Side Jobs - Jim Butcher

Side Jobs

By Jim Butcher

  • Release Date: 2010-10-26
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
From 575 Ratings


With tales ranging from the deadly serious to the absurdly hilarious—including an original story for this volume—Side Jobs is a must-have collection for every devoted Harry Dresden fan.

As Chicago’s only professional wizard, Harry Dresden has had cases that have pitted him against insane necromancers, power-hungry faerie queens, enigmatic dark wizards, fallen angels—pretty much a “who’s who” of hell and beyond—with the stakes in each case ranging from a lone human soul to the entire human race. But not every adventure Harry Dresden undertakes is an epic tale of life and death in a world on the edge of annihilation.

Here, together for the first time in paperback, are the shorter works of #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher—a compendium of cases that Harry and his cadre of allies managed to close in record time.

“One of the giants of urban fantasy…delivers some great stories in this volume…This is a great collection, featuring a hero who's proven himself over and over again, as well as delving into the odd corners of his fascinating and fantastic world. Highly recommended.”—SFRevu


  • Jim Butcher

    By Lu 21
    Ok ! When is the new book coming out ?
  • I like it

    By Mcb76
    Normally i dont like short story collections but i to say i like this a great deal. It is well written and gives some interesting filler on the rest of the characters in his dresden stories. Looking forward to the next book in the dresden series.
  • Insanely addictive

    By Tansterman
    The entire series is written with a pacing that keeps one from putting the books down. And instead of just a single plot line, there are usually two or three which sometimes weave together into a single close-fitting thread where one marvels at how well they mesh. Or not, depending on the book. It's best to read the entire series in order to get a grasp of how each book slots into place. Ghost Story ended on a cliffhanger and this book, Side Jobs, filled in a couple of tiny plot holes. But I look forward eagerly for more in this series. It's also such a pity that the TV show based on this series got cancelled so early before it could truly reach its full stride.
  • Awesome Addition!

    By MamaXray
    These short stories are great alone but as a supplement to the full Dresden Files series, it is a MUST for anyone that's spent time in the Dresdenverse! I highly recommend it!
  • A great read

    By turbofish
    Any fan of the Dresden Files novels should love this collection of short stories from Jim Butcher. They are all great fun to read, but my personal favorites are Backup, The Warrior, and Aftermath. They are terrific examples of the author's great imagination, humor, and well paced, page-flipping storytelling. If you have not read any of the series' novels, it will still be a great read because Butcher explains enough of the background through his characters to not leave new readers lost... Though there will be some spoilers from the series.
  • Good book, not a great book

    By Ryancw
    Enjoyable, but badly formatted and not as enjoyable as many of the other Dresden novels. Honestly, worth at at $6.99, not full price.
  • Side jobs

    By wendyhandsmith
    Great short stories. It was nice to find out so much about the people in dresden life. I wish there was more.
  • Great collection

    By Apnu_Karnak
    This is a great collection of stories that, for the most part, can be found in other anthologies or as stand-alone novellas. It's good to see all these collected here, and I thought Butcher's notes on each story interesting. Well worth the read and a must have for the Dresden fan, if only for the first and last stories.
  • Hooked

    By Fire Ant
    I confess with some embarrassment that I had never heard of Jim Butcher or Harry Dresden until I downloaded this book. Better late than never definitely applies here...I think I've found my recreational reading for the next several months! "Side Jobs" is an excellent literary appetite stimulant. Highly recommended.
  • Another gem

    By rsbolo
    The supporting cast have an opportunity to shine. Toe-mas, Murphy, and other friends (as well as some old foes) get some much needed back story.