Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Book Review - Charlaine Harris' A Touch of Dead

A Touch of Dead: The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Short Stories by Charlaine Harris
Published by: Ace Trade
Publication Date: October 6th, 2009
Format: Hardcover, 208 Pages
Challenge: Fantasy
Rating: ★★★
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From learing that Claude and Claudine are really triplets, to Eric's obsession with Dracula, to the queen of Louisiana punishing the killer of Sookie's cousin Hadley, to an insurance agent who takes more than his share of the worlds luck to a very lucky Christmas for Sookie, the Sookie short stories are all combined in this handy, yet slim volume. Of course... they aren't really all the Sookie short stories, just the ones where Sookie makes an appearance, omitting all other Sookieverse stories, which makes it less handy in my mind. Plus, it's still irritating to those who are trying to read everything Sookie that we have all the other, rather stupid anthologies we have to buy to get the other stories. Also the thing is, short stories don't seem to be Charlaine's strong suit. They're funny (occasionally) and interesting (some of the time), but they are also boring too (the insurance one, really!?!) I think for cannon, the one with Hadley is the most important, and really should have been included in the beginning of book six, but other than that, they are all throw away. Also, Sookie's fairy granddad hooking her up with some sex for Christmas, can we saw eww!?! Just read it quickly, get a few laughs and move on. But if you are a die hard Sookie fan, I have a feeling you already have this book.


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