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Old 03-22-2010, 09:43 PM  
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anybody else read them? there's another one coming out in a few weeks. I enjoy them, and he's a local (kc) author. he wrote the first after getting encouragement from a creative writing teacher in college (he ramped up a short story, and has eleven out already, the twelfth on the way, and enough short stories/novellas to release a book of them. not to COUNT his whole other series [that I haven't read yet], codex alera) if you don't know, now you know. ya know?
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:33 PM   #2
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anybody else read them? there's another one coming out in a few weeks. I enjoy them, and he's a local (kc) author. he wrote the first after getting encouragement from a creative writing teacher in college (he ramped up a short story, and has eleven out already, the twelfth on the way, and enough short stories/novellas to release a book of them. not to COUNT his whole other series [that I haven't read yet], codex alera) if you don't know, now you know. ya know?
Yea, my younger sister got me started on them. Probably the best of that kind of fantasy novels. The audio books are read by James Marsters and are something else. Far better quality and more enjoyable than a lot of audio books, the dude has the right delivery for the material.
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:11 PM   #3
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Just finished the most recent book. Excellent, as always. Butcher has found his own niche: pulp-detective-fiction meets sword-and-sorcery. He is very good at writing character emotion (much like Terry Goodkind). Not too happy with the ending of this last one, but, hey, can't have everything.

BTW, the short-lived SciFi series didn't get enough of a chance. It was very well done.
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:18 PM   #4
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I like them
just my local library doesn't have the whole series
and my local paycheck won't allow much more entertainment expenses
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:20 PM   #5
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I've read the first two of these now and quite like them. I'll definitely keep reading them. Did not know it was a local author. Thanks for the info!

I have seen about half the episodes of the tv show too, instantly on netflix, and thought it was a bit different, but pretty good. At first I didn't get into the casting of Harry, but I think it just really took a while to develop the character. The effects are low budget and much fewer than the amount of magic used in the books so I had to adjust my expectations. Once I did that I really started to enjoy it. Too bad I never heard of it while it was on the air. I bet I'm not alone.
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:21 PM   #6
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just started ready these, on book 3. They are decent, and enjoyable so long as I don't see the author's picture on the flyleaf. He's such a dork.
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:22 PM   #7
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I like them
just my local library doesn't have the whole series
and my local paycheck won't allow much more entertainment expenses
read them at your local barnes and noble. you can read anything you want in there. just be kind and don't break the spines or get coffee and shit all over them or they might reconsider their generosity.
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:29 PM   #8
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I have seen about half the episodes of the tv show too, instantly on netflix, and thought it was a bit different, but pretty good. At first I didn't get into the casting of Harry, but I think it just really took a while to develop the character. The effects are low budget and much fewer than the amount of magic used in the books so I had to adjust my expectations. Once I did that I really started to enjoy it. Too bad I never heard of it while it was on the air. I bet I'm not alone.
See, I saw the short-lived TV series before I read the books, so as I read the books I pictured Paul Blackthorne (the actor from the show) and thought he fit the character perfectly. He played Harry well, in a very weary, persistent manner. The only problem was, reading the books, it took me a long time to picture Karrin Murphy as a blonde and not dark-haired (as the attractive Valerie Cruz was in the TV show).
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:30 PM   #9
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I like them
just my local library doesn't have the whole series
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I like them
just my local library doesn't have the whole series
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We have a good library network here; they share books among cities, so you can put yourself on a queue and they'll eventually get the book to you. I discovered it about five years ago and haven't bought more than a handful of books ever since...
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I've read up through about book 7 and really enjoy them. His Codex Alera series is pretty good too, if you like fantasy along the lines of LotR, Terry Goodkind, etc.
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I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned it but my understanding is that the Dresden books were supposed to take place in KC but another author who writes books of a similar nature has set her's in KC so he moved them to Chicago.

Also, he's supposed to be a big LARPer who does his thing in Lawrence.
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I borrowed some a while back and sort of skipped around in the series. I enjoyed them. After a while, I sort of made myself stop reading them because I get sickly immersed in books like that where I'm reading one a day or every two days and driving my family crazy by constantly having my nose in a book.
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Read 'em all, like these and the Codex Alera - in case the ending of this latest Dresden novel 'Changes' causes you some woe, I hear there's a 'short story' collection coming out in a few months with a short story titled epiloque that's promised to calm us down.
Just knowing that's coming out calms me down.

They've got the latest book cheap in hardback on Amazon right now because Amazon is fighting the publisher over kindle pricing, I hear. HB is cheaper than Kindle download, and you won't see that often.

Author Jim Butcher lives in Independence MO last I heard, he comes to KCMO library functions and fundraisers if any of y'all are fanboys. He's pretty good at what he does.
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