Monday, June 1, 2009

Discovering Quincy Morris

A year ago we wandered round Blockbuster in search of a new TV series to rent. The old ones had just reached the ends of their seasons and the long summer evenings stretched ahead. My husband had heard of the Dresden Files at work, and the cover picture was intriguing, so we made a quick decision, paid our money and went home.

Harry Dresden, Chicago wizard. We were hooked…

Nine months ago we were wandering round Borders looking for books on tape for the long car journey to our son’s college. Harry Potter would’ve been good, but it cost too much, so we settled for listening to Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden instead. We were definitely hooked.

And though the TV series is good, the books are way way better.

So six month ago we searched Powell's for presents, hoping to find some deals. We got books 1 and 2 of the Dresden Files, read them, went back for more, found 3 and 4. Now we’re almost up to date…

And less than three months ago in the curious wilds of the blogosphere I met some friends from Gather on Moonlight, Lace and Mayhem. There I was introduced to Quincy Morris, a fascinating character, as envisioned by Justin Gustainis. I didn’t just visit. I won an autographed copy of the first Quincy Morris book - Black Magic Woman - and I have to say, I’m hooked. I’m guessing my husband will soon be hooked on them too.

There’s a quote from Jim Butcher on the cover of the book—“Keep an eye on Justin Gustainis.” I certainly will. Now to find book 2 in Powell’s…

1 comment:

~Sia McKye~ said...

I loved the Dresden files, Sheila. A rebellious wizard at that and I love his sidekick from the skull, lol! I've not read the books--I've meant to but things have been way too hectic.

I've not heard of Black Magic Woman, hmmm. I'll have to check it out.