Friday, February 25, 2011

Side Jobs By Jim Butcher

This collection of short stories from the archives of the Dresden files is an answer to my own personal prayers. 
I own a few of the short story anthologies that Butcher has participated in and i have been extremely satisfied, but i wanted a way to have them all together. 
Poof, as if he was as magical as his main character, yeah i just said that, live with it.

For the actual review ill start out saying that is you haven't read the other Dresden Files books this is not the one to start with.
But for fans of the series, buy it yesterday.  Not only does it give you a better look into the Alphas and Harry's relationship with them but there is even a story written from Harry's brother Thomas the vampires point of view.  This glimpse into the psyche and life of Thomas is a very enjoyable ride.  It brings to light several things about the vampires and lends yet another layer to Butchers lush world.

And for those of you who like me were left hanging over the cliff at the end of Butcher's last book Changes (those of you who dont know what im talking about i cant ruin it) you get a story from Sergeant Karrin Murphy everyone’s favorite five foot nothing cop that can kick your ass and still look cute's point of view.  This is in my opinion an accomplishment that shows Butcher's depth as a writer. 
For fans of the series this is a must have in my opinion.

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