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Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting Dynamic Characters and Effective Viewpoints
Nancy Kress
The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice
Todd Henry

Storm Front

Storm Front - Jim Butcher When I was a kid, I devoured Hardy Boys books. I used to love detective stories, but now (maybe because there are so many detective TV shows) I just find them kind of boring. So the detective aspects of this book were dull for me, but the rest of it was a fun read. I was kind of put off by the references to the Never-Never and others that seemed childish. But the fight scenes were all great, and overall this book was a quick read. Unfortunately, I don't think it'll be that memorable, but from what I understand, the later books get much more interesting to read, and are less about detective work. I'm going to give them a shot sooner or later, as I really like Harry's character, despite my initial impressions of him.