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Old 08-12-2012, 06:31 PM   #1006
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May I ask after which book of the series you became a fan of it?
I just read the first two books and I am quite impressed by the sheer number of passionate Dresden Files fans in so many literature forums.
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I don't know. I read the first book and was pretty sure I wanted to read the rest. The book that really stood out for me though was Dead Beat.
Same here, except Summer Knight was my "first" favorite.

Dresden has a lot of the elements I enjoy: Magic, "creatures", wit, humor, flawed but likable/lovable characters... It is also very well written and "believable". I can easily picture Harry fighting the demon in the rain.


As for Ghost Story, it did feel different and it was not my favorite, but I see it as the transitional point I beleive it is supposed to be in the overall story. I am very much looking forward to Cold Days. I will probably reread Ghost Story, and maybe even Changes, in preparation of its release.
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Spacechik-I was/am a HUGE Jim Butcher fan.

The_Book_Doctor-So which one is it? Was a fan or am a fan?

Spacechik-was it just me or is Ghost Story the worst book he's written to date?

The_Book_Doctor-Of the folks participating in this thread Id say it was just you.

Spacechik-it's not read by Marsters but by John Glover. eeeooowww...

The_Book_Doctor-John Glover did a fine job in my opinion and on very short notice.

Spacechik-I believe the audio book was poorly done...cutting off in the middle of the sentences and the last CD seemed to just end.

The_Book_Doctor-I disagree.

Spacechik-I am not really looking forward to the rest of Butcher's works.

The_Book_Doctor-Well that's your choice of course. Most everyone who participates here in this thread seems to be looking forward to the next Dresden book, Cold Days.

Spacechik-This one just left a bad taste...

The_Book_Doctor-Not me.


Why did you post this? It comes off, in my opinion, as a troll considering where you chose to post it.
The_Book_Doctor: Everyone has a right to express their opinions about The Dresden Files in this thread. Please be more respectful to your fellow members.

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Old 08-13-2012, 11:04 AM   #1008
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I was glad to see Spacechik's post. I've been on the fence about reading Ghost Story for a long time. I'm a HUGE fan of Dresden and have read the series twice now up to Changes. Just the description of Ghost Story is putting me off reading it. I'll probably just skip it because I think I'll feel the same way about it. Mind you, if I can get it for a good price, I'll risk the possible disappointment .
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I was glad to see Spacechik's post. I've been on the fence about reading Ghost Story for a long time. I'm a HUGE fan of Dresden and have read the series twice now up to Changes. Just the description of Ghost Story is putting me off reading it. I'll probably just skip it because I think I'll feel the same way about it. Mind you, if I can get it for a good price, I'll risk the possible disappointment .
Maybe the Paperback will meet your desired price point.


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The eagerly awaited new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files series.

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn’t doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin.

But being dead doesn’t stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has no body, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own.

To save his friends — and his own soul — Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic…

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Old 08-16-2012, 01:28 AM   #1010
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May I ask after which book of the series you became a fan of it?
I just read the first two books and I am quite impressed by the sheer number of passionate Dresden Files fans in so many literature forums.
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I just finished the third book. I don't think I'll go for the fourth. I dunno, it just doesn't fly with me for some reason. Spent a lot of time thinking "Why am I even reading this" and that's when I have to step back and go for something else. It's strange because I usually have no complaints about stories with lots of wizbangs and the occasional naked chick
If it doesn't work for you at all after the first book or two (though #3 was the first standout for me), it's probably just not up your alley. I would call myself an unlikely Dresden fan, with an active bias against "urban fantasy" and no history of enjoying hard-boiled detectives, but the stubborn-as-hell, honorable-to-a-fault (and beyond) character along with the wit of the writing drew me right in.

I'll stipulate that I probably wouldn't *read* these novels, but consume them as audiobooks. Most of my fantasy consumption these days is audio, where I look for "easy listening"--novels without particularly elevated language or complex ideas, and plots where I can fill in the blanks easily enough should I nod off and not feel like backtracking.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:43 AM   #1011
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Winter is coming! And the coldest of days arrive in November.

Cold Days has a release date, it's November 27th. You can have a look at the Cover if you follow my elegantly crafted link.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:11 AM   #1012
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Winter is coming! And the coldest of days arrive in November.

Cold Days has a release date, it's November 27th. You can have a look at the Cover if you follow my elegantly crafted link.
Finally! Guess I'll have to re-read the series (again!) before picking this one up.

Thanks for the link, karma coming your way

I wonder how expensive it's going to be
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Cold Days has a release date, it's November 27th. You can have a look at the Cover if you follow my elegantly crafted link.
Happy Happy , Joy Joy!! I'm really looking forward to this.

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Happy Happy , Joy Joy!! I'm really looking forward to this.

No word of the eBook on November 27 though.
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No word of the eBook on November 27 though.
True, but I would be surprised it if weren't made available the same day. My biggest concern is cost.
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I've decided to avoid any sample chapters this time around. I read the samples from Ghost Story, and reading through them once the book was out dimmed my initial enthusiasm a bit.
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True, but I would be surprised it if weren't made available the same day. My biggest concern is cost.
I'd guess $14.99. Of course, we could buy a copy between us. ePub is the best choice given that I'm expecting errors.
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I'd guess $14.99. Of course, we could buy a copy between us. ePub is the best choice given that I'm expecting errors.
Ghost Story was $18 here up until now. The price just dropped to $12.92.

I can't imagine Cold Days being any cheaper for me . I'm probably still going to grab it on release. I need a Dresden fix.
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Ghost Story was $18 here up until now. The price just dropped to $12.92.

I can't imagine Cold Days being any cheaper for me . I'm probably still going to grab it on release. I need a Dresden fix.
So come on in to our buy a copy of Cold Days in ePub group as it'll be cheaper due to the group purchase and the fact that it's the US and won't be more then $14.99.
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Expecting errors? What? Is Baen publishing it?
Given the nature of digital publishing there's really no reason for typos to be in a book on the release date. At most a couple of days past release errors should be fixed from reader feedback and purchasers notified that a corrected version is available to download.

Publishers still are not taking full advantage of digital publishing. For example in "Sentry Peak" by Baen every instance of the name of the mountain, including in the book's title, metadata and info on the website was spelled "Sentry Peek". The only one who got it right was the cover artist.

Baen had not a clue it was wrong until I sent them an e-mail. How does such a gaffe make it past every level of checking?
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