Erlkönig. Not ‘Die Lied von Erlking’. Grar.

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