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Review: 110. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris...

August 20, 2011
Boy, was the waitlist loooooooooong for this one!

dead reckoningTitle: Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse #11)
Author: Charlaine Harris
ISBN-13: 9780441020317
Hardcover: 325 pages
Publisher: Penguin, 2011
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Source: Waukesha Public Library 

drey's thoughts:  
Well, it's not Sookie if there aren't a bunch of crazy things happening around (if not to) her, and plenty of crazy things happen in this latest addition to the series. Her place of employment is firebombed. Two fairies live in her house. A naked were hangs out in her bed. And Debbie Pelt's crazy-as-a-loon sister is out of jail.

There's not much in terms of character development or even plot development in this one, except for Viktor pushing all of Eric's buttons. And the fact that Eric has a secret--one he won't tell Sookie, and has forbidden Pam to share. Not that Sookie doesn't eventually find out; she is Sookie after all.

The only thing I'd consider a true addition to the story is Adele's letter, which not only sheds light on Fintan's love for her grandmother, but also prepares for some more interesting occurrences (hopefully) in future installments. Most everything else was just fluff, or a whole lot of no-change. But all in all this was a fun read, and I'm looking forward to see what Eric does with his dilemma and how Sookie proceeds with her new-found knowledge.

drey's rating: Ok

Have you read Dead Reckoning or any of the Sookie Stackhouse books? What did you think?


Alyssa from Buy Kindle said...

Great book!

holdenj said...

Plowed through the first eight and have kind of stopped! I really liked them! I think I'm only two or three books behind, but I really needed a break! Plus, a friend passed along a complete set of one of Harris' other series, so that's reproachfully staring at me too!

drey said...

Ooooh, Julia--which ones? I've read almost everything else Charlaine Harris has written, and I love her quirky characters. :)

holdenj said...

Aurora Teagarden? Haven' t read one yet. And speaking of Sookie, I was able to reserve her next tale @ the library today. Out next May called Deadlocked!

drey said...

I like the Aurora Teagarden books, Aurora's a hoot. :)

I can't believe you've got the next one on hold already! I can't do that with my library until it's been released and they have a copy purchased. :(

AmyS. said...

I have read every Sookie Stackhouse book except Dead Reckoning. I have been hesitant because some of the other reviews for the book say it's not as good as the others. I loved all of her other books. I think I may give this one a chance, but I'll get it from the library first before I buy it.

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