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Storm Front  (Dresden Files, Bk 1)
Storm Front - Dresden Files, Bk 1
Author: Jim Butcher
My name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Conjure by it at your own risk. I'm a wizard. I work out of an office in midtown Chicago. As far as I know, I'm the only openly practicing professional wizard in the country. You can find me in the yellow pages, under Wizards. Believe it or not, I'm the only one there. — My ad looks like this: — ? — ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780451457813
ISBN-10: 0451457811
Publication Date: 4/10/2000
Pages: 336
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Publisher: Roc
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Storm Front (Dresden Files, Bk 1) on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 15
I truly enjoyed this book! I'd heard great things from a friend, and had seen the SCIFI TV series, but was unsure of how the reading would go; turns out I couldn't put it down! I truly enjoyed the book, and perhaps my perception is a little biased based on my finding enjoyment out of the TV series, but I highly recommend trying this series to anyone who enjoys supernatural or wizardry novels. (It may not be a "forgotten realms" series, but I believe readers of those type novels would enjoy this as well.) I really enjoyed it and plan to read the rest of the very long series, but I truly believe if you are at all interested in the book by its description or what you've heard about it, you WILL enjoy it! It keeps moving and blends all the humor, intrigue, adventure, la la together. It does of course require telling the reader the universe, but I never noticed any "information dumps" or lost any understanding or enjoyment as Butcher very cleverly kept the story moving and didn't leave the readers behind or waiting. Conclusion: Wonderful read. Highly recommended. Truly enjoyable.
reviewed Storm Front (Dresden Files, Bk 1) on + 526 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
Harry Dresden is a wizard who works as a sort of paranormal P.I. Although a little geeky, Harry has a strong sense of justice and an enjoyable tongue in cheek sense of humor. When a nervous wife hires Harry to find out what her frequently disappearing husband is up to, Harry happily takes the case because it means that he can pay his already late rent for the month. Little does he know that his investigation will open up not a can of worms but a can of scorpions along with conjuring a toad-like demon, commanded by an evil magic-wielding bad guy who wants to kill Harry.

This series has been around for a while and has been adapted for a television series. I regret not reading it sooner. Harry is a likable character, and his sidekicks (such as Bob the talking skull and Mister the giant cat) inject a healthy dose of humor into the book. This book has it all - a mystery to solve, LOL comedy, hints of romance, and lots of "spell"-binding (ha ha) action. Highly recommended!
reviewed Storm Front (Dresden Files, Bk 1) on + 12 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Thank you book gods! This is the very sort of book I want to read. After putting off reading Jim Butcher for far too long (and everyone insisting I wouldn't be sorry) I finally got Storm Front. I devoured it in a day and I can't wait to tackle the rest of the series. This book pulls you in and makes you want more of Harry Dresden's world and his adventures. We're off to a fantastic start, Mr. Butcher and I look forward to the rest of your work.
reviewed Storm Front (Dresden Files, Bk 1) on + 134 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Fun series, nice debut book. There are some character development issues to address in the series with the secondary characters, but since this is the first one, it's forgiveable. Well plotted with lots of action, this is a supernatural hardboiled mystery.
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Helpful Score: 3
I enjoyed this book. Harry is an interesting character and I mean to read the others in this series. The SciFi channel has some shows now this this character but they have changed a few things (don't they always) but not a bad show. Read the books, they're even better.
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reviewed Storm Front (Dresden Files, Bk 1) on + 55 more book reviews
I have to agree with the previous reviews and state: "This is a beautiful beginning to a hopefully long and fruitful series!"

I think one critic said: "The rated "R" version of Harry Potter." I'd like to add: "The rated "R" version of Harry Potter set in a muggle's world."

What do we mean? The reader follows Harry Dresden a real life wizard with real life problems in Chicago. His problems stem from the magical world, as well as the 'everyday' world. He advertises as a wizard or paranormal investigator and on occassion the Chicago P.D. consultes him.

In this particular book, he starts off with a missing husband case and a double homicide undoubtedly done with black magic.

Great character development (at least for Harry) and wonderful writing - at times I might have snorted myself since the sarcasm was dripping off the pages!
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Very good quick read, with lots of action. Right down my nerdy scifi alley!
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This is the start of a fantastic series. If you are interested in magic from a unique prospective and a great story line to boot, than i highly recommend this book.


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