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Preview — Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris. With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover Eric Northman and his "child" Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master.
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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Dead Reckoning Sookie Stackhouse, I have never been so disappointed and consequently, angry, by a book as I am right now and it is actually hard for me to type.
My brain is exploding right now. This is going to be a rant. This is going to contain cusses. This is also going to call out Tru Blood. People are going to either like this or not. First - Tru Blood has killed this series. I don't but it's not about th Oh. I don't but it's not about the fans. It's about Harris' complacency and riding on the success of the show which she absolutely should, she's one of my favorite authors and is definitely entitled to it without giving thought to the books.
Harris is no longer writing for a book medium, to me she is writing something that may look good on the screen and damn the consequences. I want to know more about what is going on Sookie's head and not the same repetitive shit has been written in the past three books nor do I want to hear a diatribe about Christian morals that has been paraphrased from an earlier chapter.
The show is the campy cousin of the series and while the Stackhouse series has always balanced light, sexy and dark the last two books have been a stagnant mess. The characters have changed since this show into what's on the screen.
I don't like the show, I don't want to read a veiled script for the show. Please remember those of us who had been fans of the book since before HBO needed a new show to take over the Sex and the City demographics. Onto the book: This is me reading the first half of the book: Eric was a bitch in the book. This is not a spoiler because you will realize this in about six pages. This will in turn spoil the first or so pages because we are then treated to the view spoiler [ turmoil of the Sookie and Eric relationship.
Not only do us fans get treated to the mistrust that Sookie has due to the bond, we get to experience Eric face pummel Pam and Sookie not having enough balls to ask why.
Seems Sookie is content to live in her own world and complain "that Eric always makes decisions without her; like he's always done because let's face it, he's a fucking vampire and Sookie is a telepathic part Fae human and doesn't need to worry about half the stuff that goes on because she'll get it into her fool head to do something about it and then Oh, I don't know, DIE! She goes on to complain that "Eric never talks to me about anything really important. Please see the above reason.
By me. However, Eric has the right to be a bitch for about three pages before he stuffs those emotions back in like the Stone Cold Vampire we know he is.
Yes, Eric has his moments of Diva-ism and just completely not getting the need for communication and choice that humans have but his behavior in three quarters was just disgraceful. I wanted to punch him in his lovely face. Sookie should have stepped up and said something. She has no problem talking to Bill even when they were dating and had no trouble booting the Were-Tiger because he has mommy issues and she gives Sam the "what for" all the time.
Why in the world would Sookie become a complacent brat about his silence? When she does decide to talk to him, she just lets things drop because While they are interesting and familiar, you begin to realize that you do not have enough grace to care about them enough.
The middle of the book: Characters are now caricatures of themselves, plots are messy and contrived, our heroine is growing harder and tougher and then all of a sudden becomes a weepy mess.
You can't have it both ways!!!! It definitely has its advantages, one being he can come to her rescue when she ends up involved in a mess, not necessarily of her own making.
But it also was sort of forced upon her, for her own good. Like a child, she doesn't like to be forced to do anything. So she treats the bond like a four year treats broccoli on its plate; she simply removes it.
Thanks Amelia! At least you had a purpose in this book! Thank Fuck! Because that's what the absence of the bond traditionally means. Sookie, not using her brain just didn't think about what this would do to Eric.
Basically it's about testing their relationship. Does he really want to be with her if they weren't bonded? Clearly Sookie has amnesia because she doesn't remember that Eric has been pursuing her forever and in the fourth book my favorite when even suffering from amnesia told her he loved her. He remembers what he felt and essentially what it's like to feel a book or two ago.
But you know, that doesn't count for shit. And let's not forget the Alcide incident. Did Harris just stick Alcide in because he's in the new season of Tru Blood or was there an actual reason? Did we need a naked Alcide to tell us that Janalynn thinks of Sookie as a rival? I didn't and it wasn't even all that amusing. All it led to was the removal of some secondary characters that had outlived their purpose. So, um, thanks? I wish this whole book had been from her point of view because by the end of the book I was tired of this mirror-world circus.
The end of the book: Oy with the poodles already. At this point it has taken me one week to finish this book. I usually devour the Stackhouse books when they come out and finish it in one night.
I'm ready to end this book and move on to something else. The end was the only high point and not just because it was done but because this is where the meat of the story actually occurs. Sookie, in a very weird unchracteristic Sookie move, removes her clothing, runs starkers into Bill's house and huddles up with him as two humans plan to kidnap her and bring her to Sandra Pelt.
Oh, did I mention that Sandra Pelt is out and has no bearing on the larger part of the story, which is Since the book opened with her firebombing the bar, setting Sookie and Sam together I know a lot of people don't get it but they would be a very good couple and causing the Eric hissy fit, it make sense that her death would be the final action in the book. Anyhoooooo, so, Sookie actually plans the death of Victor and then the night when the vamps all go into battle frenzy mode, she becomes a hypocrite and is disgusted by the actions.
Good call Eric he's the one who called her out but probably not a smart relationship move at the time.
December is a time for excerpts. Sookie is still living with her fairy cousin, Claude and their Great Uncle Dermot. You know, I used to love this series and I still love True Blood, but is it just me or has anyone else started to lose interest? I love the earlier books and even the HBO series. And I want to see how this ends.
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Old friends and enemies are causing problems for Sookie Stackhouse. Sandra Pelt has a score to settle. Victor Madden, representative of the Vampire King Felipe de Castro, is challenging her lover Eric Northman 's position and, in other ways, threatening her friend and employer Sam Merlotte. Great-uncle Dermot and cousin Claude are making themselves at home in Sookie's house in the aftermath of the separation with the faery world, and a visit from Amelia and Bob throws a new wrinkle into her relationship with Eric. Bill Compton admits his continuing love for Sookie, and proves to be a supportive friend. Meanwhile, Sookie is learning more about her grandmother Adele's relationship with her half-fairy grandfather Fintan. And Bubba's back.