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found a new author to like.

on my last trip to Powells before moving to New Orleans, i picked up a new book at random, and it's set up a rain cheaction.

um.

branding was the only reason that it caught my eye at all; at the time, Dzur had been fairly new to the shelves and Brust was still reeling in the fact that it was a "SciFi essential" book, an endorsement by the SciFi channel. This had a similar sort of endorsement, so i decided to skim the first couple of pages to see if it would hook me, and it did. i read it off and on, finished it sometime in the beginning of last fall. i gave it a second casual read sometime in the winter. i really liked it.

over memorial day weekend i was at the bookstore for a few reasons and opted to pick up books two and three while i was there, thinking that it'd occupy my space for a couple of weeks. i picked up those books on sunday late afternoon. Both of them have now been read. i read the first book in one sitting on sunday night from about midnight until 6am. i read the second one in one sitting monday night until 4am.

i just couldn't put them down.

there's about a dozen books or so in the series. he's written other series as well.

my mantle/bookshelf may need some reorganizing.

oh! right. it's The Dresden Files, a series by Jim Butcher.

my sleep schedule is all backwards again. hopefully i can adjust quickly.

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specter_13
May. 26th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
I put the first season of that show on netflix instant view. I might have to pick up the books.
lifeofmendel
May. 26th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
it's a show too?
lifeofmendel
May. 26th, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
just looked it up. interesting. any good?
truthmonkey42
May. 26th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
Dresden's probably one of my faves as far as the genre goes...

The TV series (though only lasted one season) managed to capture _some_ of the flavor of the series, though I found it slightly lacking in a few respects. Some of the casting was backwards (in my opinion) but overall I thought it was a good intro to the 'world' of the books...
marseille
May. 26th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
The books are WAY better than the series--for one thing, the skull is poorly done in the tv version.
You might also like the repairman jack novels of F. Paul Wilson.
dyaus7
May. 27th, 2009 09:26 am (UTC)
NERD ALERT
lifeofmendel
May. 27th, 2009 09:35 am (UTC)
says the one who owns his own didder machine. :)
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