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#11  alansplace 09-17-2011, 12:28 PM
started re-reading storm front last night. enjoying it immensely.
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#12  jgaiser 09-17-2011, 01:26 PM
Just starting "Grave Peril". Enjoyed the first two.

Now Karrin... I see her as a cop trying to prove herself and a bit pissed at Harry for not taking her into his confidence. Actually I kinda like her. Gutsy broad (in the nicest sense )
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#13  phenomshel 09-17-2011, 01:35 PM
You'll get used to Karrin, really....
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#14  alansplace 09-17-2011, 01:57 PM
Quote jgaiser
Just starting "Grave Peril". Enjoyed the first two.

Now Karrin... I see her as a cop trying to prove herself and a bit pissed at Harry for not taking her into his confidence. Actually I kinda like her. Gutsy broad (in the nicest sense )
Quote phenomshel
You'll get used to Karrin, really....
i've said this in earlier posts in other threads, but i think that here and now it is worth repeating.

over the chronology span of the short story volume 'side jobs' and the 13 published dresden files novels, the main characters all change as they age and mature, as we all do in real life.
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#15  zespectre 09-17-2011, 02:00 PM
I discovered the Harry Dresden series by accidentally picking up Summer Knight late 2002 or early 2003. When I finished the book and realized there were others I went back to the first one and have been reading ever since.

Now for the somewhat amusing "hey isn't that strange" part.

From 1999 to 2001 I was a "volunteer warden" and used to give walking tours of a small wildlife preserve/animal shelter. Often in the fall the weather was less than hospitable so I used to dress for wet and slippery trails with a rainproof hat, coat, and a beautiful carved walking stick that a friend and fellow hiker gave me years before.

In short, this was me on a tour about three years before I'd ever heard of Jim Butcher or "Harry Dresden".

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Just as a note, the carved staff has a "compass rose" symbol carved into the top by my friend (it's hidden under my hand). He also filled in carving with glow-paint so in faint light the compass glows slightly...it's pretty neat.
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#16  Nyssa 09-17-2011, 02:27 PM
Quote alansplace
i've said this in earlier posts in other threads, but i think that here and now it is worth repeating.

over the chronology span of the short story volume 'side jobs' and the 13 published dresden files novels, the main characters all change as they age and mature, as we all do in real life.
Yeah, I know. You did say she would grow/change/mature. She is obviously a good cop, maybe even a great one. My issue with her, however, is that she does not give what she expects demands to receive. She goes to him, pulls him into these situations that she damn well knows she can not handle on her own without his help and expertise, then she tries to dictate the situation making demands and preventing him from doing his best work. If she wants Harry to be able to trust her enough to bring her in, then she has to trust him enough to do what he needs to do instead of flying off the handle, putting Harry and herself in more danger, unnecessarily. It just annoys me to no end (as you can tell ). The scorpion scene I described in the other thread is a prime example.

Quote Nyssa
Murphy has made me grumble to myself on more than one occasion. I remember almost yelling "Are you kidding me!?!" while reading Storm Front, when:
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She gets attacked by the scorpion in his office, and as he gets down to check on her she handcuffs him!

What is it with her handcuffing or arresting him at the worst possible moments?
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#17  alansplace 09-17-2011, 03:38 PM
Quote Nyssa
Yeah, I know. You did say she would grow/change/mature. She is obviously a good cop, maybe even a great one. My issue with her, however, is that she does not give what she expects demands to receive. She goes to him, pulls him into these situations that she damn well knows she can not handle on her own without his help and expertise, then she tries to dictate the situation making demands and preventing him from doing his beat work. If she wants Harry to be able to trust her enough to bring her in, then she has to trust him enough to do what he needs to do instead of flying off the handle, putting Harry and herself in more danger, unnecessarily. It just annoys me to no end (as you can tell ). The scorpion scene I described in the other thread is a prime example.
i agree wholeheartedly. i guess you could say, from your point of view, that she has lots of room to grow.
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#18  Nyssa 09-17-2011, 03:55 PM
Yes, and I am very happy to hear that they will get there, or at least close to it.
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#19  alansplace 09-17-2011, 06:42 PM
Quote Nyssa
Yes, and I am very happy to hear that they will get there, or at least close to it.
most likely everyone doesn't end up going where you'd like them to.

on another note concerning the tv series, morgan is going to be a bit of a surprise and the actress valerie cruz [connie murphy] originally tried out for the role of susan rodriguez [who becomes quite important in the novels] in the pilot episode that became [highly cut down] episode 8, storm front.
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#20  alansplace 09-18-2011, 12:08 PM
wallpaper for you...
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