At best, the characters were wooden; on occasion, they ventured into poor caricatures of themselves; at the worst, they weren’t even recognizable. Sandra Pelt has a score to settle. Dead Reckoning is #11 and it's POSSIBLE that the insider guide she's releasing later this year isn't included in the series numbering. This time, after she’s once again caught up in a mystery arson attack, a whole raft of characters turn up almost immediately to give her an emergency hair-cut, to repair the burn damage. Brilliant return to the Sookie Stackhouse series, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 August 2011. [9], This article is about the novel. Everyday low … In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. And yes, the thing with Bill is just plain annoying since Harris already admitted he should have been killed in DAG. It's a very sad day for me when I have to give Miss Stackhouse an average 3 star rating.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Does anybody else have a feeling that the author is setting a scene for a convenient fading out Eric, and a not- so- miraculous reintroduction of Bill?

[6] The Seattle PI gave a lukewarm review, stating that it was "not the best in the series" and "a little formulaic" but that "it works". Even if I can accept the great-uncle thing (being royalty and otherworldy-it's still ew but it sometimes work) I can't imagine them since he looks like her brother. Eventually Sookie and her various undifferentiated allies succeed in the murder attempt they have been droning on about interminably via the medium of Harris’ aforementioned Elvis obsession, which has afflicted most of her characters with great severity. 1-Click ordering is not available for this item. We also learn that Sookie’s grandmother would not have considered using her special magical wishing device to cure her daughter of her terminal cancer because “she didn’t think it would be Christian”, which doesn’t say much for Christians. Oh, did I mention that Sandra Pelt is out and has no bearing on the larger part of the story, which is....well, I'm not sure but Sandra comes in fits and starts. I can't wait to see what is going to happen with Sookie and Erics relationship, whether it survives or will she go back to Bill or will she get together with Sam.... After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.

This time, after she’s once again caught up in a mystery arson attack, a whole raft of characters turn up almost immediately to give her an emergency hair-cut, to repair the burn damage.

I thought it was just my imagination because I was dreadful from the start esp when Eric came nagging after the fire incident.

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 June 2011. We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. One of these items is dispatched sooner than the other. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. [ Sookie and Eric’s relationship!! Her apathy comes through. She's sick of writing Sookie - perhaps that's why we're frustrated with reading it. and witters on about such thrilling subjects as being a Christian and how nice it would be to have a locker at work, for many, many pages. Since the book opened with her firebombing the bar, setting Sookie and Sam together (I know a lot of people don't get it but they would be a very good couple) and causing the Eric hissy fit, it make sense that her death would be the final action in the book. After reading all of the previous series I have been waiting patiently for another Sookie Stackhouse book for ages. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. Meanwhile, Sookie is learning more about her grandmother Adele's relationship with her half-fairy grandfather Fintan. I found Sookie being trapped in a dark, confined space with a comatose but potentially dangerous Bill to be redolent of the very similar rape scene several books back, featuring the same protagonists. Instead they rally around to make sure her 3-inch trim is completed as efficiently as possible by an expert.

Seems Sookie is content to live in her own world and complain "that Eric always makes decisions without her; like he's always done because let's face it, he's a fucking vampire and Sookie is a telepathic part Fae human and doesn't need to worry about half the stuff that goes on because she'll get it into her fool head to do something about it and then Oh, I don't know, DIE!

Ack! But it also was sort of forced upon her, for her own good. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Start by marking “Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)” as Want to Read: Error rating book.

Not one of them suggests she should get a check-up to be sure she isn’t suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation, or even lie down to get over the shock. I just feel the series needs a closure and it doesn't seem like it. The paranormal powerhouse behind the Sookie Stackhouse series trades Louisiana's vampires for a mysterious new Texas town in Midnight Crossroad,... An Alternate Cover for this ASIN can be found. Since they’ve been going on about this planned murder since the previous book without doing anything these discussions are hardly riveting.

Whatever it is, they seem determined to keep Sookie out of it; almost as determined as Sookie is to find out what's going on. Should have left Judith in the picture so Bill will having someone to fall back on.

Read 6,446 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. [3], Old friends and enemies are causing problems for Sookie Stackhouse. [ turmoil of the Sookie and Eric relationship. [ with the plot to kill Victor underway and the faeries out of the house and the babyshower on the way (where the hell did that even come from)the action starts. However Sookie’s rape had absolutely no psychological effect on her whatsoever, and so she fails to recall it or respond in any way to a near repeat of the incident several paragraphs later. Ok, I'm pissed. Conditions apply. The dialogue between S. and E. is stale and lacks in energy.Whereas, Bill's character all of the sudden shows signs of sense of humour. An appropriate title for how they felt about their life. If you think about it, our girl has got a lot of carnage in her wake: from Lorena... to the vamp who killed Hadley... on to Andre and Debbie and Appius Livius. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Good call Eric (he's the one who called her out) but probably not a smart relationship move at the time. I wanted so very, very badly for this book to be a return to the Sookie Stackhouse books of the early series.

Since Sam Merlotte is known to be two-natured, suspicion immediately falls on the anti-shifters in the area. I don't know why I have this feeling we will be disappointed with this installment. Then Sandra Pelt tries to kill her again, several times in fact. Completely thoughtless, selfish and heartless. Oh dear! Charlaine Harris is not a great author. Dead Reckoning: A True Blood Novel: 11 (Sookie Satckhouse series), Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK, Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost, Dispatch to this address when you check out.

A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field.

There MAY be two more. Book Eleven, and not only is Sookis as stupid as ever (see for evidence her pride at using the word “ambience”) but it seems to be catching.

Since it’s mainly full of decayed and rotten items of furniture which have been there for countless decades I can only assume her whole house reeks of festering damp and mould. It definitely has its advantages, one being he can come to her rescue when she ends up involved in a mess, not necessarily of her own making. I had it delivered to my Kindle so I didn't even have to fight with book-store staff on release day. You noticed that too huh?

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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. [5] The Los Angeles Times remarked that the series had "lost some of its sting" and that the book felt "a bit stale". There's a reckoning on the way ...... and Sookie has a knack for being in trouble's way; not least when she witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. In what universe would southern gentleman Bill tell Sookie she has great tits? The story may not be as explosive as previous books but the amount of imformation and hints about what might be coming in future books was tanatalising. After this Sookie has a weird masochistic incident with Eric, and suddenly decides to tell the readers that she couldn’t watch more than a few seconds of an unspecified “Saw” movie because it was too gory, which seems disingenuous considering the number of massacres she has been personally involved in. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. [found out how to break the blood bond between her and the vampire Eric.

We also learn that Sookie’s deceased grandmother used to bitch about people wearing white wedding dresses when they weren’t virgins, which seems like their own business to me.

And Bubba's back. I didn’t think that it was absolutely horrific, but I was. I agree if she brings her old writing style back it might save it, but I"m not hopeful. I wasn't annoyed either.

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