I found the first one to be wholly unremarkable. It's gets better, you say?
October 11th, 2008, 06:06 PM
much better but you still have to find something that pleases you... They do get a lot better as they go on but do follow a certain model that doesnt really change much from book to book. If you actually disliked book one i dont think you should read the others but if you thought it was a good book just not very much so then It does get a lot better.
October 13th, 2008, 12:58 PM
If you actually disliked book one i dont think you should read the others but if you thought it was a good book just not very much so then It does get a lot better.
Butcher actually recommends beginning with book 7, Dead Beat—it's his favorite.
Dead Beat is my favorite too but I wouldn't recommend starting with it. Too much prior plot and character history by that point. I'd just say start from the beginning with the knowledge that the series does get much better as it goes along. If books must be skipped then I would say skip the first two and start with Grave Peril.
October 21st, 2008, 03:44 PM
The two reviews I posted last night are both for books set in Butcher's Dresden Files. However, they are books off the main line of the novels.
The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle (http://www.sffworld.com/crevoff/22.html) is the bound/graphic novel which is comprised of the 4-issue miniseries that graced comic shop shelves over the summer. I picked up both the single issues and received the bound version from the publisher. As my review indicates, I really enjoyed it and think it is a solid introduction to Harry Dresden’s world. I thought the art was pretty good and the story was engaging. The Dabels are going to be publishing comics adaptations of all the Dresden Files novels, starting with Storm Front.
The other Dresden Files offshoot I reviewed was Backup (http://www.sffworld.com/brevoff/491.html)*, a novelette coming out this month from the fine folks at Subterranean Press. I thought the story was good, even though Harry was a supporting character, and this length seems a great fit for smaller stories in Dresden Files.
* Beware of spoilers events in (at least) book six are revealed here.
October 22nd, 2008, 02:04 PM
Thank you Rob B my friend for the wonderful review :)
October 23rd, 2008, 04:11 PM
I know it doen't fit in with this thread but what do you think about the Dresden Files TV show??? The stories were gripping and presented interesting takes on the novels.
October 23rd, 2008, 05:24 PM
Glad to see that the comic is out in a trade. Too bad it's HC and I have to wait for the SC.
As for the TV show, I thought it was rubbish. I could barely get through the first episode and didn't watch it again.
I just finished White Night and was shocked that a plot line got resolved with a certain coin.