- Dec 10, 2014
*Facepalm*Johnny Novgorod said:First and foremost I avoid series in general. If your story can go on for 3 to 15 entries, I'm not interested.Gizmo1990 said:
The first book was lauded as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Philip Marlowe", and Joss Whedon doesn't cut it for me. His brand of humor of "every character is sarcastic and speaks with the deadpan sensibility of a teenage girl" is too infantile for me and has been played out thousands of times. And "Wizard P.I." sounds like one of those badass concoctions Americans love to toss around half-joking, half-serious, like "robot ninja" or "zombie pirate". I can enjoy such frivolities on webcomic-level, but even Dr. McNinja and Axe Cop ended up boring me with their lolwut. And why waste my time with something I don't respect or won't commit to on any profound level? I'm not saying I WILL NEVER READ A DRESDEN BOOK, but I will always have something better to read at hand, so it's very unlikely.
Well, it's not young adult fiction, for one thing (while not "Lolita," it's just not a juvie), and whoever's described them to you is taking the worst route possible. It's more film noir meets World of Darkness, and its humor is more noir parody deadpan than Buffy's Valley Girl nonsense. While I wouldn't suggest it to you, as there's enough humor to put you off, I detest Buffy for its superficialities and still enjoy Dresden Files.
You can still dislike it for many reasons. I simply believe that's an inaccurate description.
My contribution to the topic: anime. I find its tropes cloying, its dialogue sub-par, its characters either overdesigned or underdesigned, its characterization inconsistent, its dénouements often dissatisfying, its humor invasive and tone-breaking, and its obsession with prodigies vexing. I have never seen a genre's (or whatever you want to call anime) bad habits corrupt its offerings so thoroughly. Be it mecha or science fiction melodrama, these terrible qualities always coalesce for me.
Oh, Doctor Who and Game of Thrones. Whatever. Anime's gotten me in far more trouble.