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Old September 9th 08, 20:31   #21
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Re: The Dresden Files

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I missed the very last episode that aired for the show on TV so I figured I could Netflix it. I forgot that the SciFi channel F'ed with the order of the episodes so the disc I got had all the episodes that I had already seen. Now I'm on the fence... I don't know if I want to buy the box set or just let it go.
After you watch the show, read the books. Then, you'll never want to go back to the show. I liked the show when I first saw it, but after reading the first four books, it's obvious that they changed so many things to make the show (some truly needless changes), that the two are not really compatible.

Storm Front (The Dresden Files, Book 1)
by Jim Butcher
Publication Date: April 1, 2000
ISBN-10: 0451457811
ISBN-13: 978-0451457813
Price: $7.99

Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, Book 2)
by Jim Butcher
Publication Date: January 1, 2001
ISBN-10: 0451458125
ISBN-13: 978-0451458124
Price: $7.99

Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, Book 3)
by Jim Butcher
Publication Date: September 1, 2001
ISBN-10: 0451458443
ISBN-13: 978-0451458445
Price: $7.99

Summer Knight: (The Dresden Files, Book 4)
by Jim Butcher
Publication Date: September 3, 2002
ISBN-10: 0451458923
ISBN-13: 978-0451458926
Price: $7.99

Death Masks (The Dresden Files, Book 5)
by Jim Butcher
Publication Date: August 5, 2003
ISBN-10: 0451459407
ISBN-13: 978-0451459404
Price: $7.99

Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, Book 6)
by Jim Butcher
Publication Date: August 3, 2004
ISBN-10: 0451459873
ISBN-13: 978-0451459879
Price: $7.99

Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, Book 7)
by Jim Butcher
Publication Date: May 2, 2006
ISBN-10: 045146091X
ISBN-13: 978-0451460912
Price: $7.99

Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, Book 8)
by Jim Butcher
Publication Date: February 6, 2007
ISBN-10: 0451461037
ISBN-13: 978-0451461032
Price: $7.99

White Night (The Dresden Files, Book 9)
by Jim Butcher
Publication Date: February 5, 2008
ISBN-10: 045146155X
ISBN-13: 978-0451461551
Price: $7.99

Small Favor (The Dresden Files, Book 10)
by Jim Butcher
Publication Date: April 1, 2008 (Hardcover. It just came out.)
ISBN-10: 0451461894
ISBN-13: 978-0451461896
Price: $14.37



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I was watching Deadwood the other day and the guy who played Dresden turned up in it. He was a hired gun that shot a cornish worker in a bar & then later he got his throat slit by Swaringen. At least the guy is getting work.
Did you notice that when he was talking to Bianca in flashback in Storm Front, that he slipped into his native English accent? That's be like Hugh Laurie accidentally slipping into his native accent in House M.D. Paul Blackthorne also appeared in an episode of Monk (Mr. Monk and the Leper).
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Old September 11th 08, 19:04   #22
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Re: The Dresden Files

Since I'm looking for a new book series to pick up I just might check those out. Brisinger is coming out soon but I could probably fit one in before it gets here.
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Old September 21st 08, 22:55   #23
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I got the first 3 books and was able to read two before Brisinger came out.

I guess they turned each book into a single episode... that kinda pisses me off since there's so much story being shoved into a 40 some minute episode. And as I'm reading I'm trying to compare it to whichever episode I can remember it being from... by the time I get to the end of the book there's a different ending anyway. I mean... I like the surprise but at the same time it's a little disappointing.

Murphy is a blonde... that I like more.

So, yeah... I liked what I've read so far & I ordered the rest of the books. Well at least up till 9 since I'm getting paperback ones.
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Old September 26th 08, 08:31   #24
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There are two graphic novels coming out in October, Welcome to the Jungle and Backup. Jungle is a prequel to Storm front over multiple issues.

Backup is from the viewpoint of Thomas Raith.....spoiler



Dresden's brother is watching out for him in this one.

Next spring book # 11 Turncoat will be coming out!
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Old October 4th 08, 13:46   #25
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Having just read book 3 I know who Thomas Raith is. I got a little sick of book 3 at certain points but I liked the ending. And I didn't like Susan so I'm glad she's a vamp now... or whatever she is.

Bianca... dead. Didn't see that coming because in the show they were buddies..... sex budies.
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Having just read book 3 I know who Thomas Raith is. I got a little sick of book 3 at certain points but I liked the ending. And I didn't like Susan so I'm glad she's a vamp now... or whatever she is.
Susan grows on you. Murphy, too. Wait 'till you get through Book 5.



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Bianca... dead. Didn't see that coming because in the show they were buddies..... sex budies.
Yeah, kinda different from in Book 3, when she's bent on Harry's destruction, eh? Given that, what are the odds he'd have given her permission to come into his place? Bob's reaction in the TV series was true to form.

Plus, in the books, Bianca's a completely inhuman monster in a flesh mask, and Harry's seen what's underneath Red Court vampire flesh masks, including Bianca's. In the TV series, Bianca transforms into a really nasty looking humanoid (full black, eyes; fangs, etc.) but nothing like the slimy, large, bat-like creature with flabby wings and dripping Red Court vampire narcotic venom like in the books.
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Murphy is a blonde... that I like more.
Susan as a blonde (in the TV series), I like more. I like that actress. Ditto for the one who played Bianca.

If I were going to cast a brunette as Susan, I'd pick Alicia Coppola (from Jericho).
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Susan grows on you. Murphy, too. Wait 'till you get through Book 5.
Just finished 6 last night... I like Susan more now but since they're not together I kinda want him to hook up with Murphy. It feels like they're bonding.

kincaid is a cool character... I'm looking forward to seeing him some more.

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Just finished 6 last night... I like Susan more now but since they're not together I kinda want him to hook up with Murphy. It feels like they're bonding.

kincaid is a cool character... I'm looking forward to seeing him some more.

Mouse is a stupid name for a dog.
Good grief Speedy Gonzales, you passed me right up! I haven't even had time to crack Book 6 open since I last posted, and am only 15 pages into it.

Kincaid, the Archive's (Ivy's) driver from Book 5? He shows up in Book 6? ...or were you talking about Book 5 there? I know he was going to hook Harry up with the guy who makes those special incendiary shotgun shells. Naah, don't tell me.

Where I am in Book 5, I can't see Harry and Murphy hooking up.
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I had to go down to South Carolina for my cousin's wedding... 12 hours in the car both ways.

Yeah... Kincaid is in Book 6. I guesss he put Harry in touch with that guy inbetween books because Harry just calls him out of the blue and he turns up in book 6. I won't give any more details on that. They give more story for Kincaid...

When I read 6 I just got the feeling that Harry and Murphy were bonding... now I started 7 and their interaction is weird. Like maybe Harry should ask her out but he's to stupid to think about it. Maybe Murphy is playing head games with him or something. Keep in mind I'm just reading between the lines. They don't make out in book 6 or anything.

There's a pretty good twist in 6 also. Enjoy that one.
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