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Read eBook ☆ Storm Front á Kindle Edition Ò naturaltreatment Ø HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARD Lost Items Found Paranormal Investigations Consulting Advice Reasonable Rates No Love Potions Endless Purses or Other EntertainmentHarry Dresden is the best at what he does Well technically he's the only at whaWhen the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic Harry's seeing dollar signs But where there's black magic there's a black mage behind it And now that mage knows Harry's name And that's when things start to get interestingMagic it can get a guy kill Urban fantasy is a sub genre that I have been very much enjoying for a few of years and Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden series usually tops the lists of readers’ favorites and it has proven wildly popularFor good reasonButcher first published Storm Front in 2000 and it was in this first edition that Butcher introduced readers to Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden Wizard Butcher describes his protagonist as a kind of occult private investigator being chiefly active in the Chicago area Dresden’s advertisement is as followsWIZARDLost items found Paranormal InvestigationsConsulting Advice Reasonable RatesNo Love Potions Endless Purses or Other EntertainmentButcher’s talent was in creating a charismatic cool urban fantasy character and then placing him and the stories in the category of mystery thriller This provides an almost endless assortment of possible magical occult fantasy settings for Harry to explore and Scooby Doo mysteries to solve Butcher’s prose is evenly paced and his world building and magic rules forming skills are in good form

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HARRY DRESDEN WIZARD Lost Items Found Paranormal Investigations Consulting Advice Reasonable Rates No Love Potions Endless Purses or Other EntertainmentHarry Dresden is the best at what he does Well technically he's the only at what he does So when the Chicago PD has a case that transcends m Let me tell you how a wisecracking Chicago wizard for hire with the most rotten luck imaginable won a permanent spot in my heart making me a devout Dresdenite'Twas a week before USMLE Step 1 the most important test for any medical school student as it pretty much determines which medical specialty you are supposedly smart enough to pursue Basically the stakes were high and the stress reached the previously unknown heights By then my poor average sized brain has been fully stuffed with all the medical trivia it was able to handle Have you ever met an overcaffeinated freaked out sleep deprived shaky med student with bloodshot eyes and propensity to uote at you random basic medical science facts in a high pitched shaky voice If so it was probably before Step 1 and this is an honest representation of what my friends and I looked likeLovely no Anyway physically unable to study any I stumbled upon this book on my Kindle app And this is how Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden he of the magical staff and a black leather duster entered my life Suddenly the anxiety was gone and instead of omg it's test time and I did not study enough customary nightmares I dreamed about Chicago magical world that night In the week that followed I got through most of the series 11 books at that point in time The stress was gone with the help of Harry Dresden's adventures and on the test day I beat my goal score by one whopping point D “A man's magic demonstrates what sort of person he is what is held most deeply inside of him There is no truer gauge of a man's character than the way in which he employs his strength his power I was not a murderer I was Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden I was a wizard Wizards control their power They don't let it control them And wizards don't use magic to kill people They use it to discover to protect to mend to help Not to destroy” I loved this book despite all its imperfections Harry Dresden a wisecracking self deprecating Star Wars references dropping never knowing when to shut up and unwaveringly good guy with a penchant for attracting trouble was someone I'd love to be friends with I even forgave him the annoying and eyeroll inducing case of old fashioned chivalry towards women Plus his assistant is an erotica obsessed formerly evil spirit living in a skull how can anyone not love that “Harry Bob drawled his eye lights flickering smugly what you know about women I could juggle” This book is a uick and delightfully pulpy read modeling Harry's personality and adventures on the hardboiled crime noir detective stories with a generous helping of humor set against the paranormal background It does not aspire to be life changing or profound it does not try to be the capital L literature that was an excuse to use my favorite Pratchett uote Susan hated Literature She'd much prefer to read a good book All it does is take you on a fun and exciting ride and that's what I love about it Yes sometimes it falls flat or tries too hard or gets a bit full of itself but the feeling of sheer fun that Jim Butcher must have had while writing this story is palpable on each page and it's awesome “Paranoid Probably But just because you're paranoid doesn't mean there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face” This is a freshman book and is not perfect but it is nevertheless really good Jim Butcher's narrative voice gets confident and polished as the series progresses especially beginning with book 4 But it was enough to keep me completely engrossed in Harry Dresden's world and read eleven books of the series in a little over a week I love the Chicago mystical world I love the characters I love the fast even breakneck pace I love the detective noir touch I love Butcher's take on mythologies I absolutely adore the wisecracking to me it never felt annoying maybe because it's a big part of my own I assume completely charming personality ““You don't go walking into the proverbial lion's den lightly You start with a good breakfast” For all of that I easily give it four stars I'd be tempted to call Harry Dresden my literary boyfriend but as I learned from the seuels nothing good can possibly come out of that “I don't want to live in a world where the strong rule and the weak cower I'd rather make a place where things are a little uieter Where trolls stay the hell under their bridges and where elves don't come swooping out to snatch children from their cradles Where vampires respect the limits and where the faeries mind their p's and 's My name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden Conjure by it at your own risk When things get strange when what goes bump in the night flicks on the lights when no one else can help you give me a call I'm in the book” ————2020 reread Listened to it on audio with my better half — his introduction to Dresden It’s been a decade since I first read it now Flaws definitely became apparent this time and Harry’s attitude towards women that “chivalry” theme is indeed annoying and that noir feel sometimes is actually funny But overall I still liked it It’s interesting seeing Harry Dresden’s humbler beginnings as I’m used to him being the magical powerhouse of the later installments Anyway I’m not as enad by it this time but magic still holds

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Storm FrontOrtal creativity or capability they come to him for answers For the everyday world is actually full of strange and magical things and most don't play well with humans That's where Harry comes in Takes a wizard to catch a well whatever There's just one problem Business to put it mildly stinksSo You know the premise of this book actually sounded good A wizard PI sure why not I like wizards and I like PIs so what could be the problem The problem was I over estimated this author's abilitiesThe main character is like some kind of emotionally retarded uber geek's idealized life He lives in a basement and subbasement He ALWAYS wears a black duster and cowboy boots even when he's wearing sweats and a t shirt He has an abnormally large alley cat that likes to drink coke and doesn't get violently ill from the caffeine He can't get anywhere with women for no real reason at all The first woman that broke his heart he actually killed but for good reasons I mean she was evil I could go on and on The protagonist of this story is an immature weiner He is a walking dorky cliche that feels like he is some kind of Peter Parker wizard Constantly bemoaning the weight of the world on his shoulders even when its actually not on his shoulders Add to this the characters inability to have basic levels of trust for his friendsallies lack of common sense and a very low level of intelligence for someone that relies on brains and willpower for their strengths And you end up with a guy that is very annoying to read in most any situationNow throw that character into a Noir Detective style situation This is not a confident man nor is he a physically tough man and he lacks much in the way of street or even book smarts I find it highly unlikely that this guy should have survived past the first 100 pages let alone through all the other blunders he makes through the entire book Take a gander back to the beginnings of the Noir Detective genre and you'd be ashamed that this man besmirches the genre's good traditions Sam Spade has no magic what so ever but he could uite easily have out smarted and out fought this guy with his bare fistsDon't even get me started on how annoying magic is in this book Not since the magic of Terry Brooks' Shanara books have I felt magic meant little to nothing This guy is constantly like oh shit I don't have my wand or staff or special ring so if I do my magic now I'll kill everyone What the fricking good is magic that can't be used unless you've got your stick of power If magic is going to be used the way it is in this book as basically a crutch to hold the rest of the weak aspects of the book up as it is in most non awesome fantasy; then at least have it around to do its job and make cool things happenSo to close this book is immature and not fun to read There was a time in my life when I would have found this book awesome when I was going through that phase of life where you're 13 emotionally retarded and just discovered ADD 2nd edition Which there is nothing wrong with that's a phase that me and most other nerds went through Then we grew out of it because we matured in to adults But this book isn't be lauded to me as great writing by 13 year old nerds and geeks its being held up as a Great Book by adults and that's who its marketed to Look if you like this book and you're in Junior high then fine though I could recommend better things for you to read that are aimed at your age group but not adults If your an adult and you think this is even just good writing and again I'll state that most tell me its great writing then I think you need to try reading some other stuff by much better authors Go find and read Neil Gaiman Joe Hill Joe R Lansdale Walter Mosley Warren Ellis or Charles Stross These are all writers that have written either modern fantasyHorror or Noir andor Crime fiction so they are working on some similar concepts Then if you don't find those to be far better book written by actual good writers well then I'm just going to have to say that you and I may be from different planets or somethingThis book is not fun to read Its poorly constructed The plot is about as complex as 6th grade math and less original than that The characters are 2 dimensional at best Magic is used a focal point of the story rather than something to enhanced the flavor of original and real feeling plots and characters At one point the author describes someone by saying he looks like Sean Connery's character from the Highlander instead of I don't know just describing the dude as having a pony tale since that was where those two character's physical similarities ended Most of his other descriptions of characters are like police descriptions of people being given to me by the narrator which completely takes you out of the narrative The author at one point even wrote I was a wizard when his point of view character is lamenting about going into a house or building to solve a problem and I was thinking wait did you stop being a wizard at some point If you're going to write in the first person perspective then learn to write in the present Of course one would expect a decent editor could have fixed this but I'm going to assume that decent editors get assigned to decent writers Look its not a good book I didn't make it a bad book it just is I'm told that the book get much better after or on book three so some day I hope to get a copy of his second book for free and see though I have my doubts since I've read enough bad authors in my day to know they don't usually start becoming good authors just experienced bad authors but that's a really spurious argument since I need ALL book I read to be good if not great right away I'm not going to recommend an author to someone because his first work was really awful but if you just read two books by him he gets good Well then perhaps he should have just started with book three and spared us the bad books Its bad and I don't recommend it to anyone who's not reading it as a goof to lampoon it in there own head End of statement