Saturday 28 November 2015

Book Review: After Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #13.5) by Charlaine Harris

Title: After Dead
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Gollancz
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback 
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Bought Copy 

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Dead Ever After marked the end of the Sookie Stackhouse novels—a series that garnered millions of fans and spawned the hit HBO television show True Blood. It also stoked a hunger that will never die…a hunger to know what happened next.

With characters arranged alphabetically—from the Ancient Pythoness to Bethany Zanelli—bestselling author Charlaine Harris takes fans into the future of their favorite residents of Bon Temps and environs. You’ll learn how Michele and Jason’s marriage fared, what happened to Sookie’s cousin Hunter, and whether Tara and JB’s twins grew up to be solid citizens.

This coda provides the answers to your lingering questions—including details of Sookie’s own happily-ever-after.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

I loved the Sookie Stackhouse series, so I wanted to buy and read After Dead to complete my collection. Overall, though, I must say I was disappointed. I read the whole thing in twenty minutes (some pages are blank and others only feature one sentence) and, while a few bits made me smile, I wondered why I'd spent my money on it. It felt like a cheap excuse for a money-spinner. It doesn't add a great deal of value to the series, so I would only recommend it for die-hard fans who are desperate to own all the books; people who liked the series but are not obsessed will find little worthwhile in its pages.

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