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That is a good series.

You might want to read one or two before you get Side Jobs though since it is shorter stories based on the series IIRC.
If that's the case, the first book is on sale, too, to get started.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WH7...K40XR4G46C
Though I enjoyed the first book in the series it only gets better from there. Butcher was just getting his feet under him with Storm Front.

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Amazon [amazon.com] has Jim Butcher: Side Jobs (Dresden Files) Kindle Edition for $1.99.

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That is a good series.

You might want to read one or two before you get Side Jobs though since it is shorter stories based on the series IIRC.
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That is a good series.

You might want to read one or two before you get Side Jobs though since it is shorter stories based on the series IIRC.
If that's the case, the first book is on sale, too, to get started.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WH7...K40XR4G46C
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If that's the case, the first book is on sale, too, to get started.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WH7...K40XR4G46C
Yep, and only 16 more in the series to get caught up...LMAO
Give the first book a try. If you like it, you have your reading list for the next several months. God knows when he'll come out with his next Dresden book...
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If that's the case, the first book is on sale, too, to get started.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WH7...K40XR4G46C
Though I enjoyed the first book in the series it only gets better from there. Butcher was just getting his feet under him with Storm Front.
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If that's the case, the first book is on sale, too, to get started.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WH7...K40XR4G46C
The first 2 books are hard reads for some people. Jim was still trying to find his footing with writing. Many often suggest jumping in at the 3rd book, Grave Peril, then if you like the series return to books 1 and 2.
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Loved the series but didn't care for this one
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First book was alright but this series definitely got better as it went along. I absolutely devoured the last 10 books. Fun and feels surprisingly.
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The first 2 books are hard reads for some people. Jim was still trying to find his footing with writing. Many often suggest jumping in at the 3rd book Grave Peril then if you like the series return to books 1 and 2.
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Though I enjoyed the first book in the series it only gets better from there. Butcher was just getting his feet under him with Stirm Front.
Agree. I liked the first two books, but they get exponentially better from book 3 on. Side jobs are all fun reads, but if you try to read them through outside the series, it might be a bit weird.

Highly recommend this series!
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The first 2 books are hard reads for some people. Jim was still trying to find his footing with writing. Many often suggest jumping in at the 3rd book Grave Peril then if you like the series return to books 1 and 2.
This is good to know. I thought the first book was very poorly written. Amateurish and melodramatic. Glad to hear they get better.
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If you are interested in casually reading about how to structure a novel, and do's and don'ts of writing, then read Jim Butcher's blog. It's very informative. I have no plans of ever writing a novel, but just couldn't stop reading his blog. He has nuggets of advice for new authors and how to break into the publishing world. I found it illuminating.

My mom has a Master's in English Literature and I discussed his blog with her. She said that most of the things he mentioned are well known and they usually teach those things in Literature courses. I realized that Jim even mentions as much (that he picked up many of those 'tricks' from his courses). But I still find it interesting that he put those teachings in a way that made it not only enjoyable, but by also tying it with his books made it more practical. It didn't seem to me like I was reading course material and yet I learnt quite a bit.
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This is good to know. I thought the first book was very poorly written. Amateurish and melodramatic. Glad to hear they get better.
They get better with every release. You definitely need to be very forgiving of the writing in books 1 and 2. They were his first foray into professional writing and if I'm not mistaken the premise came from a college literary assignment that his professor said would make a great book.
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This is a good series. There are some fun tales in here, though I think my favorite Dresden short is "Curses" from the Brief Cases collection that came out a few years after this one.

Fwiw, the first two stories from this collection can be read for free on Jim Butcher's website. The website can also tell you where these stories fall in the chronology of the novels in the series.
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The first 2 books are hard reads for some people. Jim was still trying to find his footing with writing. Many often suggest jumping in at the 3rd book Grave Peril then if you like the series return to books 1 and 2.
I completely agree with this. I have a hard time recommending the first two books but the series gets substantially better later on.
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