Charlaine Harris did what few authors have done. She listened to the begs of her fans and she made a book that covers the missing times that are in between the books. After reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, this book was a Touch of Relief!
Amazingly easy to follow, I read this in maybe a total of 90 minutes. Here and there for a few days, and this book was read from cover to cover. There are a total of five short stories that are more like chapters from her books. The language is simple to read and easy to follow along. The hardest part is remembering the synopsis of each book and figuring out where that particular short story falls in with the characters.
For instance when I read Fairy Dust, I am introduced to Claude, Claudine, and Claudette. I had to remind myself this story is from the past and is being told as if it were being plucked from Sookie’s diary (now THAT would be an interesting read!). Knowing the future outcome of the above mentioned fairies, I had to make sure I kept those facts straight.
What I will say is this: if you are a Sookie Stackhouse fan, then you will want this book. It was worth every penny. I just hope Charlaine Harris keeps it up and writes more. I loved the introduction she wrote letting everyone know how hard it was to write these little pieces of Sookies life. In my own writing, I have thought of events that I mention from the past that would make an excellent chapter in a book such as this or even a prequel. I would love for Charlaine Harris to do a prequel. Something from Sookie’s past – before Vamps and such.
What author or characters would you like to see a book such as this one of? I’d LOVE to see Stephanie Meyer visit the Twilight Saga – at least the characters – and write a novel about some of the stories they referred to – Edward when he first turned – Carlisle while he lived with the Volturi, etc.
Not a lecture. Just a thought.