Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files
Short stories from The Dresden Files
By Jim Butcher
Number of Pages: 432
Season Read: Summer
Here, together for the first time, are the shorter works of #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher-a compendium of cases that Harry and his cadre of allies managed to close in record time. The tales range from the deadly serious to the absurdly hilarious. Also included is a novella exclusive to this collection that takes place after the cliff-hanger ending of the April 2010 hardcover, Changes. This is a must-have collection for every devoted Harry Dresden fan as well as a perfect introduction for readers ready to meet Chicago’s only professional wizard.
I highly disagree with the synopsis. Go read the first book first. It’s awesome. The whole series is awesome.
As for the reviews: what can I say without giving away important plot points? Some of the short stories I liked more than others, but they were all good. I liked getting to see more into Harry’s relationships with both his brother and with Billy and Georgia. Harry is so REAL, that it’s no wonder Chicago would go crazy without him.
The Dresden Files are the first books that Jim Butcher managed to get published. He is also the author of the Codex Alera, and a new steampunk series, Cinder spires. He is a gamer, including tabletop, video games, as well as LARP. He still lives in his hometown, Independence, Missouri.
For a more detailed biography of Jim Butcher, as well as a way to purchase his books, see his Amazon page.
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