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The Dresden Files

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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:15 pm

I know this isn't exactly hot news, but damn are these books good! I only discovered them a couple of months back, and so am still only on Summer Knight, but I have to say that Harry Dresden may well be my new favourite fictional character, bar none.

I know we have some other fans here (after all, it was here that I first heard about these books), so what say you guys?
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Strict31

Rain Partier

Postby Strict31 » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:22 pm

Dresden fucking rocks and the books only get better and better. When I first picked up the first book, I didn't expect it would be anything other than a way to pass some time. But I'm hooked. I even enjoyed the Welcome to the Jungle comic.
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Zenguru

Staff Writer

Postby Zenguru » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:24 pm

I haven't picked up these books. But now that DC and Marvel are doing everything they can to make me hate them, I may take a peek at them soon.
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:28 pm

Strict31 wrote:Dresden fucking rocks and the books only get better and better. When I first picked up the first book, I didn't expect it would be anything other than a way to pass some time. But I'm hooked. I even enjoyed the Welcome to the Jungle comic.


It's worth checking out, then?

And that's exactly how I feel about them. I picked up the first one expecting it to be something that just passed the time, but it hooked me - and the series does get even better with every book.
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Strict31

Rain Partier

Postby Strict31 » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:31 pm

nietoperz wrote:It's worth checking out, then?

And that's exactly how I feel about them. I picked up the first one expecting it to be something that just passed the time, but it hooked me - and the series does get even better with every book.


Yeah. The art isn't stellar, but really, since Butcher's writing, I wasn't picking the series up for the art. But my LCS screwed up and forgot to put issue 2 in my file. They have little idea how closely they came to death that Wednesday, i can tell you...
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:32 pm

I just saw the hardcover at the sci-fi bookstore yesterday - it may have to go on my Christmas list...
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:03 pm

These books are great. Butcher's other series is good too, and I generally don't like that type of fantasy.

The Juan Percenter

Rain Partier

Postby The Juan Percenter » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:12 pm

If anything, I'm amazed how Butcher avoids the trap of having his main character become a demi-god. Most other fantasy writers get caught around the third book. Dresden will always take a beating. That's what I like most about the books.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:18 pm

W Axl Milton wrote:If anything, I'm amazed how Butcher avoids the trap of having his main character become a demi-god. Most other fantasy writers get caught around the third book. Dresden will always take a beating. That's what I like most about the books.

The main character taking a beating is one of the pillars of the hard boiled detective novel. That's one of the reasons I love these books.
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Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:27 pm

nietoperz wrote:I know this isn't exactly hot news, but damn are these books good! I only discovered them a couple of months back, and so am still only on Summer Knight, but I have to say that Harry Dresden may well be my new favourite fictional character, bar none.

I know we have some other fans here (after all, it was here that I first heard about these books), so what say you guys?


I say I told you about them a year ago! :evil:


Nah, I'm kidding. I love the series. I got hooked and had to burn through the entire run as quick as I could. :oops:

And the Welcome to the Jungle mini was a lot of fun too. Not very in depth, but it very much felt like an appetizer, a quick novella type introduction to the character and the world, you know what I mean?
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Eric Ratcliffe

Staff Writer

Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:47 pm

Thomas, Murphy and now having an apprentice round out such a beautifully fleshed out supporting cast.

All the courts in both farie and vampire and plotlines like marcones and susan's have really made it such a unique series.

can't wait for the new book in april. Still trying to figure out who the traitor is in the court. I dig harry's new love interest as well, the fellow wizard in the newer body.
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Eric Ratcliffe

Staff Writer

Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:50 pm

Lord Simian wrote:I say I told you about them a year ago! :evil:


Nah, I'm kidding. I love the series. I got hooked and had to burn through the entire run as quick as I could. :oops:

And the Welcome to the Jungle mini was a lot of fun too. Not very in depth, but it very much felt like an appetizer, a quick novella type introduction to the character and the world, you know what I mean?


Jim said it's in continuity right? Like he could add that animal keeper back in? I liked her a lot.

And we need more Butters!
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Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:12 pm

doombug wrote:Jim said it's in continuity right? Like he could add that animal keeper back in? I liked her a lot.

And we need more Butters!


Yes, I'm pretty sure it IS set in continuity.
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Strict31

Rain Partier

Postby Strict31 » Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:23 pm

doombug wrote:I dig harry's new love interest as well, the fellow wizard in the newer body.


That's one thing I actually don't like so much. I mean, Harry definitely needs to get laid, no doubt. But she's kinda...icky. Like if Eric's 62 year old lady friend was trapped in a 26 year old's body, but still smelled like Halls and chicken noodle soup.

It's gonna end badly.
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avengingtitan

Rain Partier

Postby avengingtitan » Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:26 am

Lord Simian wrote:Yes, I'm pretty sure it IS set in continuity.
It is. Its set just before Storm Front (first book).

Personally I cant wait for Apr when the 11th book comes out. Backup came out last month and it was awesome. Sure it was only a novella and Harry wasnt the main character but still awesome.

I got into the series about two years ago just before the tv series started.

Summer Knight is my favorite of the series, followed closely by Blood Ties and Small Favor.

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