Book Reviews of Blood Rites (Dresden Files, Bk 6)

Blood Rites (Dresden Files, Bk 6)
Blood Rites - Dresden Files, Bk 6
Author: Jim Butcher
ISBN-13: 9780451459879
ISBN-10: 0451459873
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 493 ratings
Publisher: Roc
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
BEST DRESDEN FILES BOOK YET!!

"The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault". How can you not laugh at that first setence knowing how drama follows our poor Harry around?!

Harry is running from poop flinging monkey demons holding a box of puppies and the it does not let up from there. There is so much action in this book and Harry is at his best throwing his wise cracks around and dragging Murphy into the thick of things once again. In this book we have a lot of our questions answered.......

I was having trouble hanging on to the series, the 4th & 5th books just seemed to really go slow and drag, this book has given me faith in this series again!! If you are reading 4 or 5 and are having a hard time like I was stick with it the 6th one ROCKS!!
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Helpful Score: 2
Not my favorite, but still a great series. This one added a lot to the lore of the universe, though.
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Helpful Score: 2
Book six, in which we learn more about the Black Court and White Court of vampires, a bit about the porno industry, and fill in some gaps in Harry's family history. Plus Murphy takes off her pants!
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book. It was one of my favorites in the series so far. The story was fast paced and we got more insight into Harry's life. I could not wait to finish this book, it was a great summer read and has made me anxious to start the next book in the series. Definitely recommended to all Dresden fans!
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Helpful Score: 1
In the 6th book of the Dresden Files series, Harry Dresden finds himself going undercover on the set of an adult film. The film's producer believes he's the target of an entropy curse that is killing the women around him and needs Harry to find out who is behind the curse. Harry got involved in this case as a favor to his vampire acquaintance, Thomas Raith. Thomas has a personal stake in the case that Harry can't quite figure out, until he meets Thomas's vampire family.

This was my favorite book in the series...so far. There are several returning characters and a bunch of new ones. Thomas is a great character and his family is very interesting. I hope we'll be seeing more of them in the future. There is a big revelation in this book that I didn't see coming. Can't wait to see how this series goes forward in the future. My rating: 5 Stars.
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Wizard Harry Dresden is the fantasy genre's Indiana Jones - he starts off running and the pace doesn't slacken from there. This 6th book of the series opens with Harry running from a burning building with a box of puppies in his arms, being chased by winged chimpanzee demons who throw flaming poop at him. Who can resist an opening like that? From there the White Court vampire Thomas persuades him to take a job for his friend, a porn film producer who has a bad luck curse on him, which has already caused two of his female employees to be accidentally killed. Then the Black Court vampire Mavra comes after him, determined to kill him once and for all. It's all Harry can do to keep it all together - and then in an interesting twist, he discovers he has family after all. This series just keeps getting better, and the characters don't remain static either, but keep developing. It's loads of fun.
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A real thrill ride along with Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard. His ad in the yellow pages reads: Lost items found. Paranormal Invetigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment. Harry has an incredible way of really ticking the wrong people off and ends up fending off things such as flaming monkey poo and death curses. A terribly fun and fast paced read.
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As usual Jim Butcher gets Harry in and out of trouble with lots of excitment. Hard to put his books down, love them!!
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For Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, there have been worse assignments than going undercover on the set of an adult film. Dodging flaming monkey poo, for instance. Or going toe-to-leaf with a walking plant monster. Still, there's something more troubling than usual about his newest case. The film's producer believes he's the target of a sinister entropy curse - but it's the women around him who are dying, in increasingly spectacular ways.

Harry's doubly frustrated because he got involved with this bizarre mystery only as a favor to thomas, his flirtatious, self-absorbed vampire acquaintance of dubious integrity. Thomas has a personal stake in the case Harry can't quite figure out, until his investigation leads him straight to Thomas's oversexed vampire family. Harry's about to discover that Thomas's family three has been hiding a shocking secret: a revelation that will change Harry's life forever.
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The entire Dresden file series is hilarious and a great read. I lost a lot of sleep with this series - once I started reading I really didn't want to stop (I know it sounds cliche but it is true).
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All the Wizard Harry Dresden books are a great read. One of my favorite urban fantasy writers.
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Excellent series! I highly recommend it!
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This is Book 6 of The Dresden Files.

I continue to stand by a statement I have made before: the series keeps getting better.

As usual, Harry finds himself pressed from all angles by seemingly impossible and deadly circumstances. In this book he has to deal with Black Court Vampires, White Court Vampires, a nasty entropy curse that is targeting women at a porn movie set, and a hired mercenary that will have Harry killed if he doesn't pay his fee by Tuesday morning (Switzerland time, of course). And yet through all of that he still manages to keep his razor-sharp wit and biting sarcasm.

In addition to all of the action and intensity of the cases, Harry finds himself confronted with the ghosts and secrets of his past. This is the book where Harry learns about himself (and where we get to learn right along with him). So much is revealed in the last third of the book...details about Harry's mother, his family, the White Council, the way in which magic has been used and abused throughout the centuries.

This book leaves Harry in an emotionally interesting place and I think his character is so much better and more developed because of it. That is just one of the reasons I think that this installment the best Dresden Files book yet.
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This is Book 6 of The Dresden Files.

I continue to stand by a statement I have made before: the series keeps getting better.

As usual, Harry finds himself pressed from all angles by seemingly impossible and deadly circumstances. In this book he has to deal with Black Court Vampires, White Court Vampires, a nasty entropy curse that is targeting women at a porn movie set, and a hired mercenary that will have Harry killed if he doesn't pay his fee by Tuesday morning (Switzerland time, of course). And yet through all of that he still manages to keep his razor-sharp wit and biting sarcasm.

In addition to all of the action and intensity of the cases, Harry finds himself confronted with the ghosts and secrets of his past. This is the book where Harry learns about himself (and where we get to learn right along with him). So much is revealed in the last third of the book...details about Harry's mother, his family, the White Council, the way in which magic has been used and abused throughout the centuries.

This book leaves Harry in an emotionally interesting place and I think his character is so much better and more developed because of it. That is just one of the reasons I think that this installment the best Dresden Files book yet.
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I enjoyed this book, but I'd like to see some different things that go bump in the night so to speak. Although I understand with a "war" going on that's what your going to be dealing with.
I feel like Harry has been through so much, and I was so glad to see him finally catch a break in the way of who he gets to have around him. Now if he could just get the girl!
This series is very well written in my opinion, and I have already recommended it to several friends. Now having read only six books in the series I'm even more upset about the fact that the TV show only lasted one season. There's so much that could have been done with it. That's TV for you these days. The shows with great story and great promise get canceled, and we're left with crap reality shows. Unrelated on this site I guess, but still annoying.
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I really do adore Jim Butcher. After reading LKH's book and going on the elusive search for a plot it was nice to find a book that had one up front. One that not only had a plot but kept it going throughout the book. With multiple plotlines even. Hooray!

Jim Butcher also has another thing that I miss from the LKH books, a kick-ass female lead. No, Harry Dresden isn't female but he has a female associate that kicks ass. She's the woman I want to be, forceful, forthright, has an icy stare suitable for bad guys and wise cracking wizards alike, and she apparently has a damn fine ass. She knows how to handle weapons, rides a Harley (though Janet Evanovich's series has got me drooling over Ducati's), and knows a handful or more of martial arts. This is my kind of woman. I can't decide if I want to be her or do her.

Throw in some family drama, a few more women who can kick ass, some truly hilarious scenes involving a frozen turkey, flaming monkey excrement, great one liners and this is why I read Jim Butcher. And why I go back and read books when I've already learned major plot points. Because honestly, it doesn't get better than vampires quoting I Corinthians.
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Great book
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Love Jim Butcher
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It was a typical Harry Dresden experience - which left me wishing [as always:] that Harry would catch an occasional break...
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We can start the book and this review with a helluva good laugh: Flying poop of fire! Yes; you read correctly, Blood Rites starts off with Harry Dresden being chased by a demon that sets its feces on fire and then throws it. I swear Butcher must have gotten his son, nieces and nephews together and said: Okay, what should we write about? One said, poop. The second said more fire. Another said The Wizard of Oz and the last said puppies. Butchers then said: Our work here is done. Time for ice-cream! That one good laugh will continue when a turkey impales a Black Court Vampire via a rerouted entropy curse. (aka: Evil eye, Malocchio)

Other thoughts about Blood Rites: Eww!!!

What the heck do I mean? Well lets put it this way, a review on paperbackswap.com for Death Maks said: I first picked up this series because I watched the TV show which is based on the books and wanted more of Harry Dresden and his supernatural adventures. Sadly the show only lasted for one season, which is not that surprising if you consider that cool shows get canceled sooner than they should be and we end up with naked people covered in bodily fluids prancing around on the screen. But I digress (Olga J.)

The t.v. show must have ended with the sixth (6th) book because Harry was hired to protect a producer from a Malocchio the Italian word for the Evil Eye. What does this guy produce you might ask? He produces pornography. Hence the thought of end[ing] up with naked people covered in bodily fluids prancing around on the screen.

But not only did the original author of that particular review digress, so do I. Harry gets the job to protect Arturo Genosa (the producer) through Thomas Raith (White Court vampire from Grave Peril. It would be good to note that a White Court vampire feeds off the energy of a person through sex.) This job entails tracing the curse back to the source and shutting him or her down presumably a her since it is a personal, well-sculpted curse. Sounds simple until the curse nearly kills two actors (Genosa wasnt even there) and then a succubus or two arrives on set.

All the while, Harry decides to take the offensive instead of defensive route and go after the Black Court vampires more specifically, Mavra. He hires Kincaid (gun for hire in Death Masks), asks Murphy and only Murphy instead of S.I., and Ebenezer McCoy. Through this event Harry will learn a little more about Murphy, as well as Kincaid and Blackstaff McCoy.

Perhaps it is a good thing that Jim Butcher was genius enough to start off with a good laugh because this book had some pretty heavy themes running through it: the true meaning of family, rape, incest, and pure greed. Again, for all of the aforementioned themes, all I can say is EWWW because of the way it presented itself and for the way things turned out!
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After a daring rescue of puppies chicago's only professional wizard Harry Dresden finds himself undercover in the adult film industry with Thomas, a self absorbed vampire acquaintance. The Women are dying but the film's producer thinks it is him that they are after. If that was not enough adventure Harry finds himself trying to figure out a bizarre mystery about Thomas and his vampire family. Action packed book but so easy to follow story line. This is my favorite book in the series, so far.
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The Dresden Files just keeps getting better and better. I thought Jim Butcher had out done himself with Death Masks, but Blood Rites is just as good if not better. Harry learns more about his mother and gets to battle vampires again! Great book!
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I had to struggle to finish this one...my least favorite in the Dresden series.
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This is Book 6 of The Dresden Files.

I continue to stand by a statement I have made before: the series keeps getting better.

As usual, Harry finds himself pressed from all angles by seemingly impossible and deadly circumstances. In this book he has to deal with Black Court Vampires, White Court Vampires, a nasty entropy curse that is targeting women at a porn movie set, and a hired mercenary that will have Harry killed if he doesn't pay his fee by Tuesday morning (Switzerland time, of course). And yet through all of that he still manages to keep his razor-sharp wit and biting sarcasm.

In addition to all of the action and intensity of the cases, Harry finds himself confronted with the ghosts and secrets of his past. This is the book where Harry learns about himself (and where we get to learn right along with him). So much is revealed in the last third of the book...details about Harry's mother, his family, the White Council, the way in which magic has been used and abused throughout the centuries.

This book leaves Harry in an emotionally interesting place and I think his character is so much better and more developed because of it. That is just one of the reasons I think that this installment the best Dresden Files book yet.
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My least favorite so far....