For Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry's seeing dollar signs. But where there's black magic, there's a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry's name.
April 1, 2000  |  332 pages
(Read from Jul 2, 2015 to Jul 6, 2015)
Grade: B    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 90% Entertainment, 10% Literature
Writing Quality:
Low High
Low High

Low High
Movie Potential:
Low High

Low High
Sequel Potential:
Low High
The Storm Front is a typical noir detective story that takes all its common elements and characters, and shakes it up with a twist of urban fantasy. I found it very enjoyable, mainly because it was addictive and the narration genuinely entertaining. Perfect to read while traveling. It could have done with a little more originality in the detective story department though (enough with the hookers already, jeez).   (+1 vote)