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Book spotlight (Fantasy Fiction): The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher


  • aslindy 6 years ago

    I have read a few of these books - and I can't wait to get my hands on more of them! I saw the TV show first, and when I realized it was based on books I immediately had to find the books! I was deeply saddened when the TV show was cancelled - it is one of the best as far as I'm concerned!!
    I really need to find more of the books...

  • Addie.Aynsley 6 years ago

    These books sound like they'd be a fabulous read, and Harry Dresden, what a stellar name!

    Thanks for the great review :)

  • Montana Sue 6 years ago

    Great review. I'm getting closer and closer to picking up a fantasy fiction book and this may just be the one.

  • Dagda 6 years ago

    I really liked the T.V show, and that was before I knew the books existed. I can't wait to get my hands on the first book! Another great review that doesn't give it all away, thanks!

    Still not awake,

  • Melody 6 years ago

    I agree that both are wonderful. I'd probably side with the book more as well, but I love Bob's character in show. Both mediums bring such different merits to the stories, which I really enjoy. Sigh. Now I need to go buy more of the books. Great article!

  • SarahLindesmith 6 years ago

    aslindy: Try looking for the books in your daughter's room. I hear she's got the first several books on her shelf. ;)
    Addie: Absolutely! I know the TV show makes mention of "You're a wizard named Harry? Couldn't you come up with something a little more original?"
    I laughed quite a bit at that one.

  • SarahLindesmith 6 years ago

    Sue: That's great! See, fantasy fiction can be good. My job is working. :)
    Dagda: of course I wouldn't give it all away. Then what's the fun in reading it? I see you're not quite awake, so I suppose I'll let it slide. :)
    Melody: Yes! I have to agree that I like Bob more on the TV series than I do in the books. But, I like Bianca more in the books than I do on TV - and Morgan was just changed so completely that I really can't even compare them. Susan was pretty much the same, and it was funny to see her on screen. I agree, the two mediums really do work together to bring more to the whole world of the Dresden Files - I wish there had been more than one season.

  • aslindy 6 years ago

    Oh no, Sarah... I'm already reading two books right now, I can't start any more!!

  • Trina 6 years ago

    Hi Sarah, just imagine if Harry Dresden looked like James Marsters (heartthrob Spike from Buffy the VS)? It's not difficult when you listen to the first four Dresden books in audiobook format read by none other than he. Not surprisingly, Marsters is an enchanting reader-outlouder. Thanks a lot for your lively reviews, Trina

  • ekaser 6 years ago

    I was completely unfamiliar with Jim Butcher and Harry Dresden until I'd watched the SciFi series, and decided to pick up the first couple of books in the series. Butcher definitely grows as an author throughout the series, so the first book isn't nearly as absorbing as some of the later ones, IMO, but it's still QUITE good, and the series (of books) quickly became one of my all-time favorites!

  • ekaser 6 years ago

    Speaking of "urban fantasy", others that are also quite good are the "Rachel Morgan" (the 'hollows') books by Kim Harrison, and the Mercy Thompson books by Patricia Briggs. WELL worth checking out, and worth a good review! Just as with the Dresden books, these other series have "on-going story-lines", so it's best to read them in proper sequence.

  • SarahLindesmith 6 years ago

    Trina: I must hear this for myself - he has a really nice voice, so I bet these books would be fantastic as an audiobook!

    Fun fact: In the TV show, Harry Dresden (an American) is played by a Britich actor, and Bob (an Englishman) is played by an American actor.

    ekaser: I Love Patricia Briggs! I was actually going to write a review of the Mercy series in a few days. They are so great! I'm glad someone else knows and likes them, too! Also, I agree that Butcher's style develops as he continues the series, but he started out pretty well to begin with, which is one reason this series is so successful (in my opinion).

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