For you that don’t know guest or host a few podcasts, some DDO themed other no so. One of which is a pay for cast named Circle Jerk, it is a kind of book review type cast. Although it doesn’t sound like it will stay that way for long.. Right now I only have one episode out. But two more are on the books to be taped soon. Today’s post will be a kind of mini version of that show.
I have been reading The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Think I just finished reading the 7th book
Dead Beat. Looking at the wikipedia page 13 books have been published with a 14th in the works.
I have to say I am loving these books. I really enjoy books with that theme of strange in todays “normal” world. I also read and love the series Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter by Laurell K. Hamilton. That is also in that vein of the supernatural in modern times. And I see on the wikipedia that Butcher claims to have been inspired by this books as well.
What I like about the Dresden Files books is how magic “feels like it could be real”. Also the books have a great sense of humor to them.
Now I liked and still like the short lived TV show on Syfy (think that is how they are spelling it this week). But I understand now why the show failed. It didn’t rally its base.
We all know the book is always going to be different the the movie/tv show, Lord of the Rings might be the exception?? Not sure as the movies weren’t balls busting slow to the point I asked for a refund with out finishing them. Not saying I did that with LotR, but I did.
Seems to me with all the reboots and whatnot a few Dresden Files movies, trying to say as true as possible to the books or at least to the world with its own story/s, could do really well.
Of course for like 9$ you can pick up the first book. And it even looks like you can get them on Audible for less then that if you don’t like to read.
Anyway, I like them and if you haven’t tried one yet it is worth the money for sure!