Tag:Dresden Files
Posted on: June 20, 2008 5:03 pm

The Dresden Files

So my friend gives me a book and says I'll like it. Which is normally the case with the exception of the first book of the Dresden files I read called: Storm Front.

I don't just like it.

I loves it.

This series of books dubbed the Dresden files is about an honest to goodness Wizard named Harry Dresden. Harry is a private investiagater in the Chicago area and assists the Chicago PD with some cases that can't be explained by science and also helps out some locals with missing persons and such.

But no love potions.

I think the best way to describe this series is a Harry Potter for adults. Now I haven't read word 1 of any Harry Potter books (but I do enjoy the movies) so I can't really compare but really its what it feels like.

Its enjoyable.

I think what I like most about these books is that the action literally doesn't ever stop. Each chapter is ended on a cliff hanger that really makes you want to keep turning pages until you read the whole thing. The author Jim Butcher does a splendid job of interlacing the pace of the book and at the same time not boring you with overt details. What I also like is that the main character Harry keeps having one bad thing after another happening to him and its a pure delight to see how he manages to save the day. Consequently his actions in saving the day in one book negatively effect what happens to him in books later down the road.

If you want a book to read that isn't long on pages, gets to the point and action and laced with some suprisingly funny dark humor. I would recommend this book to you or anyone above the ages of 16. Not many treats like this come along but I assure you this is money well spent.

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