COLD DAYS by Jim Butcher

Thank you Jim Butcher for writing Cold Days. Harry Dresden, alive (as opposed to being a ghost) and if not quite well at least functioning, emerges from Arctis Tor as the Winter Knight and is poised to once again save the world. Life inexorably marched on and in Harry’s absence much has changed in his city and in the people he loves.

The latest novel of the Dresden Files, Cold Days just came out on November 27th and I immediately went to Amazon to order my copy (they had the best price and it was delivered to my door less than 48 hours later). I tore the packaging open with my bare hands I was so excited.

Cold Days is a superior story and was a joy to read. This weekend I locked myself indoors on Saturday and read the whole thing in one sitting. It’s no secret that I am a fan of the Dresden Files, but I was definitely pleased with this book, which I can say with complete confidence is the best piece of writing Butcher has published to date. By turns hilarious, entertaining and poignant, Cold Days is a testament to the development of Butcher’s skill as a writer and Dresden’s growth as a wizard, and more importantly, a man. It was a masterpiece of storytelling, full of the wit and sarcasm we love in Harry Dresden and company, and surprisingly, weaved in very apt character development that was completely in line with what I would expect from these people if they were real. That’s not to say there wasn’t a surprise or two along the way, because there was indeed a twist near the end that I didn’t see coming until the very last minute. Readers, Cold Days, is your reward for still keeping faith with Butcher as he continued to write those awful Fury tales that thankfully, seem to have ceased.

With only 20 shopping days left before the big day, consider Cold Days, or any of the other Dresden Files, of which you can find a list here, for the book lover on your list this year.


And that’s my 2¢ for today.


~ by leslies2cents on December 3, 2012.

4 Responses to “COLD DAYS by Jim Butcher”

  1. i will be sharing this content with my friends for sure.

  2. nice article. i am a huge fan of your work and i’m always coming here to see what’s new. thanks.

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