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Old 09-16-2011, 08:29 PM   #1
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This thread is dedicated to all things Dresden Files.

I will ask that any spoiler like statements be placed in tags as there are some (like me) who are new to the series. This way we can choose whether to be spoiled or not. It would also be nice (although by no means mandatory) to include the title or book number in the title portion of your post so that we know where you are in the series.

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Here are the 7 laws by which Harry & all wizards should/must live.

Here is a list of the main novels, to date, in the Dresden Files series.

Here is list with the novels and all of the short/bonus stories available, to date, in chronological order.

All Butcher books published to date. (Feb. 2014)

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Old 09-16-2011, 09:14 PM   #2
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Storm Front (1) & Fool Moon (2)

Harry Dresden is a down on his luck private investigating wizard! The only "real" wizard in Chicago, Ill. That fact alone usually leads him to trouble, if trouble doesn't find him first.

After reading the first 2 books, I find that I really like the "endless possibilities" feeling of the series, you're never sure just waht kind of supernatural being is going to pop up next. I mean who knew there were multiple flavors of werewolves!?!

I really like Harry (of course), although I find him to be quite frustrating at times. He's so stubborn about some things, and communication is definitely not his strong suit.

Karrin Murphy pisses me off makes me mad. She's just so...so... aarg!

I find "Bob" the disembodied something-thousand year old spirit, to be amusing.

Plus, I'm very curious to see how the whole frienemy thing works out with "Gentleman" Johnny Marcone.
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Nice thread, I've been thinking in starting to read this series, because of that I went to see how the TV series were and I'm hooked.

The only problem is that I think they only made one season and I don't even know if it has something to do with the books or not. Maybe each episode it's just a snippet from one of the books.

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Nice thread, I've been thinking in starting to read this series, because of that I went to see how the series were and I'm hooked.

The only problem is that I think they only made one season and I don't even know if it has something to do with the books or not. Maybe each episode it's just a snippet from one of the books.
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According to alansplace (our resident Dresden File aficionado ) the TV series has very little to do with books. It is more "inspired by". He did say, in a response to a post I made about Fool Moon, that:

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if you view the tv episode titled hair of the dog you'll see just how very loosely-based the tv series is concerning the books, basically just a couple of characters and their affiliation with the fbi and no spoiler in either direction.
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Cool nice

great idea, i'll be hanging around, hmmmm.....maybe i'll re-read the series and re-watch the tv series. yep, that's what i'll do.

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I had a 6 hour car trip today. I borrowed the Storm Front audio book from the library, a couple weeks ago, burned it to CD (allowed by library) and listened to the first 3 discs in the car. Even though I've already read the book, I really enjoyed the audiobook as well. I was surprised that there were some things I just didn't notice or remember in the book that cropped up in the audio version.

I think the TV series would have been better if they'd stuck closer to the books, but they probably just couldn't tell the same stories in the time allotted. I thought Terrance Man as the human-form version of Bob-the-skull was terrific.

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Old 09-17-2011, 12:19 PM   #10
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started re-reading storm front last night. enjoying it immensely.
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Just starting "Grave Peril". Enjoyed the first two.

Now Karrin... I see her as a cop trying to prove herself and a bit pissed at Harry for not taking her into his confidence. Actually I kinda like her. Gutsy broad (in the nicest sense )
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Now Karrin... I see her as a cop trying to prove herself and a bit pissed at Harry for not taking her into his confidence. Actually I kinda like her. Gutsy broad (in the nicest sense )
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You'll get used to Karrin, really....
i've said this in earlier posts in other threads, but i think that here and now it is worth repeating.

over the chronology span of the short story volume 'side jobs' and the 13 published dresden files novels, the main characters all change as they age and mature, as we all do in real life.
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I discovered the Harry Dresden series by accidentally picking up Summer Knight late 2002 or early 2003. When I finished the book and realized there were others I went back to the first one and have been reading ever since.

Now for the somewhat amusing "hey isn't that strange" part.

From 1999 to 2001 I was a "volunteer warden" and used to give walking tours of a small wildlife preserve/animal shelter. Often in the fall the weather was less than hospitable so I used to dress for wet and slippery trails with a rainproof hat, coat, and a beautiful carved walking stick that a friend and fellow hiker gave me years before.

In short, this was me on a tour about three years before I'd ever heard of Jim Butcher or "Harry Dresden".



Just as a note, the carved staff has a "compass rose" symbol carved into the top by my friend (it's hidden under my hand). He also filled in carving with glow-paint so in faint light the compass glows slightly...it's pretty neat.

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