Updated: Video at end of post
Charlaine Harris has just appeared on a Q & A Panel at Comic Con, and she gave us a few little teasers to chew over relating to the Novella due out next February, and Dead Letters (Sookie #11).
Hopefully some video of this will surface soon, but in . . . → Read More: Harris: “Eric will ask Sookie to consider becoming a Vampire”
Just like any other day, the mail man came at lunch time.
I wandered outside, expecting to find nothing more than the usual retail visual pollution and bills.
Instead, my mailbox contained nothing short of FANGIRL CRACK!
My wonderful Twitter friend @navicita went to a book signing a few weeks back, and had . . . → Read More: All Together…and totally…DEAD!
It’s video overload this week I know, but I just had to share this. It’s time for a book post anyway.
Charlaine Harris interviewed by a True Blood fan – who has a slightly warped sense of the lines between reality and fiction, and books and show.
I swear Harris has the patience of . . . → Read More: OH Charlaine!
DISCLAIMER: I’ve only read DITF through once, and I’m in the middle of a slower paced reread at the moment. The following started out as a review, and ended up being infiltrated with random bits of analysis and god knows what else. I conclude from this that I am too opinionated to write wanky book reviews, and also completely incapable of shutting myself up. So for better or worse, here’s what I’m thinking after my first read.
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The very first thing I need to say about Dead in the Family is that I liked it – alot. It was certainly a change of pace from the last few books, as we were told it would be. It was also a “transitional” book, but in saying that I don’t mean to call it series filler. Harris has finally decided to start addressing some long lingering issues that have become distracting. And she has also started to lay – very subtly – some groundwork for the ending of Sookie’s story. I cannot tell you how relieved I am about that.
Dead in the Family is very much a character driven book. Not since Dead to the World has this series seen an instalment focused so heavily on character development, and at this point in the story a closer examination of the characters was certainly due. By her own admission, Harris is much better at drawing characters than she is at keeping track of her numerous plot lines and after the upheaval of the last two books, I really didn’t mind that this one meandered plot wise a little more than usual.
SPOILERS AHEAD AND YOU MIGHT WANT TO GO PEE FIRST.
Way back when, we had Sookie’s “quivering puppies waiting to be petted”.
Then, we had Eric as “deep inside as he could get without an operation”.
And now…NOW…we have this. Sookie’s latest hilarious attempt at worshipping the GP, which I hereby induct into Sookieverse canon as the most cringeworthy line in Book 10.
Are . . . → Read More: This one goes straight to the Gracious Plenty Hall of Fame