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I have really enjoyed the Sookie series, loved it really, but I'm thinking it's time to bring the Southern Vampire to a close. If you've read the Harper Connolly and/or Aurora Teagarden mysteries, you'll know that Harris is fully capable of bringing a series to a satisfying conclusion. This episode was entertaining, Sookie's a hoot as always, but the tale doesn't have any new twists or turns, just more of the same conflicts any girl dating a man in the throes of corporate upheaval might expect. I'm waiting for her to fall for Sam and live happily ever after.
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ANGIE in Tennessee
I am just as much a Sookie addict as the next gal, but I just found so many things wrong & lacking with this book.
The first thing that really irked & made me wonder about Harris' knowledge of the wilderness, is when the pack wants to hunt on Sookie's land. It's 20 acres! Are you serious? I could understand 120 acres, but not 20. What were they going to do, run around in a big circle? Deer & all other large animals cover miles of land. I have 700 acres of hunting land & it still takes an effort to bring in deer. My yard alone is 2 acres, so I can easily imagine a 20 acre land plot. Why would they even consider Sookie's land, when they have all of the Louisianna wilderness? Not very imaginative on Harris' part. I know that it was recommended by someone, but still, any good pack leader would have scoffed at the idea.
Did anyone else notice all of the plugs? I understand True Blood being the only beverage mentioned, because of HBO, but do I need a Marie Callender's pot pie commercial in the middle of a book? Although, the Little Debbie honey bun commercial did peek my interest.
I just get the feeling that Harris' Sookie writing skills have been tainted by HBO's True Blood & her website's forums. I've been there, I've read all of the recommendations that her fans would like to see in her next book. On True Blood, we know that Alcede will be in the next season. So let's write him into D-I-T-F & make him mention his feelings for Sookie. Eric's maker was in this past season of True Blood...let's write him into D-I-T-F...For all of the Bill fans, let's write him into the book, & just have wasted pages because it has absolutely NO relevance to the book. Every little fan tid bit has been added.
I think Harris needs to seclude herself from her fans' and HBO's influences. It seems like this was a fanfic over an original. I could go on & on but am allowed only 2000 characters.
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