Side Jobs - Jim Butcher

Side Jobs

By Jim Butcher

  • Release Date: 2010-10-26
  • Genre: Fantasy
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 431 Ratings)
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Description

New in the Blacktop Cowboy series.

Here, together for the first time, are the shorter works of #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher-a compendium of cases that Harry and his cadre of allies managed to close in record time. The tales range from the deadly serious to the absurdly hilarious. Also included is a novella exclusive to this collection that takes place after the cliff-hanger ending of the April 2010 hardcover, Changes. This is a must-have collection for every devoted Harry Dresden fan as well as a perfect introduction for readers ready to meet Chicago's only professional wizard.

Reviews

  • Jim Butcher

    5
    By Lu 21
    Ok ! When is the new book coming out ?
  • I like it

    4
    By Mcb76
    Normally i dont like short story collections but i to say i like this a great deal. It is well written and gives some interesting filler on the rest of the characters in his dresden stories. Looking forward to the next book in the dresden series.
  • Insanely addictive

    5
    By Tansterman
    The entire series is written with a pacing that keeps one from putting the books down. And instead of just a single plot line, there are usually two or three which sometimes weave together into a single close-fitting thread where one marvels at how well they mesh. Or not, depending on the book. It's best to read the entire series in order to get a grasp of how each book slots into place. Ghost Story ended on a cliffhanger and this book, Side Jobs, filled in a couple of tiny plot holes. But I look forward eagerly for more in this series. It's also such a pity that the TV show based on this series got cancelled so early before it could truly reach its full stride.
  • Awesome Addition!

    5
    By MamaXray
    These short stories are great alone but as a supplement to the full Dresden Files series, it is a MUST for anyone that's spent time in the Dresdenverse! I highly recommend it!
  • A great read

    5
    By turbofish
    Any fan of the Dresden Files novels should love this collection of short stories from Jim Butcher. They are all great fun to read, but my personal favorites are Backup, The Warrior, and Aftermath. They are terrific examples of the author's great imagination, humor, and well paced, page-flipping storytelling. If you have not read any of the series' novels, it will still be a great read because Butcher explains enough of the background through his characters to not leave new readers lost... Though there will be some spoilers from the series.
  • Good book, not a great book

    3
    By Ryancw
    Enjoyable, but badly formatted and not as enjoyable as many of the other Dresden novels. Honestly, worth at at $6.99, not full price.
  • Side jobs

    5
    By wendyhandsmith
    Great short stories. It was nice to find out so much about the people in dresden life. I wish there was more.
  • Great collection

    5
    By Apnu_Karnak
    This is a great collection of stories that, for the most part, can be found in other anthologies or as stand-alone novellas. It's good to see all these collected here, and I thought Butcher's notes on each story interesting. Well worth the read and a must have for the Dresden fan, if only for the first and last stories.
  • Hooked

    5
    By Fire Ant
    I confess with some embarrassment that I had never heard of Jim Butcher or Harry Dresden until I downloaded this book. Better late than never definitely applies here...I think I've found my recreational reading for the next several months! "Side Jobs" is an excellent literary appetite stimulant. Highly recommended.
  • Another gem

    5
    By rsbolo
    The supporting cast have an opportunity to shine. Toe-mas, Murphy, and other friends (as well as some old foes) get some much needed back story.

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