Author Topic: Jim Butcher  (Read 190890 times)

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Re: Jim Butcher
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2007, 05:31:14 am »
What? *looks each way* You don't stalk authors sites like me huh? Oh well, You can count on me to know these sort of things on most of my favorite authors.

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Re: Jim Butcher
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2007, 09:26:49 am »
What? *looks each way* You don't stalk authors sites like me huh? Oh well, You can count on me to know these sort of things on most of my favorite authors.

Apparently I need to stalk a bit more - and at the right times!! :)
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Re: Jim Butcher
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2008, 06:54:43 pm »
One of the interesting things about the Dresden Files is that they noticeably get better as they go along.  The reader can see Butcher growing as a writer.  The first couple certainly aren't bad, I'd grade them somewhat better than the average book that I have read.  There is a noticeable improvement with the next two, especially Summer Knight, and by the time the series gets to Death Masks or Blood Rites, it is very good indeed.

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Re: Jim Butcher
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2008, 05:59:31 pm »
Jim Butcher is awesome! I can't wait for his next Dresden book! *is exicited* Come on April! Come faster!!!
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Re: Jim Butcher
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2008, 09:18:33 am »
Hi, my name is Wendy and I'm a Dresdenaholic. ;D

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Re: Jim Butcher
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2008, 12:50:23 pm »
Oh, yay! Another Dresdenaholic!
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Re: Jim Butcher
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2008, 01:19:08 pm »
One of the interesting things about the Dresden Files is that they noticeably get better as they go along.  The reader can see Butcher growing as a writer.  The first couple certainly aren't bad, I'd grade them somewhat better than the average book that I have read.  There is a noticeable improvement with the next two, especially Summer Knight, and by the time the series gets to Death Masks or Blood Rites, it is very good indeed.
I totally concur. I had tried reading the series a few years ago, but got irritated by Susan and stopped at the  third book, I think. But then I tried again, pushed through my irritation and fell completely in love!
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Re: Jim Butcher
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2008, 07:58:36 pm »
I know many of ya'll already know "Small Favors" 's sample chapter(s) are out.
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Re: Jim Butcher
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2008, 01:04:19 pm »
One of the interesting things about the Dresden Files is that they noticeably get better as they go along.  The reader can see Butcher growing as a writer.  The first couple certainly aren't bad, I'd grade them somewhat better than the average book that I have read.  There is a noticeable improvement with the next two, especially Summer Knight, and by the time the series gets to Death Masks or Blood Rites, it is very good indeed.
I totally concur. I had tried reading the series a few years ago, but got irritated by Susan and stopped at the  third book, I think. But then I tried again, pushed through my irritation and fell completely in love!
Susan's horrible! She's just plain out annoying! >.<
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Re: Jim Butcher
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2008, 02:32:57 pm »
Tour & Convention shcedule is up on his website. Houstonians rejoyce 7 Apr. 08
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Re: Jim Butcher
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2008, 09:59:47 pm »
Love These books :) I am one of the ones that likes the Alera series a little better than the Dresden ones  :D I think I saw another person like me here? ^^ Also the reason the loc's are off in the Dresden books I believe he said somewhere that he's only been to Chicago once  :)
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Re: Jim Butcher
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2008, 02:23:57 pm »
Did anyone read the Dresden short in Many Bloody Returns? I thought it was really good ^.^ Those of you who can't wait for April might want to check it out ~.^

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Re: Jim Butcher
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2008, 02:57:12 pm »
Bloodly returns was great. So was "My big fat supernatural wedding, "Something Borrowed", My big fat supernatural Honeymoon "Herot" were most excellent.
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Re: Jim Butcher
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2008, 03:26:43 pm »
Jim is an author who, IMO, just continues to improve. His storytelling just gets better with every book in the Dresden series. He's a heck of a nice guy also, and his wife, Shannon, is a peach. If you haven't read her romantic suspense first novel, No Regrets, I can recommend it.
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Re: Jim Butcher
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2008, 04:15:31 am »
i just started reading the dresden files and im on grave peril, i'm about halfway through it, but im wondering if there is a short story between fool moon and this one that i missed..one that talks about the demon summoner, and explains where micheal came from? either way this one is the best so far, of course i said that about fool moon also..