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Postby Jack Burton » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:12 am

Dragavon wrote:Better looking than the generic covers they had for the first paperbacks.
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Oh yeah they are much better. My copy of Blood Ties looks like those. It's just Butcher is very detailed in how Harry looks. He describes his jeans, duster, shoes, rings, pouches, guns whatever Harry is wearing or carrying we get told. So why does this guy choose to add a hat? My only idea is he thinks it gives him a more P.I. look.

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Postby avengingtitan » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:13 am

Jack Burton wrote:I like Morgan. Harry made his peace with him and I like the idea of Morgan as a burnt out cop. I am pretty excited for him to be a bigger player in this book. Hopefully we get more Ramirez too.
Hell yea. Plus Harry may have to throw down with his new bang buddy (Luccio). :-D I cant wait.

Hopefully we get more Ebenezar.

The only problem I had was in Grave Peril. I though I missed something when it came to Michael. He just seemed to appear and I should have known who he was.

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Postby Dragavon » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:25 am

Jack Burton wrote:Oh yeah they are much better. My copy of Blood Ties looks like those. It's just Butcher is very detailed in how Harry looks. He describes his jeans, duster, shoes, rings, pouches, guns whatever Harry is wearing or carrying we get told. So why does this guy choose to add a hat? My only idea is he thinks it gives him a more P.I. look.

Actually I think it's more of the cowboy look. In the first couple of novels, Harry wore the duster, a western shirt, jeans and cowbow boots, which is why Butcher kept saying that Harry looked like an extra from El Dorado. I think that's the description the cover artist got: Wizard / Cowboy.
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Postby Lord Simian » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:52 pm

Strict31 wrote:Harry didn't have a plan when he whupped Bianca. he just brought the thunda and made it rain. I'm just sayin' it's hard to buy Ortega as presenting the same level of threat that routinely had harry shaking in his cowboy boots.


Thing is, let's face it... Harry's biggest strength in a fight is not his power. It's the fact that he tends to get VERY VERY lucky. :)

THAT's why he's always scared when facing the big bads; you can't count on luck to save your ass every time. :D
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Postby Strict31 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:59 pm

Lord Simian wrote:Thing is, let's face it... Harry's biggest strength in a fight is not his power. It's the fact that he tends to get VERY VERY lucky. :)

THAT's why he's always scared when facing the big bads; you can't count on luck to save your ass every time. :D


But what I'm saying is that as a big bad, Ortega is pretty short. If it had been Bianca or mavra, i could understand. Not only do they have the strength and speed of vampires, but they also cheat by adding sorcery to the mix.

I don't even think Ortega could make marcone blink.
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Postby Lord Simian » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:35 pm

Strict31 wrote:But what I'm saying is that as a big bad, Ortega is pretty short. If it had been Bianca or mavra, i could understand. Not only do they have the strength and speed of vampires, but they also cheat by adding sorcery to the mix.

I don't even think Ortega could make marcone blink.


Well, the fact that he had Harry pissing his pants in fear is evidence to the contrary. ;)
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Postby Strict31 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:37 pm

Lord Simian wrote:Well, the fact that he had Harry pissing his pants in fear is evidence to the contrary. ;)


That is circular logic, and thus fallacious. So stop performing fellatio, monkey king. :P
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Postby Lord Simian » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:38 pm

Strict31 wrote:That is circular logic, and thus fallacious. So stop performing fellatio, monkey king. :P


I'm just saying, I think Harry has a better grasp on who Harry should be scared of than we do. :)
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Postby The Juan Percenter » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:40 pm

I'm on Blood Rites right now. I plan on taking a Dresden break to read some Ellroy (and Juliana Hatfield's autobiography)

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Postby Strict31 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:42 pm

Lord Simian wrote:I'm just saying, I think Harry has a better grasp on who Harry should be scared of than we do. :)


As Harry is a character in a work of fiction with no judgment whatesoever, analyzing whether or not a given component of that fiction is consistent with every other component is valid.
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Postby Lord Simian » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:10 pm

Strict31 wrote:As Harry is a character in a work of fiction with no judgment whatesoever, analyzing whether or not a given component of that fiction is consistent with every other component is valid.


Perhaps. And yet, the series is narrated from HIS point of view, not an outside one. Hence, I would argue that he has the ONLY judgement worth worrying about here. :D
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Postby Strict31 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:15 pm

Lord Simian wrote:Perhaps. And yet, the series is narrated from HIS point of view, not an outside one. Hence, I would argue that he has the ONLY judgement worth worrying about here. :D


Don't gimme that shit. You got paid off when Butcher had a bunch of purple monkey demons show up in Blood Rites, hurling explosive shit at a muthafucka. Admit it! You're hip-deep in the Nevernever's pockets.
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Postby Lord Simian » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:18 pm

Strict31 wrote:Don't gimme that shit. You got paid off when Butcher had a bunch of purple monkey demons show up in Blood Rites, hurling explosive shit at a muthafucka. Admit it! You're hip-deep in the Nevernever's pockets.


I admit NOTHING!!!!


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Postby Strict31 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:20 pm

Lord Simian wrote:I admit NOTHING!!!!


(Ape 12, issue the appropriate orders!)


Oh hey monkey...here's a nice shiny coin for ya! Go on...pick it up...
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Postby doombug » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:21 pm

Dragavon wrote:I'm such a mark for Harry that I went and bought the anthologies that have short stories about Harry like My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding and others. One of the throwaway lines in Death Mask refers to refers to this story and it's great to be able to fill in some of the details.

And anyone who hasn't read Publicity and Advertising or Restoration of Faith should do so right away!

I even got White Night signed by Butcher. It was purely by accident. At last year's NYCC, I had taken the book to read on the train. When I found that he was doing a signing I just got in line and got it signed! :-D


Yeah that was a happy accident last year running into Jim at the con, picked up the first issue of welcome to the jungle as well. He's such a great guy, got a picture with him too!

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