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Old 11-20-2012, 01:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The Dresden Files

Any read the Dresden File books? I just finished watching the miniseries on Netflix and it has my interest peaked as there are a lot of questions that weren't answered. And was the TV show made after the books, or take place after them?
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The books are much better ..
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Some of the episodes in the series were loosely based on books in the series, but for the most part the writing on the TV series was god-awful. If you like the show you will LOVE the books. Butcher wrote the first one as a college project, and it kinda shows, but after that they tighten up and grow increasingly awesome. I've read the series 4 or 5 times now.

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I can't get into the TV series all that much... but I enjoyed the books a lot.

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I did not ever watch the TV series but the books are good I enjoy them.

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Old 11-20-2012, 12:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Any read the Dresden File books? I just finished watching the miniseries on Netflix and it has my interest peaked as there are a lot of questions that weren't answered. And was the TV show made after the books, or take place after them?
As others have said, the TV show was loosely based off some of the books.

The books are far superior. The first 2 or 3 books are above average. After that it's an awesome ride.
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Guess I should get back into reading them. I got into the series earlier this year and basically read the first three or so back to back, then got bored around the 1/3 of the way into the next as I found the writing to be feeling like 'more of the same'. The number of rather negative reviews I had read on the later series didn't seem to help either.

Maybe it is just a better series to read one every other month or so with a few other subjects scattered around in there?
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I can see how some people could get burned out.

I just completed a complete series reread in Sept - Oct and even though I really like the series it was getting to be a little much. Although, I think I picked up on a few things Butcher may have foreshadowed.

I'm reading The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm reading Turn Coat right now. They are all pretty good. Very much like the best of 1920s pulp fiction. A bit tongue in cheek, but serious at times.

The TV show has a very different feel then the novels. The show reminded me of so many 80s era scifi/horror tv shows. ie Friday the 13th (TV SHow), Misfits of Science, Greatest American Hero, Automan, The WIzard, etc. Granted, back in the 80s, EVERY show featured a Private Eye, or "someone who solves crimes"... usually with some sort of special power.

The novels are darker, more serious. More sex, violence, etc. Good stuff. I liked his Codex Alera novels even better, but thats a different world altogether
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I actually enjoyed the show. Yes it was campy but sometimes I enjoy a good campy show. Never thought of reading the books until this discussion. I just downloaded the 1st one and am going through it very fast. I have not been able to get through a book this quick in a very long time. So far I am enjoying it emensly.
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