Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed reading a story set in the Dresden-verse told from the point of view of another character. It added some freshness to the story and it was like entering Harry’s world for the first time all over again. My only real problem with this book was that it was too short. The plot was really solid but because this was a novella it all seemed a little too rushed. Events were over before they really began and as a reader I was left feeling a little dissatisfied at that. I think that this story would have been stronger if Butcher had made it into a full length novel. Perhaps he was unsure how a story told from the POV of someone other than Harry would stand….but this novella shows that it can work. I hope that one day Butcher will revisit Backup and flesh out the details a bit. But until then I will enjoy the novella for what it is and be satisfied with it.