I've actually read a couple Dresden Files short stories in anthologies. I wasn't sure if I would like this book or not. I liked it a lot. I used to read a series years ago called The Cat Who... Harry reminds me of Jim the main character in that series. He is clueless about women and dotes on his cat. I figured out what was going on a little sooner than Harry did. I found the story overall extremely entertaining. This isn't the normal type of book for me to read but I really enjoyed it and plan to read more books from this series. Now, in his review Patrick Rothfuss compared the Iron Druid books to Dresden Files and I have to admit at this point I have only read the first book in each series but I liked Iron Druid more. We'll see if that changes.