My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Have you ever wanted to meet Bigfoot? What do you think he/she/it would be like? Jim Butcher has envisioned a marvelous Sasquatch for his short story trio, Working for Bigfoot, a Dresden Files book.
Each story starts with Harry Dresden meeting Bigfoot in the woods where he is hired to protect Bigfoot’s son, Irwin, from magical maladies. Irwin, a half human, lives with his formidable mother and has no idea why he is so different from the other kids. We meet Irwin in middle school, then in high school, and finally in college. Irwin is a gentle giant, drawn in such a way that the reader can’t help but feel protective of him. Each story leaves us satisfied that he is out of danger–for the moment.
But wait! There’s more. Each tale is also adorned with an amazing illustration by Vincent Chong. These depictions are so good, I was taken right out of the story just to stare at them. I would like to see more of Chong’s work in future Dresden adventures.
Working for Bigfoot is more than just a quick fix for Dresden fans. It fills in a few gaps and explains references to Bigfoot in later books. As such, I highly recommend Working for Bigfoot to anyone who enjoys reading Harry Dresden books. Or, if you’re simply a bigfoot enthusiast, read these stories and see if they don’t make you a Harry Dresden fan.