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Old 11-15-2012, 05:18 PM   #1246
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:47 PM   #1247
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Summer Knight

Since this threat is about Harry Dresden's books, here is a little something that is not

Applying the last posted interview from Alan (or do you prefer alansplace), I found Jim's coping technique for beeing stuck. Let's do the obvious and jump into Summer Knight:
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Right in the begining the drive-by as distraction for Tigreses attack must have been one of those fillers to add action
I don't think at the time he had any idea who/why/how/especially who. It is clear that later he in detail describes above mentioned character and explains the nature of, and who would get in contact with it
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as the Tigres is a very skilled assasin for hire for the real quick and dirty work.
That is the forthought and it made click in my head - if Harry explains what it is, then he would have a reapperance later on, because naturally Harry is psychic (not literally) and only provides us the readers with important information. Reappearance is then in the scene
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with Murphy in the mall, but the Tigres has to live yet to bridge it to the next event.
This I believe was one of the big events preplanned. To tie it together in the end, Jim dumps a very surprising and unexpected twist into the story by introducing a
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traitor into the story (the very first time as I recall in the series) - it also makes the Tigres beeing hired by a certain group through said traitor.


So we got a fine example of the techniques Jim described in the interview: filler for quick action, option to connect the dots later, bridge it over to a main pre-planned event, finishing it off by the end with explanation as to why (pun intended on the finishing off part).

What you guys think - was that a desperate move by Jim or carefully preplanned? I personally don't think it was preplanned this way, only
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the mall scene was planned ahead of time, and the "stairway to heaven" that needed a little bit of complications which Jim had no idea at the time, but could use the Tigres perfectly
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:18 PM   #1248
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Interesting analysis, Duckie!
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:32 PM   #1249
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Interesting analysis, Duckie!
Thank you.

Like I said before (post #1232) the interview ruins the magic. Now on top of reading the series (for me the first time around), I inevitably analyse it even more while doing so. When I read Summer Knight, but before Alan posted the interview, I already thought that it was strange. It stuck me as unusual (the missing details at first, the leaving us hang again later, and the end finally explaining). My thoughts were - you little witch, that is gooooooood writing, how the heck do you do that on purpose. Well, now I see it might have been an accident, but if Jim's accidents are turning into such awesome interesting writing, then by all means please have 3 or more accidents a day.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:51 PM   #1250
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:32 PM   #1251
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:56 PM   #1252
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Sword & Laser video posted here (view in full screen mode).

Nice video. Interesting especially the disappearing video - wonder when that will play into the series again.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:00 PM   #1253
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You know what? You look exactly like Harry on the Cold Days wallpaper. Are you his twin?
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:47 AM   #1254
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Ruggedly handsome, aren't we!
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Cool COLD DAYS! - One Week Left! - Chapter 4 available!

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One week left! Ease the wait with our final sample chapter: Chapter 4 of Cold Days.

Got a question for Jim? He’ll be answering your questions this evening on Reddit! I’ll post the link as soon as soon as it goes live.

Preorder Cold Days from your local independent bookstore or through our web store, or get an autographed copy from any of these retailers!
Attached are an epub and a mobi of the 4 free preview chapters.

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Attached are an epub and a mobi of the 4 free preview chapters.

Careful now--authors have been known to have full blown conniptions over fans assembling and distributing chapters from their websites.
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What is once on the net never goes away. If those 4 chapters are all over, it would be the best advertisement, free too for that matter, for the book. Friend of mine read 'em (on the blog) - and now he complains, because he does not want to wait until next week to buy the book. I will not read them though - still got more books ahead of me first.
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What is once on the net never goes away. If those 4 chapters are all over, it would be the best advertisement, free too for that matter, for the book. Friend of mine read 'em (on the blog) - and now he complains, because he does not want to wait until next week to buy the book. I will not read them though - still got more books ahead of me first.
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