Sunday, January 19, 2014

After Dead by Charlaine Harris

Genre:  Coda
Sookie Stackhouse Series, Book 13.5

Description (taken from Goodreads):
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…

The book will feature extensive interior art by acclaimed Sookie artist Lisa Desimini, including a Sookieverse Alphabet, color endpapers, and several full-page black and white interior illustrations.

For all those who don't know what a coda is, let me give you the definition:  a concluding part of a literary work, esp a summary at the end of a novel of further developments in the lives of the characters.  So in essence, this book is like a two sentence summation of everyone's happily (or not so happily) ever after in Sookie's world.  All of the major and minor characters you could care to ask about, and then some you don't really remember.

This isn't really a book!  I mean I kind of had a clue when I saw how small the book was.  But honestly, this should have been included at the end of the last book instead of in its own mini book.  Yes, there were some humor spots that made me laugh.  It was nice to see the happy endings for some of the well-known and loved characters.  But...  It seems like this was only made to make money.  I mean, I finished this book in fifteen minutes.  It's not a book...

For those who are so curious and they need to know, go read it.  But it's not going to really satisfy you.  Sorry.

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