Stormtrooper Terry

Stormtrooper Terry

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Goodreads Book Review - Side Jobs

Side Jobs: Stories From the Dresden Files (The Dresden Files, #12.5)Side Jobs: Stories From the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Having just finished Changes a book or so ago, I dived into this collection of short Dresden-related stories before going back to the main narrative with Ghost Story, since the final story here bridges the gap between the former (or is that Fomor?) and the latter. As with most anthologies, I found it tough to settle on a rating, as not all the stories are of the same quality; the first one in particular is a bit rough. But eventually they all step up and show the same flair for character and action Butcher shows in all his novels, and the last few are just great. It's definitely a recommended read for part of the Dresden Files. It might even be fun to read them along with the novels in the proper chronology. Just make sure you don't read it before Changes!

And an aside... in at least two of the stories here Harry mentions how he hates hats and doesn't wear them but maybe he should start, and I remember him saying that in a book or two as well. So why is he wearing a hat on the cover of every single book??

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