Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

 

Side Jobs is a series of short stories about Harry Dresden, Wizard and Private Investigator, and his oh-so-fascinating world, friends and family (although his relationship to his brother, a vampire in the White Court, is a secret, so mum’s the word). The first story, “A Restoration of Faith,” was written two years before the first Harry Dresden book and the last, “Aftermath,” was written after Changes, the last Dresden book. The stories are a progression of Harry’s life, career and relationships. There are stories that have been included in anthologies and a few never before published.

I really enjoyed Side Jobs: both as a reader and as a fan of Jim Butcher. His introduction to each story is almost as humorous, interesting and thoughtful as the stories themselves. The complexity of Harry Dresden has always been a draw for me, and it was fascinating to get a peek into the mind of the creator of Dresden’s world. The characters and storylines of the short stories are as solid and vivid as one demands in a full Dresden novel and just as satisfying.

Book Stats:

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Roc Hardcover; Reprint edition (October 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 045146365X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451463654

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  is a series of short stories about Harry Dresden, Wizard and Private Investigator, and his oh-so-fascinating world, friends and family (although his relationship to his brother, a vampire in the White Court, is a secret, so mum’s the word). The first story, “A Restoration of Faith,” was written two years before the first Harry …

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About Storm

Storm Reyes has been reading paranormal, science fiction and fantasy books for over 50 years and writing reviews for 3 years. She recently retired from her position as Executive Assistant for the Pierce County Library System and now spends her time doing whatever the heck she wants to do. She's a Puyallup Indian, living on an urban reservation and so has the best of both worlds. Storm also spent 40 years as a human rights activist and public speaker. Her future plans include learning Tai Chi and making a dent in her stack of books to-be-read.

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  1. I do love to read about Dresden. I will be reading this soon.