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Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files

Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

B&N Synopsis

Readers have followed the exploits of Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden for over a decade, but this case file is the first collection of short stories about the wily wizard/investigator. Like Harry himself, Side Jobs covers a wide swath of urban asphalt; from gritty back alley monster encounters to whimsical supernatural flights. Dresden Files sliced perfectly for leisure reading. This 400-page hardcover contains a never-before-published novel that takes place after the cliff-hanger ending of Jim Butcher's April release.

This was a fantastic set of shorts involving all the regulars in the the world of Dresden. I liked seeing background bit and pieces that helped solidify that universe - especially after the crazy cliffhanger of "Changes." The novella at the end rounded that story out and hopefully set the stage for Butcher's next novel, "Ghost Story," which should be out any day now.

First person can be hard to write. Butcher does an amazing job of capturing whoever's perspective he's in, whether that's Harry, Thomas or Karrin Murphy.

I can't recommend this collection enough. You'll laugh like crazy, and you might even cry a little.

Books completed 27/40

Tags: fantasy

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