A Touch of Dead/ For diehard Sookie fans

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Some of you may have seen my posts about Sookie Stackhouse and the Southern Vampire Novels. This is the most recent addition to the collection. Be aware before you get too excited: this is a collection of short stories already published in various anthologies!  Nevertheless, I am a diehard fan of the series (aka I cannot WAIT for more!) and loved getting to stave off my craving for a little longer. The wait between books can sometimes feel like forever so a little extra Sookie was nice. That being said, if you're NOT a diehard fan just looking for every last little bit of Sookie you can get, this will probably not be satisfying for you. The stories are pretty short (even as short stories go) and don't really have much to them. They feel more like deleted scenes from previous books (which I happen to like to watch in movies so that works for me). It fills in some interesting tidbits. You get to see when Sookie first hears about (and then meets) Claude. You also get to see her first encounter with Mr. Cataliades and her first run-in with the Queen of Louisiana. There's also a little bit of Bubba (and who doesn't love that?) and some insight into Eric's personality. There's also a part where you realize that Niall actually is a pretty cool guy to have as a great-grandfather (if a bit unconventional in the way he handles Christmas gifts...).

 

All in all I liked it a whole lot but will tailor my recommendation just for people who feel the same way I do about picking up every little bit possible. Enjoy these deleted scenes and I'll be back in May when the next book comes out!

 

PS - The short story collections are Wolfsbane and Mistletoe,  Many Bloody Returns,  Bite,  Unusual Suspects, and  Powers of Detection.

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by B&N Bookseller Scarls17 on ‎10-16-2009 10:38 AM

so they are NOT in the regular books? The content didn't look new so i didn't pick it up. But I'm like you, I can't get enough!

by B&N Bookseller Scarls17 on ‎10-30-2009 11:49 AM

Okay so I picked this up and I liked the stories because they're always entertaining, but it was weird to read what seemed like (as you said) to be deleted scenes. Like when Mr. Catalianedes (haha, sp?) visits her (don't want to give anything away). I just kept thinking, "I already read about this."

 

But you're right, if you're a die-hard fan, read them.

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