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Old 08-08-2012, 08:48 PM   #991
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We have three awesome events to announce today!

First, the paperback edition of Ghost Story hits stores today, including an exclusive two-chapter peek of Jim’s next Dresden novel, Cold Days! You can nab a copy from our store. Penguin still isn’t quite ready to announce a release date for Cold Days, but we’ll let you know as soon as there’s news to report.

Second, Jim will join Emma Bull, Diana Rowland, and host Pat Rothfuss on the first episode of the new Geek and Sundry show, The Story Board! Watch their live G+ Hangout at 8pm PST TONIGHT! That’s 11pm EST, 10pm Central, 9pm Mountain, and 4am GMT.

Third, issue #7 (of 8) of the Fool Moon graphic novel adaptation comes out on Wednesday. Find one near you at comicshoplocator.com. You can also check out a five-page preview at Comic Book Resources.

Discuss this news on Jim’s forum here.

The below is a recorded copy of the above mentioned live broadcast show, The Story Board, go here if you want to watch it full-screen.


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Old 08-08-2012, 09:07 PM   #992
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I am in the thick of the excitement in Changes. I'll be ready and waiting for Cold Days -- Might even rewatch the series before I'm done!
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:24 AM   #996
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Question Ghost Story ... is it just me?

I was/am a HUGE Jim Butcher fan. I liked both his series, Codex and Harry. But, was it just me or is Ghost Story the worst book he's written to date? I read the book and then I unfortunately got suckered into the audio book with a promise of James Marsters. Well, it's not read by Marsters but by John Glover. eeeooowww... Bad press, I found out. Anyway, I loved all other 12 books but GS was just the worst. In the words of Amadeus' emperor, Joseph II,
'too many notes'.. In this case, too many words. and that MOLLY 'imagination' scene was silly.
I believe the audio book was poorly done...cutting off in the middle of the sentences and the last CD seemed to just end. I no longer have the printed book, so I can't compare.
I am not really looking forward to the rest of Butcher's works. This one just left a bad taste...
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I was/am a HUGE Jim Butcher fan. I liked both his series, Codex and Harry. But, was it just me or is Ghost Story the worst book he's written to date? I read the book and then I unfortunately got suckered into the audio book with a promise of James Marsters. Well, it's not read by Marsters but by John Glover. eeeooowww... Bad press, I found out. Anyway, I loved all other 12 books but GS was just the worst. In the words of Amadeus' emperor, Joseph II,
'too many notes'.. In this case, too many words. and that MOLLY 'imagination' scene was silly.
I believe the audio book was poorly done...cutting off in the middle of the sentences and the last CD seemed to just end. I no longer have the printed book, so I can't compare.
I am not really looking forward to the rest of Butcher's works. This one just left a bad taste...
Sorry, Spacechik!

I am about to start Ghost Story for the second time. I enjoyed it before, but maybe this time I will notice the "flaws" you point out. I know my husband didn't like it as much as the others, either, but he didn't like the whole premise.
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the being dead thing
Once he got past that he thought it was okay.

There are so many wonderful books and authors out there -- thank goodness no one is forcing us (outside of school, and maybe book clubs! ) to read anything we don't like!
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:52 PM   #998
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Personally I liked Ghost Story, especially those little things we learn about Bob.
But it certainly feels different than the other books in the series (save Changes perhaps) so I'm not surprised that some found it disappointing.
I guess with Molly Imagination you mean
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the battle in her mind
if so, yes I could have done without the Star Trek theme.
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I've also found her comments about Harry "finally being in her" after he possessed her too blunt for my liking, but I hope for some interesting character development for Molly over the next books with her not being Harry's apprentice anymore.
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Welcome, The_Book_Doctor! I'm amazed you made it all the way through! This is one heck of a thread!!

I am in the thick of the excitement in Changes. I'll be ready and waiting for Cold Days -- Might even rewatch the series before I'm done!
Thank you for the welcome. Yes, reading through it completely took me multiple hours interspersed with 3 breaks but it proved to be quite interesting and worthwhile. I read Changes the week it was released, the same with Ghost Story and I'm quite looking forward to the release of Cold Days
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I was/am a HUGE Jim Butcher fan. I liked both his series, Codex and Harry. But, was it just me or is Ghost Story the worst book he's written to date? I read the book and then I unfortunately got suckered into the audio book with a promise of James Marsters. Well, it's not read by Marsters but by John Glover. eeeooowww... Bad press, I found out. Anyway, I loved all other 12 books but GS was just the worst. In the words of Amadeus' emperor, Joseph II,
'too many notes'.. In this case, too many words. and that MOLLY 'imagination' scene was silly.
I believe the audio book was poorly done...cutting off in the middle of the sentences and the last CD seemed to just end. I no longer have the printed book, so I can't compare.
I am not really looking forward to the rest of Butcher's works. This one just left a bad taste...
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.

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i think the series has maintained its level of quality throughout and can only hope it is carries on.

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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
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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.
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.
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