Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher

Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)

HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARDLost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he's the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the "everyday" world is actually full of strange and magical things—and m...


Details Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)

TitleStorm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
ISBN9780451457813
Author
Release DateApr 1st, 2000
PublisherPenguin ROC
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Fiction, Paranormal, Magic, Supernatural, Audiobook, Science Fiction Fantasy, Crime
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Reviews Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)

  • Siria
    2008-04-27
    I'm not going to pull any punches. This book is a misogynistic piece of shit.All I knew about it before I picked it up was the very basic premise—a wizard in modern-day Chicago, who works as a sort of detective—and that it had picked up quite a cult following. I was expecting to really like it, but before I got to the end of the first chapter, my eyebrows had risen to meet my hairline. I kept reading out of some misguided expectation that thi...
  • Patrick
    2009-12-24
    I never got around to reading these books until The Name of the Wind was published. And when I first did, I was a little pissed. First person point of view. Magic based on thermodynamics. Gritty, realistic world. Arrogant wizard who doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut. It struck rather close to home.... Some people say that the first few books of this series were kinda rough. But I didn't notice anything particularly untoward about them. In ...
  • Nataliya
    2010-05-02
    Let me tell you how a wisecracking Chicago wizard-for-hire with the most rotten luck imaginable won a permanent spot in my heart, making me a devout Dresdenite.'Twas a week before USMLE Step 1, the most important test for any medical school student as it pretty much determines which medical specialty you are supposedly smart enough to pursue. Basically, the stakes were high and the stress reached the previously unknown heights. By then my poor av...
  • Jesse
    2007-06-17
    You know, the premise of this book actually sounded good. A wizard P.I., sure why not. I like wizards and I like P.I.s, so what could be the problem. The problem was I over estimated this author's abilities.The main character is like some kind of emotionally retarded uber-geek's idealized life. He lives in a basement and subbasement. He ALWAYS wears a black duster and cowboy boots (even when he's wearing sweats and a t-shirt). He has an abnormall...
  • Kat Kennedy
    2011-02-12
    The Dresden Files is one of those books that's intimidating to approach. It has a hard-core fan group that will scream its praises from the top of the roof. Usually, I would approach with extreme caution. I rarely read a series when I've been assured that it gets good after six books. When people tell me that, I simply quietly encourage them to read the Fever Series and avert eye contact.However, after a discussion regarding male readers and writ...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    2014-03-03
    2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2yOviAoReviewed by: Rabid Reads3.5 starsLover of Urban Fantasy that I am, it may come as a surprise that before now . . . I have never actually . . . read Jim Butcher . . .I KNOW. I'm such a poser.In my defense, I haven't had much luck with male authors in the genre, and come on . . . we're up to what? FIFTEEN installments, with the SIXTEENTH already in the works, so yeah--DAUNTING. Cut me some slack. ...
  • Lyn
    2015-08-31
    Urban fantasy is a sub-genre that I have been very much enjoying for a few of years and Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden series usually tops the lists of readers’ favorites and it has proven wildly popular.For good reason.Butcher first published Storm Front in 2000 and it was in this first edition that Butcher introduced readers to Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden, Wizard. Butcher describes his protagonist as a kind of occult private investiga...
  • Bill Kerwin
    2010-08-03
    The first volume in the Dresden Files series introduces us to our hero, Harry Dresden, a wizard who is also a private investigator and police consultant. It is written in a breezy, colloquial style that makes you want to keep reading, but except for a few interesting magical twists on the private dick genre (e.g., Harry's tipster is a faery, lured with a bowl of milk and honey and confined within a magic circle until Harry gets the information he...
  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    2014-11-13
    Unexpected BR with my girls Robin & Shelly. And some other people. But I have no idea who they are. I'm sure they're lovely. Then again they might not be. Oh well. It wouldn't make any difference if they were. I'm a total BR slut anyway.→ Robin wants it known that she didn't recommend this to me. I wonder why. (view spoiler)[Your bad Robin. See how well this went?:P (hide spoiler)]►► Pointless review #2586 coming right up! ◄◄Ladies & ge...
  • Markus
    2014-07-30
    "My name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Conjure by it at your own risk. I'm a wizard. I work out of an office in midtown Chicago. As far as I know, I'm the only openly practicing professional wizard in the country. You can find me in the yellow pages, under 'Wizards.' Believe it or not, I'm the only one there."Harry Dresden is Chicago’s only wizard. One day he is contacted by a nervous woman who wants him to investigate the mysterious...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    2009-09-23
    Okay, some who have looked at my other reviews will immediately note I gave this book 5 stars which I noted earlier I save for very special books. I plan to give the Dresden books (so far anyway) 5 stars. Why? Well while they are not Dumas or Dickens (but then again...I'm not sure I'd regularly be giving Dickens 5 stars, how much Dickens can we all really take anyway???) these are wonderful absorbing reads. Special Books.I won't be giving a long ...
  • Amber
    2012-12-17
    This book was terrible. The kind of terrible where I had to force myself to read the last half in a day just so I could be done reading it. The kind of terrible that made me reevaluate all the ratings of books I have previously given because I remembered what type of book I save one star ratings for. The kind of terrible where I roll my eyes at least once per page. The kind of terrible where I literally throw the book across the room when I'm don...
  • Hannah Greendale
    2015-05-24
    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    2015-03-25
    Sale Alert Books 1-6 together for $7.99 on 29Nov17 on AmazonThe buddy with a few of my friends at Buddies Books and BaublesHarry Dresden is not your sauvé hero type, he has trouble with money, women, demons and keeping his clothing on. But he does have actual business cards.Actually the clothing problem seemed almost worse then than some of his other dilemmas. You try fighting evil naked or in sweats and cowboy boots and see how well you fair. H...
  • TS Chan
    2015-04-29
    This is an updated review. My name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Conjure by it at your own risk. When things get strange, when what goes bump in the night flicks on the lights, when no one else can help you, give me a call. I'm in the book. Harry Dresden is a wizard living in modern Chicago who works as a private investigator for all things supernatural or paranormal. He wears a black duster coat, carries a staff (well, a blasting rod ...
  • Brooke
    2007-06-12
    Earlier this year, I greatly enjoyed the first season of the Sci Fi Channel's The Dresden Files. It certainly wasn't Buffy or X-Files caliber, as far as paranormal television goes, but it was great escapism fun with some interesting characters. As I'm likely to do after discovering that something I watched and enjoyed was based on a book, I went out and got the first book in the series.I read the 300-pages of Storm Front in less than 24 hours, an...
  • Will M.
    2014-06-16
    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is a wizard. He is also a detective, and he's best at what he does. When a suspicious magic related murder occurred, the Chicago P.D. comes to him for answers. Aside from that though, he also has other personal cases at hand. My very first Urban Fantasy novel. I've been wanting to read this for months now, and I'm glad that I finally did. Crime/Detective-Fantasy is something new to me, but not anymore. Two of ...
  • Justin
    2014-12-22
    March 2017 Review:This is now my third time through Storm Front, and while my rating is holding tight at three stars, I enjoyed it more this time thanks to Spike from Buffy and Angel reading it to me. That guy nails Harry Dresden's character and breathes new life into him. His carefree "whatever yeah here I'm reading the book, alright?" tone was awesome. It made the story so much better. It also made me realize how one of the only adjectives Butc...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    2012-12-20
    Dear Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden, First of all, the audiobook edition of this story is freaking incredible. James Marsters could recite the dictionary and I'd be hanging on his every word, but combine that voice with the awesome writing of Jim Butcher and I'm in heaven, I'm simply in HEAVEN! The "first book info dump" wasn't too bad here. I easily kept up with the world-building and I loved what the author created. I loved everything abo...
  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    2017-01-18
    Urban fantasy about a modern day wizard who acts as a consultant for the Chicago police. Candy in book form but I enjoyed it. The narrator for the audio book managed to sound world weary and dour the entire time, which was actually rather impressive.My favorite part is when Bob, the spirit of intellect that Harry keeps around as a sort of wizard computer/database, advised using tequila as the base for a love potion. Harry argues for the more trad...
  • Conor
    2014-06-06
    Storm Front is the first book in Jim Butcher’s genre-defining Urban Fantasy series ‘The Dresden Files’. Despite being the first in a 15 book series Storm Front was surprisingly easy to get into and even worked well as a standalone story. This was my first time reading Urban Fantasy and I found it to be an enjoyable read with a funny, likeable protagonist, fast placed plot filled with plenty of twists and turns and an extensive cast of diver...
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    2008-10-31
    Harry Dresden is a wizard for hire. His advert even says so. Enter a very interesting character in the urban fantasy genre. Having grown up in the Chicago area, it's very cool to see this fine city through the eyes of an interesting guy like Harry. In some respects, he's a very normal guy. However he truly is a wizard. He inherited his magical abilities from his deceased mother, and makes a living at it. Helping people. He also works for the Poli...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    2014-07-10
    3.5 stars. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:Storm Front has been on my TBR list for ages, but I’ve dawdled in picking it up, given the many disappointed to mildly encouraging reviews for this first book in the DRESDEN FILES series, a mix of urban fantasy and the noir detective genre. A lot of fans of this series say it really only picks up with the 4th book, Summer Knight. (I tried reading Summer Knight out of order last year, a...
  • Emma
    2014-06-15
    I am a fan of this series. I haven't caught up yet- I think the next I will be reading is Cold Days. Many of my goodread friends are also Harry Dresden fans and there seems to be a general acknowledgement that the first three books are good but the series gets better over time. I've always agreed with that. Then audible had an offer on Stormfront and as I had heard good stuff about the narrator for this series, I jumped in for a reread.Well- this...
  • Laurel
    2011-03-02
    Hot damn, that was a fun read! I know full well the reason I've been avoiding the series was that I would get hooked, and have even more books on my to-read shelf, but I just can't help it! Dresden is a sarcastic, bitter, tongue in cheek rogue that would make Han Solo proud. The plot moves quickly, the action is imaginative, and the humor puts the perfect cherry on top. What a great character!
  • Lindsey Rey
    2014-04-09
    I enjoyed this way more than I was expecting! I cannot wait to get my hands on the next one.
  • StoryTellerShannon
    2011-11-17
    This is a revised review as of 4/14/2013. Several of the images were off Google Image detailing the graphic novel for visual impact but this is an actual review of the novel. Tale focuses on a man, well, not just a man, but, a wizard in current day Chicago who uses his magical powers to solve mysteries. Most of them focus on the supernatural and there's a whole underbelly of mythical creatures which mortals are mostly unaware of . .. vampires, we...
  • Fey
    2010-03-16
    Decided to try this series, as I keep hearing 'Dresden files' everywhere for some reason, and apparently it's even a tv series? I couldn't let an urban fantasy get so popular without knowing what its about! There are many mixed reviews about this, some love it and some hate it. But I am suprised at the negative reviews, as many complaints could be raised against the genre as a whole, but if you pick up an urban fantasy book - don't you know what ...
  • Ashley
    2009-04-05
    Originally rated three stars.March 2016: If you follow me at all closely here on Goodreads, you'll probably know how much I love The Dresden Files, but that I initially didn't like it very much, to the point where I gave up after reading book three way back in 2009. I just didn't think the series was for me. That I thought that at the time is alternately hilarious and horrifying. I almost didn't pick this series back up, and so I almost missed ou...
  • Sh3lly ☽ escaping in books is my reality ☽
    2013-11-07
    3.5 starsHarry is a struggling wizard/investigator. Everything seems to go wrong for him. He can't even have a normal date without frog demons showing up trying to eat them all. He does side work for the police - and none of them really believe anything he says either. His wizard brethren want him dead as well. Let's just say we should assume no one likes Harry in this book. Except his big old cat, Mister, who eats steak sandwiches and hides his ...