Backup

Backup Let s get something clear right up front I m not Harry Dresden Harry s a wizard A genuine honest to goodness wizard He s Gandalf on crack and an IV of Red Bull with a big leather coat and a revol

  • Title: Backup
  • Author: Jim Butcher Mike Mignola
  • ISBN: 9781596061828
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Let s get something clear right up front I m not Harry Dresden Harry s a wizard A genuine, honest to goodness wizard He s Gandalf on crack and an IV of Red Bull, with a big leather coat and a.44 revolver in his pocket He ll spit in the eye of gods and demons alike if he thinks it needs to be done, and to hell with the consequences and yet somehow my little brother mLet s get something clear right up front I m not Harry Dresden Harry s a wizard A genuine, honest to goodness wizard He s Gandalf on crack and an IV of Red Bull, with a big leather coat and a.44 revolver in his pocket He ll spit in the eye of gods and demons alike if he thinks it needs to be done, and to hell with the consequences and yet somehow my little brother manages to remain a decent human being I ll be damned if I know how But then, I ll be damned regardless My name is Thomas Raith, and I m a monster So begins Backup a twelve thousand word novelette set in Jim Butcher s ultra popular Dresden Files series This time Harry s in trouble he knows nothing about, and it s up to his big brother Thomas to track him down and solve those little life threatening difficulties without his little brother even noticing.Also in Side Jobs.

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    1. Jim Butcher Mike Mignola

      Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and a new steampunk series, the Cinder Spires His resume includes a laundry list of skills which were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly An avid gamer, he plays tabletop games in varying systems, a variety of video games on PC and console, and LARPs whenever he can make time for it Jim currently resides mostly inside his own head, but his head can generally be found in his home town of Independence, Missouri.Jim goes by the moniker Longshot in a number of online locales He came by this name in the early 1990 s when he decided he would become a published author Usually only 3 in 1000 who make such an attempt actually manage to become published of those, only 1 in 10 make enough money to call it a living The sale of a second series was the breakthrough that let him beat the long odds against attaining a career as a novelist.All the same, he refuses to change his nickname.

    776 thoughts on “Backup”

    1. In what is easily the best short fiction Butcher has penned for The Dresden Files, "Backup" gives us our first taste of what Harry's world looks like from outside his limited first-person narration. Instead, our guide is Harry's half-brother, the White Court vampire Thomas Raith. Butcher takes full advantage of the opportunity--in addition to giving us insight into how Thomas sees the world and making us privy to certain supernatural information Thomas must keep secret from his little brother, B [...]


    2. Told from the persepctive of Harry's brother, Thomas, this short novella is a nice chance of pace for "The Dresden Files." While it won't be essential to read it to enjoy the on-going storylines about Dresden, it does give readers some new insight into Thomas. Also, the concept of having a story in the universe told from a different point of view is interestind and Jim Butcher really runs with the concept.Now I'd love to see a novella told by Karin Murphy.


    3. 40 minutes. 40 minutes is how long it took me to read this "book". It's supposedly a novella, but it's barely a short story. The last page of the book is #70, but it starts on page 7 and has blank pages and pictures. I spent 1.5 minutes counting the number of pages with text. There were 56 pages with words. I still had time leftover on my 45 minute recumbent bike ride at the gym when I was done reading the story and counting pages.I did enjoy the short story, but I would have really felt ripped [...]




    4. I thought this would be a great read. I was mistaken.This novella/short story is based in the Dresden universe, but it narrated, and is focused on, Harry's vampire half-brother, Thomas Raith. Sure, you get an insight into how Thomas thinks and feels. However, his description of the demon within? Just too Buffy-like for my tastes. And the entire story? Kinda lame.The worst offence, however, was on the last page: three times in two sentences, "altar", as in sacrificial altar, was misspelled "alter [...]


    5. Harry Dresden's brother Thomas is a Vampire with a demon inside him. When he gets wind of a mission from his evil sister with Harry's life in danger, Thomas goes to try to warn him of the danger. But will he succeed? Find out and see for yourself.This was a pretty good novella that introduced me to the Harry Dresden files series and I look forward to reading the rest of the series. Definitely check this book out. You'll enjoy this 70 page read. It also featured some well done illustrations from [...]


    6. A shift in POV from Harry to Thomas takes us on a short journey into Thomas' world and an ancient evil that threatens to be woken up. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy it, but rather,it just wasn't my Dresden cup of tea. I've been spoiled with Harry's POV for more than ten books now and to be honest, I'm not sure I want another :)I appreciate what the idea was here, and I appreciate a glimpse into the Sisters and the Oblivion War, but I most appreciate the original storyline.


    7. Anyone who loves Harry Dresden has to read this. It's not about Harry, it's all about his brother Thomas, but Butcher has set up a brilliant Gaiman-esque premise here. What happens to the old gods if they are not remembered? What if there was a war to make people forget, thus render powerless, the bad guys? And who wouldn't love a pseudo-gay vampiric hairdresser anyway?


    8. Please note: This novelette is also part of the anthology Side Jobs, which is where I read it.My Thoughts: Like the fun short story "Even Hand", this story is not told from Harry's point of view. Instead, we hear from Thomas. This is a very important story. In it we learn more about Thomas and the White Court, and about the existence of the Venatori and the Oblivion War. We also get a glimpse into Justine, which provides a bit more information about the reactions she had to Marcone, and why Marc [...]


    9. If you like the Dresden Files then you'll enjoy this. I did. It's short. Takes no time to read. Some fans have said they would have felt ripped off if they'd paid full price for it. Strange criticism. It's easy to find out how long the book is, whether you buy it at a bookstore or online. Butcher is a vivid writer, who wants to keep you interested and the tale moving. He does so consistently, and that's all in evidence here. His trademark humor is present as well. One complaint I read was that t [...]


    10. This is a novella. Or at least I'd call it such. 70 pages. This is told from the POV of Thomas, Harry's older half brother. It is an interesting insight since it allows Butcher a chance to show how ever present the Hunger is. There is a some humor in it but not a lot. Thomas seems intensely lonely, even lonelier than Harry in many ways. He can't have access to the woman he loves without personal harm, he can't trust his older sister Lara, he can't hang around Harry as much as either would like f [...]


    11. It was nice seeing the Dresden world from an alternate viewpoint, but I did feel like Thomas' voice wasn't all that different from Harry's. Perhaps in a regular-length novel, Butcher would have more time to develop a different feel. I still enjoyed this short story, and wouldn't mind getting to hear from other Dresden characters in between the larger novels.


    12. 12,000 word, 70 page novelette. It took me 20 minutes to read. So I read it again, savoring the artwork. I borrowed my copy from the library. If I had paid the $20 cover price for it, I may have given it one less star and a bit of a rant. In this case, I'll just say, thank God for libraries!


    13. Harry Dresden's half brother Thomas Raith has to help Harry on his latest case without him knowing or a demon will be loosed on the world. Good stuff but really short and awfully pricey.


    14. I've been looking for this as a reasonable price, and I finally lucked into a copy. The thing is that this is really a short story, an enjoyable one, but not a novella.With the above did I just set the record for a run sentence? I think it's grammatically correct.The story, as stated in Butcher's preface centers on Harry Dresden's half-brother Thomas and the Oblivion War, which Butcher says he has mentioned before (but I certainly don't recall it). Thomas is one of the good guys in this ongoing [...]


    15. 4-4.5 starsThis was a really good short story. It's from Thomas' PoV and it ends up Thomas has more going on than we realize. He's one of a small amount of warriors that is fighting a secret war called the Oblivion wars. Thomas finds out that Harry has been tricked into helping the wrong side and since secrecy is a top priority, Thomas has to foil the bad guy's plans without tipping off Harry to what's going on. It was a rather intriguing and interesting story.


    16. Reading this as a stand-alone book reminds me of everything I like about The Dresden Files - the attention to detail where the author had to learn something, the maintenance of a somewhat involved continuity, the humour, the suspense, and the deeply moral core."Dumb" reading for smart people because it only seems dumb.



    17. A novelette written from the perspective of Harry Dresden's half-brother, Thomas Raith, provides a good insight into the internal struggles that Thomas faces in keeping his monsterous hunger restrained.


    18. Having read the first Dresden book - Storm Front - and having seen the TV show for it's brief run, I am familiar with the setting/characters in the "Dresdenverse", as someone so aptly called it.The best I can say about this little novella is that if you are a fan of the series, you'll enjoy it for the different angle on an event you're already familiar with. If you're collecting the series, it *might* even be worth the exorbitant cover price to own it.For everyone else - borrow it from the libra [...]


    19. This is my favorite of the Dresden stories. This novella is narrated by Thomas, not Harry, and it's pretty funny. It does absolutely nothing to advance any major storyline of the series, although it does introduce an ongoing "war" that may become of importance later. That said, Thomas' voice is great, and the writing is pretty funny. As far as the whole Dresden series goes, it's worth a gander if you like that whole fantasy thing. I'm not much into fantasy, but I like how this brings that concei [...]


    20. This 12,000 word, 70 page novelette is an incredibly quick read, but if you're as hopelessly addicted toJim Butcher's Dresden Files series as I am, you'll love this book.Unlike the other Dresden novels, Harry barely appears at all in this story, having a scant sentence or two of dialog through the entire thing. The action centers around Thomas, Harry's brother, and a vampire of the white court.This is exactly the kind of non stop no holds barred fantasy romp filled with magic and things that go [...]


    21. This is a short story in the Dresden Files series based on the point-of-view of Harry's brother, Thomas. Thomas discovers that Harry is in trouble and knows nothing about it. So, Thomas must track Harry down with the help of Bob, the skull.The story is very short and fast paced. Thomas is one of my favorite characters in the series. It's nice to find out how he really feels about his vampire family and about his little brother, Harry. We also discover how hard it is for Thomas to control the hun [...]


    22. Too short. Just too damn short. I liked the story itself. I thought that the plot was interesting and gave Thomas's character more depth. However, there was enough meat there that this felt like the seed for a full-length novel and Butcher was afraid to break free and give Thomas a thorough chance, rather than a deliberately planned novella. The tone was different enough for the reader to know it wasn't Harry's "voice" telling the story, but it was awfully close. Not Butcher's best work, but not [...]


    23. A short story in the Dresden Files series that while has the main character in it, is told from his half brother's point of view. I enjoyed having a story with the main character being Thomas. It's a really quick read, great for someone who has read the series but doesn't have much time to delve back into it. I loved it, but I am a huge fan of the series. If you're just starting out read book one, but if you are familiar with the series definitely look this one up.


    24. 2 1/2 starsHmmm I cant really say that this novella will add any more insight into the Dresden World than you would already have if you have read up to book 10. In fact it almost had the opposite effect on me.This story was told from Thomas’s viewpoint and he displayed unexpected borderline hero worship when describing Dresden, which was a little inconsistent with how I’ve pictured Thomas in my head. So this was an easy way to fill an hour but ultimately an unnecessary read.


    25. It was a lot of fun to read, but extremely short! I think it only took about 45 minutes read it, and that is saying a lot when you have four little kids running under your feet. Thomas is the one telling this story, and I really enjoyed seeing everything from his perspective. Very entertaining! Keep 'em coming!


    26. The worst thing I can say about Backup is that it was far too short. Butcher could have easily expanded this into a novel and made it a book of the Dresden Files in its own right and it would have been perfect.


    27. I have always ben intrigued by Thomas in the Drsden File Novels. I like how Mr. Butcher lets us experience Thomas in this first person. His taste in music is awesome. The story was lively, fun, and humerous.


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