Friday, September 7, 2007

The Dresden Files...

the series you should be reading.

A few months back, at the recommendation of a friend, I started reading the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, on which the Sci-Fi tv show is based. I was immediately hooked and just finished the 9th and most recent book earlier this week. The series is a light and entertaining read about a wizard who solves mysteries and fights evil in Chicago.

The series starts out fairly formulaic and corny, but gets better as it progresses. Background fills out, characters change and develop. The main character himself changes yet still stays the same irreverant wise-cracking smartass. The series mangaes to have real debates on right and wrong, good and evil, without ever taking itself too seriously. Every time I picked up a book it was always an effort to put it down.

There have been nine books so far with about another 12 or so planned. That seems like a lot of books and hopefully Butcher can maintain the level of quality in the series without it turning into the Wheel of Time. I really look forward to the next book.

So read the Dresden Files books and spread the word.

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