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Old 01-22-2013, 01:56 PM
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The mystery of who kills Dresden that crops up through Ghost Story kind of annoyed me since there was absolutely NO WAY the reader could determine that.

I mean, they could probably GUESS it, but still.
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Well, Ghost Story's problem is that it's really the back half of Changes, and when you wonder why a certain character doesn't show up in person in that book given what happens it makes a certain amount of sense in Ghost Story (I guessed it was that particular person when I'd read Changes, but couldn't figure out quite why until the reveal in Ghost Story) when it gets explained.
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Ghost Story: Not gonna lie, I am pretty sure I could not pass a quiz on all the shit that happened here. I give credit to Butcher for not just hitting the cosmic reset button, though, which is the outcome I grew to expect as the world's new status quo revealed itself to be more and more fucked up, particularly in regards Murphy and Molly. Now on to the last yarn and then waiting along with the rest of the world.
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I give credit to Butcher for not just hitting the cosmic reset button, though, which is the outcome I grew to expect as the world's new status quo revealed itself to be more and more fucked up, particularly in regards Murphy and Molly.
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Cold Days: For all the grim shit that happens at the very very end, this kind of softened up some things compared to Ghost Story, I thought -- Molly is no longer a sewer-dwelling dressed-in-rags half-starved magical Punisher and Murphy is less obviously on the verge of a complete PTSD crackup. I like the promise of crazy overblown Jim Starlin Cosmic Dresden in the future. Should be a good time. If he is allegedly going to do like seven to 10 more books of this shit, though, he is going to have a hard time controlling inflation I fear.

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Old 01-29-2013, 05:31 AM
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Frankly, I don't know how much more things could inflate from this point.
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After riding a zombie T-Rex and punching Santa Claus, it's hard to top that.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:01 AM
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After riding a zombie T-Rex and punching Santa Claus, it's hard to top that.
Was he actually punching Santa Claus, or was he punching Odin in a Santa suit? I was a little fuzzy as to what happened there.
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Santa and Odin are the same guy
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:13 AM
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Spoilers there Dr. Jones. The answer is both, Odin is Santa as well as the All-father and CEO of MonOc Industries. The Wild Hunt is an actual part of the Odin Mythology and was stolen to become part of the Santa Claus mythology, much the same way as happened to St. Nicolas of Myra.
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Spoilers there Dr. Jones. The answer is both, Odin is Santa as well as the All-father and CEO of MonOc Industries. The Wild Hunt is an actual part of the Odin Mythology and was stolen to become part of the Santa Claus mythology, much the same way as happened to St. Nicolas of Myra.
Sorry. I figured it was sufficiently nonsensical out of context as to not need spoilerizing. Anyway, I get you now. And I like some of the stuff he's done adapting different bits of folklore lately, that's pretty clever.
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Man, the TV show is garbage.
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Man, the TV show is garbage.
It starts to hit a stride of sorts near the end, then just sort of abruptly stops.
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:23 AM
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:25 AM
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Is this going to be the Year Without a Dresden Book?

I mean, like, other then all the years before I started reading them.
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:44 AM
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Sadly, I don't think Jim Butcher is going to pull a Beyonce, but there are some short stories that came out this year. Go and find "Bombshells" or the Bigfoot Trilogy.
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Hey, hey, Skin Game comes out in May. And, well, Amazon's little blurb has caught my interest.
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Bumping for a reminder that Skin Game comes out this week.
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Okay so I'm reading Fool Moon and it's really bad, like sloppily constructed and poorly concieved but also amateurish on a sentence and putting words on the page level but also I've heard this is by far the worst book and they get better but also Harry is a huge asshole and not in a fun ha-ha get a load of this guy way but in a I hate this creepy Nice Guy entitled shithead why is he the protagonist kind of way and I really don't think I can stomach much more of Butcher's writing even if he rides a dinosaur eventually.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:32 AM
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Fool Moon was the very first Dresden book I read and you're absolutely right. Stank so hard it put me off reading anything else in the series for a year or two.

Then I read the third one and said "Oh, this is kind of right up my alley".

Also, I still have another three-quarters of Storm of Swords to finish! I can't do that in a couple of days!
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Part of Dresden's character development over the course of the series is he slowly learns to stop being such a fucking neanderthal about women.
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Mostly because a lot of the times he nearly gets his ticket punched, it's because he underestimates his female opponents.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:05 AM
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And because when he tries to protect the womenfolk, he makes things worse for everyone.
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And because when he tries to overprotect the perfectly capable and very annoyed womenfolk, he makes things worse for everyone.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:17 AM
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Also that.

Well... except his plucky reporter girlfriend, she didn't have a whole lot going on except being full of moxie.
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Part of Dresden's character development over the course of the series is he slowly learns to stop being such a fucking neanderthal about women.
I'm way more terrified at the prospect of Butcher's lack of development than Dresden's. #Littleblackraincloud.
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:19 PM
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...Huh?
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:20 PM
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Codex Alera didn't have that problem, so I think were in the clear?
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