The TV series "The Dresden Files" started on TV this week. a colleague and fellow fantasy/scifi fan assured me that the book was better than the show (she'd downloaded it), and loaned me the book. I found it a bit slow starting, but by the time we got to the climax of the yarn I was pretty gripped. I may well seek out a few more of the series in time, but won't be rushing down to the library for it today.
And for the record, I didn't bother to watch the tv show.