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Mini Book Review: Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Mystery #6)

Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery, Book 6) Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars

I have to say - I didn't like this one as much as I've enjoyed the other five books in the series. Not to say it's not worth reading - it definitely is, especially if you're working your way through the series.

But the book started with mention of an event, speaking as if it was an already known fact. A friend of mine commented that she actually thought she'd missed a book in-between, because it was kind of abrupt - just kind of off. I thought the same thing later, during the battle scene near the end - I was like, wait, why did a war just break out? I had to rewind the audio (I listened to the audiobook, downloaded from NetLibrary) to see if I missed some instigating event, but I hadn't.

I also didn't like the revelation Bill made in the middle of the book. I didn't think it was necessary, at least at this point in the story arc. I'd rather think well of him, and don't care to have Sookie's feelings color my impression of him. So there.

Other than that, I did enjoy the book, simply for its place in the series. We got to know Quinn a bit, which is a good thing. I think I'd quite like to see his big grin "in person" - I'm sure it would be entirely disarming.

Have you read the 6th Sookie book?  What did you think?

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Comments

Kathy

I'm with you on the part about Bill! I was bummed! Although, Quinn is YUMMY! I'm currently reading From Dead to Worse and it's OK! In all honesty, I think I want her to end up with Eric! Especially, after seeing the characters portrayed in the HBO series. It's kind of weird to read the books after seeing them on TV. That is how I think of them now.

Poor Bill keeps on trying though! LOL!

Monique

I am so with you on this review! I kept thinking I'd missed something and kept looking at the book list to see if I'd jumped one by mistake! Otherwise I love the series, this book thankfully has been just one bad speed bump in a great series... the others have been great!

Hey Lady!

It's always interesting to see how other people see the world Harris has created in these books. I always found Bill boring and felt sort of vindicated when it turned out he was brought to Bon Temps under false pretenses. It seems as the series goes on that it's pretty clear that the reader is supposed to root for Eric. Though I do believe Bill does love Sookie now... I have a theory about who she'll end up with, but it would take up too much space!
I found this book a bit disjointed as well, after I read Harris' short story "One Word Answer" in Bite, it of course made more sense. Still it was not a highlight in the series.

Thanks for posting your review!

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