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How long until the withdrawal hits? *twitch*

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 08:56 AM

After much umh'ing and ahh'ing (see here) I finally got Storm Front a couple of months ago... followed by Fool Moon. Followed by Grave Peril. Followed by... Followed by...

Suffice it to say that my life has been a glorious back-to-back dresdencrack fuelled high up until this morning when I finished Ghost Story...

Bloody hell, what a ride!! I can't believe I waited so long before getting hooked started...

This is my post saying thank you and asking just how bad is the withdrawal going to be?

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 12:25 PM

Withdrawal is terrible, but you can stave it off by finding the short story collection _Side Jobs_, and then embarking on a reread. It's not quite the same (and it deepens the addiction), but it'll help you through the worst.
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 04:54 PM

View PostUseOfWeapons, on 15 December 2011 - 12:25 PM, said:

Withdrawal is terrible, but you can stave it off by finding the short story collection _Side Jobs_, and then embarking on a reread. It's not quite the same (and it deepens the addiction), but it'll help you through the worst.

Definitely Side Jobs. Also track down his original graphic novel, Welcome to the Jungle. But after that, you're screwed. Sorry.
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:07 AM

You took the route that I did so Im esp qualified to say that your fucked as far as withdrawals go... I cried after Ghost Story and reading 13 Dresden books back to back to not having the next one in my hands till this next yr.

You can aliveate some symptoms though by reading his other 6 book series Codex Alera! It is quite brillant in its own right.
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 08:39 PM

View PostVetseun, on 15 December 2011 - 08:56 AM, said:

...This is my post saying thank you and asking just how bad is the withdrawal going to be?



You're welcome.

By which i mean welcome to dresdencrack withdrawal hell alongside the rest of us.


You can defray the convulsions somewhat by tracking down EVEN HAND, a Marcone short story that (shamefully) wasn't included in SIDE JOBS.

I think the GNs of STORM FRONT and FOOL MOON are now complete, tho i myself have only aquired WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE which was good fun and a decent dresdenfix.

I DO NOT recomend the tv series. Spare yourself the frustration.

You can also go the CODEX ALERA route, which, while very different, is eminently Butcher'esque and totally enjoyable (once you get past the middling first book).


I'd also suggest Mike Carey's five book FELIX CASTOR series, which i have described elsethread as methodone for the dresdencrack addict, and Richard Morgan's three TAKASHI KOVACS books, which are sf and ultraviolent but have a similarly irreverant first person narrator and are brilliant, imnsho.
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 09:50 PM

View PostAbyss, on 21 December 2011 - 08:39 PM, said:

You can defray the convulsions somewhat by tracking down EVEN HAND, a Marcone short story that (shamefully) wasn't included in SIDE JOBS.

There's also "Curses", which can be found in Ellen Datlow's Naked City anthology.
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