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Hounded by Kevin Hearne
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Oct 04, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: awesome-books

Here's the thing... my favorite series ... of all ... is Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. Yes, he beats out Hitchhiker's Guide... and Lee Child's Reacher novels, Evanovich's Plum wackiness.

Dresden beat them all in my book...or, er, the books all beat them out in my book, ... er,not my books, like the ones I wrote ... but...

Never mind that.

Anyway, the problem with Dresden is Butcher can't crank them out as fast as I can read them. So what to do between Dresden books? Well, there's Child, Evanovich, Adams and all of them, but still, I start going into Dresden withdrawal.

And then I discovered Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles.

Stop, I know what you're going to say. "iron druid," yeah, pretty bad.

But the books are awesome, like Dresden, but not like Dresden. There are so many comparisons, like snarkiness, cool special effects (well, in a book way), fun likable characters, a cool dog, sexy sidekick ...

Some people might be bugged that they are too similar, but it works for me. They are just awesome.

Get all three: Hexed, Hounded, Hammered, and whatever future book he writes!


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October 4, 2011 – Shelved as: awesome-books
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Willow Thanks! I am in the same boat when it comes to butcher so hopefully this will be a good fix.

Norm If you like/love Butcher, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Fortunately, I have a bad memory, so if it the withdrawal gets too bad, I just go back and re-read one of Butcher's books. I don't do that for many authors.

As to Hearnes' books, if you're into autographed books, go to his website where he recommends a bookstore (a Barnes & Noble, I think)that carries autographed copies of his books.

Willow wrote: "Thanks! I am in the same boat when it comes to butcher so hopefully this will be a good fix."

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