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Simeons Rapid Ascent into Crackdom Of the Dresden kind, obv.

#21 User is offline   Tiste Simeon 

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:59 PM

Yeah that was great, am now about 3/4 through Death Masks - really hurtling through now, the pace just keeps getting better! Our hero is currently captive of Nicodemus and his medusa daughter/slightly worrying kiss-and-possibly-more-partner...
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:10 PM

View PostEnd of Disc One, on 28 July 2012 - 11:59 PM, said:

Introducing Michael was probably what sold me on the series. Before him I didn't care about any side characters.


While i had started to like Murphy even then, the intro of Michael in bk 3 with the VW race to stop the ghost and the dialogue between him and Harry
("Christ, could this get any worse?"
"I've asked you not to swear!"
"Sorry.... Fuck, could this get any worse?")

...is probably the moment i started to love this series.

View PostTiste Simeon, on 30 July 2012 - 08:33 AM, said:

...Anyways, oh my what an ending to book three! Intense! Have started book 4 (will consider a pause once I reach the end of it) and Harry has just entered the Undertown with Billy the Werewolf. It definitely keeps me wanting to keep reading!
...


The ending to book four ("I DON'T BELIEVE IN FAERIES!" followed by "For the Pizza Lord.... CHARGE!!!!") is the moment the series moved from 'great' to 'i FRIKKIN LOVE THESE BOOKS".


View PostTiste Simeon, on 03 August 2012 - 12:59 PM, said:

Yeah that was great, am now about 3/4 through Death Masks - really hurtling through now, the pace just keeps getting better! Our hero is currently captive of Nicodemus and his medusa daughter/slightly worrying kiss-and-possibly-more-partner...


Do yourself a favour... when it gets to the end, plan to close the door, turn off the phone and read the last 70 or so pages without interruption.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:25 PM

Yeah, DEATH MASKS just rules. As one of my two fave in the whole series (the other being PROVEN GUILTY), the introduction of something as evil and yet cool as the Order Of the Blackened Denarius just had that plot singing from page one...and I think the ONLY other intro / idea in the series to rival it was Ivy.

Abyss is right, shut the door and read that last 70 pages in one go.

Damn. I wants me some COLD DAYS now!
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:42 PM

DEATH MASKS is my second fave after DEAD BEAT. I'm such a sucker for a big finish and Butcher does those so very very well.
And yeah, COLD DAYS can't get here soon enough.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:26 PM

Death Masks is a mid to upper level book for me. I thought it was mostly awesome but was disappointed
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:50 PM

View PostEnd of Disc One, on 03 August 2012 - 03:26 PM, said:

Death Masks is a mid to upper level book for me. I thought it was mostly awesome but was disappointed
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I just re-read it and don't remember being disappointed with anything. Could you spoiler it and be specific?
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:59 PM

View PostEddie Dean, on 03 August 2012 - 06:50 PM, said:

View PostEnd of Disc One, on 03 August 2012 - 03:26 PM, said:

Death Masks is a mid to upper level book for me. I thought it was mostly awesome but was disappointed when the
Spoiler



I just re-read it and don't remember being disappointed with anything. Could you spoiler it and be specific?


I think he means
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Incidentally, Disc One, you should really have spoiled that anyways - that the
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is itself a spoiler, especially given how this thread was stated and frequented by someone who is still not done reading it.

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View Postworrywort, on 14 September 2012 - 08:07 PM, said:

I kinda love it when D'rek unleashes her nerd wrath, as I knew she would here. Sorry innocent bystanders, but someone's gotta be the kindling.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:01 PM

Not really a spoiler but
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:18 PM

Okay, I gotcha. I guess I never thought about it the same way.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:42 PM

Yo, I heard Mexico is about to legalize ALL Dresdencrack. Get out your wallets.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:56 PM

So yeah without realising it I finished the book in one fell swoop despite wishing to go to bed ages ago... Worth it!!
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:56 AM

View PostTiste Simeon, on 03 August 2012 - 10:56 PM, said:

So yeah without realising it I finished the book in one fell swoop despite wishing to go to bed ages ago... Worth it!!


I think that happened to me with every Dresden book from 3 on. Dresdencrack is a hell of a drug.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:07 PM

Having read Vignettes, which was a delightful little dialogue, I now start Blood Rites - not feeling the need to stop! :p
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:01 AM

I read them all through in one go the first time through. You couldn't have made me stop.
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:54 PM

View PostTiste Simeon, on 03 August 2012 - 10:56 PM, said:

So yeah without realising it I finished the book in one fell swoop despite wishing to go to bed ages ago... Worth it!!



I will caution you, in case you haven't already figured this out. Do not take Dresden books into the bathroom with you. If you do you will realize that 45 minutes have passed, your ass fell asleep and you forgot to wipe.
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:34 PM

see also: "Fuck me it's 4am.... just one more chapter...."
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:04 PM

Wake up for work, sneeze. Aw fuck, I'm really sick. All day Dresden baby!
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:34 PM

Wait a minute, there's a graphic novel AND a short story collection AND two more novels plus the 10 before? I really really have to get out of this cave and become vegan.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:16 AM

View PostOtataral Toblakai, on 10 August 2012 - 07:34 PM, said:

Wait a minute, there's a graphic novel AND a short story collection AND two more novels plus the 10 before? I really really have to get out of this cave and become vegan.


...three graphic novels if you count the adaptations of Storm Front and Fool Moon.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 06:53 PM

Am on White Night. Man I love these books so much & the more I read the more I appreciate the style of storytelling & the great humour weaved throughout. Just read the line "dammit Harry, ignore your penis before it gets you killed" and splurted tea everywhere!

Favourite bits: Mouse; the whole Lasciel story, I just know that is going to come to an explosive head at some point; anything with Michael in...

I could go on but I am missing out on reading time!
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