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Monday, October 30, 2006

Wait, Wait, WHAT?

According to this person, there is a book in the Dresden Files that has Harry riding an undead dinosaur.

Harry Dresden rides an undead dinosaur.



Dude. The only way that could be better is if it's a nazi dinosaur too. (Or if it was resurrected and ridden by a nazi first, I'm not picky.

There's a Zombie Dinosaur.

Okay, there goes my good intentions of not getting sucked into a new series. I HAVE to read it now.

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  • At October 30, 2006 2:00 AM, Anonymous Technocracygirl said…

    It is a very good series. I recommend starting at the beginning. It's one of the few preternatural dectective series left that I'll still read. (Anita Blake is crappy p0rn now, and I think Sookie Stackhouse may be tending that way, but maybe not. Kitty is potato-chip books, but I knew that going in. And most of the rest of them are romances dressed up as supernatural detective stories, and there are only a very, very few romance books that I like.)

    And while the zombie dinosaur (book seven, BTW) is not a Nazi, there are Nazis in the book. So, see, it's fun for the whole family!

  • At October 30, 2006 2:45 AM, Blogger Zaratustra said…


    I think I know what my nanowrimo will be about.

  • At October 30, 2006 6:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The novel with the zombie dinosaur is Dead Beat, which is something like the sixth book in the series. Don't skip to it first if you're reading the rest of the series - it is quite spoilerrific.

  • At October 30, 2006 8:24 AM, Blogger Flidget Jerome said…

    A warning - Harry Dresden never meets a woman that he doesn't have to rescue at least once. I managed to get through about a book and a half before getting tired of his constantly harping on about chivalry and giving up.

  • At October 30, 2006 8:35 AM, Blogger Amy Reads said…

    Hi Kali,
    It's a really fun series, and the dinosaur scene quite smart, actually (you'll see when you read). Start at the beginning, though, as the plots tend to build on each other.
    As Flidget says, it's true that Harry has to rescue a woman at least once, but he gets rescued by women, too, so it feels like it evens out. The first book almost turned me off the series, as I felt Harry was a bit too chauvinistic/traditional male, and I read that as Jim Butcher as traditional, but really, it's just a character trait, and Harry and the series redeem themselves, again and again.

    PS Murph=one of the greatest characters ever

  • At October 30, 2006 10:42 AM, Anonymous David Lawson said…

    The only way that could be better is if it's a nazi dinosaur too.

    That was the plot of a TMNT RPG I ran back in high school.

  • At October 30, 2006 12:36 PM, Anonymous Willow said…

    Flidget Jerome:

    I think you're missing out if you stopped reading a book and a half into the series. The character evolves very nicely and his chivalrous nature is both explored as for origin and motivation, and it becomes an achilles heel that he's not always able to notice and pull back from in time.

    That's one of the things I like about the book. If the character harps on something, either someone calls him on it, calls him on bullshit, or stuff happens in his life to make him reevaluate his actions.

  • At October 30, 2006 1:10 PM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Nazi dinosaurs? SOMEbody has been channeling Beau Smith again. Heehee.

  • At October 30, 2006 9:35 PM, Blogger Bill said…

    See, this is why I think the best movie that'll never get made would be Godzilla vs. the Army of Darkness. I figure at some point, you're going to have Bruce Cambell fighting an Undead Godzilla.

    And if that's not the seed for the best movie ever, than I don't know what is.

  • At October 31, 2006 7:54 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    technocracygirl: Somehow that just makes me want to read them more.

    zaratustra: I'll read it!

    anon: :-) It'll give me something to look forward to.

    flidget: I'll keep that in mind. :-)

    amy: :-) I'll start at the beginning.

    (I may peek at the zombie scene ahead of time though. :-P)

    david: One can't go wrong with that. AND TMNT

    willow: thanks! I'll have to read and see for myself!

    sallyp: heheheh

    bill: I think I love you. :-)

  • At October 31, 2006 6:42 PM, Blogger Sinspired said…

    I'm thinking you liked Major Bummer, then. Heh.


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