This first book was... um... a drossy pile of scummy dross. Well, mostly. I couldn't figure out what everybody was so excited about, but I dutifully read it because a friend loved it SO MUCH. Then this same friend badgered me into reading the next one, and the next, and then it was like crack and I couldn't stop and I just kept reading more and more and wanting MORE AND MORE DRESDEN ZOMG GIVE IT TO ME NOWWWW! *deep breath*Now I'm reading Side Jobs. We have long conversations about Harry Dresden and why it works and what he's doing wrong, and how he could get those dirty vampires and save the Council and get the girl and the next book is coming out in April let me count the days. I need help.