Thursday, October 06, 2011

Not that you care about what I'm reading...

But I'm catching up on the Dresden Filesby Jim Butcher.

Currently working through a collection of short stories - Side Jobs: Stories From the Dresden Files
- that fill in gaps between the novels.

For those of you not familiar with Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, I give you this intro.
Let's get something clear right up front.

I'm not Harry Dresden.

Harry's a wizard. A genuine, honest-to-goodness wizard. He's Gandalf on crack and an IV of Red Bull, with a big leather coat and a .44 revolver in his pocket. He'll spit in the eye of gods and demons alike if he thinks it needs to be done, and to hell with the consequences--and yet somehow my little brother manages to remain a decent human being.

I'll be damned if I know how.

But then, I'll be damned regardless.
My name is Thomas Raith, and I'm a monster.
The whole thing is great fun. Though I have to admit that Storm Front - the 1st novel in the series - isn't up to the quality of the others. It isn't bad, just not as good.

1 comment:

BobG said...

I just finished Side Jobs a couple of days ago; you can see how is writing became more polished and comfortable with each story.