It's fascinating to watch all these newly-intelligent creatures begin to ask themselves great philosophical questions: where did we come from? why are we here? what happens to us after we die? is there a Great Rat Under the Ground? Really great stuff.
Midnight Mass is not beautifully written, but it's not bad. Its strength lies in its story and its strong internal logic. If vampires were real, this is how their world would look. It's extremely dark; Wilson spares the reader nothing at all. It can be very hard to read sometimes, but I love this book for its unwillingness to compromise.
The title is extremely appropriate. This entry in the Dresden Files shakes things up A LOT: a great many friends and enemies are destroyed, Harry's life is uprooted to an unprecedented degree, and he is forced into making some pretty shocking choices.
A great many questions are answered. There is a virtual highlight reel of Harry's friends and allies from throughout the series. And it finishes with a surprisingly un-Butcheresque cliffhanger ending. An apt title indeed.
A very thought-provoking book. What would you do differently if you could relive your life? What are the consequences of foreknowledge?
It focuses mostly on the logistics of survival. The author is either a military man himself or did a lot of research. The details ring true.
A friend of mine disliked this book because of the way the author's right-wing politics occasionally shone through (it did get a bit heavy-handed at the end), but I just enjoyed the credible characters and attention to detail. Very solid, very fun read.