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After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse (Sookie Stackhouse #13.5)

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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 th
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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published October 29th 2013 by Ace
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Izzy
Unfortunately if you didn't feel betrayed before 'Dead Ever After', the final book in the series, you will feel betrayed with this...thing.
It's not a narrative or a short story. It's just short bullet points of Charlaine Harris twisting the story by going by her rules and NOT the rules of the Sookieverse.

I'm being serious. There's sadness, bitterness, anger and jealousy everywhere you look in this book. The majority of characters have horrific deaths, go through divorces and generally have an un
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Kevin Richey
There are three things horribly wrong with this "book," and the first is that it exists at all.

The Sookie Stackhouse series (inspiration for the HBO series True Blood) has had 13 novels, close to 20 short stories, and a companion guide already. The last book, released in May, closed the series. It wrapped everything up, even if those conclusions were mostly disappointing to fans. This book has now been released as a "coda" to the series, so that author Charlaine Harris can give fans the answers
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Olga
Kill me. Kill me now with a fork. What I think about this book? http://www.smileycodes.info
And I thought I was over it. But this woman knows how to twist the knife in your heart. I only had the morbid curiosity to read about Jason and Sookie, Pam and, of course, Eric. Biggest mistake in a while. I need brain bleach now.
Aside from more money, what was the purpose of this "book" again? http://www.smileycodes.info

Remarkable quotes:
"Sookie and Sam had four children, the last being a complete surprise. Neal and Jennings came first, followed by Adele a
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Megan (LittleLitGirl)
A great little way to tie up loose ends.
Anne
Charlaine Harris should give classes on how to bitch-slap fans.
Really!
It's like she looked at all of those one star reviews for that last turd in the Sookie series, and said to herself:
Ha! Those sorry fuckers wanna know what happened NEXT?
Muhahahahahaha!
I'll show 'em what happens next...

And then she wrote the most laughable thing ever, and giggled all the way to the bank.
See, if she were really trying to soothe all of the ruffled feathers, she would have offered this up as a FREEBIE on her web
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Ava
Dear Ms. Harris,
Please step away from your computer or put way whatever you use to pen your Sookie Stackhouse series. You are doing a disservice to your creation and as a former fan of your work I must tell you everytime you release something related to the series you are making it worse. My suggestion is to let your former fans take over and try to resuscitate this mess in the world of fan fiction. What happened to you? Did you loose your inspiration for Eric? For Sookie? If you needed help all
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Linda
Never, not a chance in h*ll, not even if I got paid to open it. See my review for the "final" book in SVM >> http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...?

Is the next thing selling bed spreads with Sookie´s name? How can CH draw the last money out of this cash cow?
*snorts* Wait a month, and she´ll be back with something new.

(edited for a mis-conjugated verb)
Marie
Oh dear, that was actually worse than I expected! Alright, first off: Don't buy this book. If you're like me, and you have some deep seated need to torment yourself, get it from the library.

The list price on the back of this baby is 18 bucks. Let me give you a quick mental image of what you're paying 18 bucks for. While the book is hard backed, it's the length and width of your typical paper back book, and has 208 pages, which doesn't sound that skimpy until you look at the pages. Most pages hav
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Dany
Lol…Really?

Has she got off her trolley completely?

Date of pub 29th of October?.. For the last one she had us waiting a full year and this one will come out in only few months... She is probably trying to win her fans back, after the incredible flop of the last book of the series... And the TV series as well is just going down the hill completely...

Guess what? I'd rather have my eyes ripped off that reading another of her books
Jennifer
This isn't really another book in the series. It is more like an appendix with all the characters in the Sookie novels listed alphabetically. It very briefly summarizes the fate of each for those who are curious. To give an idea of how brief the coverage actually is, it took me about 30 minutes to finish reading. The majority of the book is filled with blank space and illustrations. The only characters that got more than one page worth of summary were Sookie and Eric.

I wouldn't recommend purcha
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Scott
I was actually one of those people who wanted to read this. But after I did (which didn't take very long) I was kind of sorry I did. First off, it definitely wasn't worth the amount of money I spent for it, it was so short. Also, most of the characters were people I don't even remember that well, and half of the ones I did, it just said "they had many more adventures", like she is planning on writing spin-off books for these characters (i.e. Barry the Bellboy). Also, she gave a lot of these char ...more
Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
My Thoughts:

✦ Basically, this is an end summary of each character ever written about in this series. Many that I don't even remember! It is a very short book and clearly not worth the $8.79 asking price.

✦ I'm only going to touch on a few things and a few characters in the same A-Z format.

✦ I love the rosebush mail between Niall and Sookie.

✦ Bubba!! I wish something better had happened for him but the whole Nashville thing was a bit funny.

✦ Desmond Cataliades ~ he really grew on me and I liked
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Bitchie *Bored Now*
Doing my "review" as I read this, because the WTFery is just, WTF?! It's going to be full of spoilers, so read past the spoiler line at your own risk.

First off, nearly 10 bucks for 200 pages. Ok. But then when you start reading, it's kinda like those little blurbs that they put during the end credits of a movie. "so and so was voted most likely to succeed. He knocked up the head cheerleader, and worked at the local dump". etc. Some of these "pages" only have two-three sentences! So way overprice
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Maggie Gordon
After Dead was a very strange and unfulfilling follow up to the Sookie Stackhouse universe. Harris writes short (often only a sentence or two long) notes on what happened to the different characters after book 13. However, many of the included characters are minor, forgettable people that readers probably don’t really care about, and several of the more popular characters suffered through very unfortunate lives. Not to suggest that events like heart attacks or divorces don’t happen, but for read ...more
Lux
Jul 12, 2013 Lux marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2013-release
Another?
Skye
May 23, 2013 Skye marked it as to-read
Charlaine said that she wasn't writing another Sookie NOVEL. This is an addendum. Kind of like an extra-long epilogue.

Haters are gonna hate, I guess.
Dinjolina
Are you sad?
Or are you satisfied?
Did you feel betrayed after Dead Ever after?
Not enough?
How about now?


There have been characters upon characters in the Sookie Stachouse series.
And there have been suitors upon suitors, one after the other. Many of us have been rooting for different men (I have not been team Eric all the time…I confess), and nobody was wrong per se. I think that some must have wanted Sam and Sookie together as well, but real build up was missing. And a genuine spark. Of all the re
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Cstillsquare
For series die-hards only, the coda is a set of brief blurbs about the fate of major and minor characters, A through Z. It's an enjoyable punctuation to the end of the series, with lots of sad, delightful, and sublimely mundane post-scripts to the characters of the SVM universe.

If you don't "get" the ending to Dead Ever After, there's no insight or redemption for you here. But if you enjoyed how the series played out and Eric and Sookie's fraught relationship, their coda entries are very bitter
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Christal
Jan 23, 2013 Christal marked it as to-read-series-upcoming
What is this? Could it be an appendix?

Branwen *Blaidd Drwg*
So I was actually MARGINALLY happy to see that this book was being released. Mostly because I felt that the ending to the last book in the series was pretty disappointing and was hoping to find some resolution.

Boy, was I wrong.

Luckily for me, I decided to skim through this in the bookstore before just buying it, which is what I usually do.

Thank god for that.

This isn't even a book. I don't now how it could be considered so, being that it is a series of little blurby sentences, sometimes paragrap
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krtmd
Spoilers dead ahead.

Originally, Ms. Harris considered posting this Coda to the SVM on her website as a freebie for her fans. I probably still wouldn't have enjoyed much of it - Jason's dumb telepathic daughter, JB the cheater, and Eric enjoying servitude while Bill the rapist buys a kingdom somehow aren't that appealing. Go figure.

But had she done that, no one would be feeling fleeced. Not worth a penny.
Eric
Are you fracking kidding me?! Just kill me. Honest to god, I can't take it. Forget the Mayan calender, more Sookie Stackhouse books AFTER the end of Sookie Stackhouse novels is my death. I just, I can't.. I.. I. fuck.
Leslee
While I don't doubt the merits of some sort of 'Ever After' for some of the characters in the Sookieverse that weren't really covered that well in the final novel of the series, I seriously question the usefulness of this lackluster 'index' of what seems to be every Sookie character ever created, whether or not they only appeared once in the book. I really didn't care about 3/4ths of the people mentioned here and barely remembered them, if at all.

This would have been a lot better if Harris had
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Mindy (Naughty Book Snitch)
Another one?? Its like a bad train wreck! I cant look away! Im going to need some alcohol for this one... I can tell.
Lets see how many relatable gifs I can add because I WILL READ THIS.
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Zee1
"Sookie wore white because it was traditional and she looked good in white, what with her tan and all."

It's nice to see that Sookie really is the vain, vapid, superficial person we know her to be by the horrible end of this series. If there's one thing that we now know she is always going to be in love with, it's her stupid tan.

What was the point of this book again? Oh yeah.. CH wasn't done emptying the diseased bowels of this horrible story. Glad it's all done now... no floating poop left one
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Ferdy
Really?

This was barely a book, it was ridiculously short and it read worse than fan fiction. Why wasn't it just added to end of the last book? Why release a separate 'book' months later? Harris could have just put the content of After Dead on her website. Ugh, this was such a waste of money.
I didn't even remember most of the characters mentioned, why write about such insignificant characters? I wasn't interested in them at all.
I suppose it was sort of nice knowing what happened to the main char
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Pia
Against my better judgment, and because of my curious nature I read it... and now I kinda wished I hadn't, because this tragedy might haunt me for some time if I don't find some comic relief. Thank goodness I don't have to digest this on my own.

A lot of negative reviews point out that it was too short, and I agree that it's nothing but a money grab. But on the other hand I am glad it wasn't any longer bc who knows how much more damage she could have done.

It baffles me to see how an author has it
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Ang from OZ
Oct 27, 2013 Ang from OZ marked it as to-read
Here we go again. So much for the last one being the last one. Hey lets get some more money out of people by doing another book.

Let the whole Sookie saga be over pleeeeease!

Erica
I cannot believe I am admitting to reading this book. But some times you just have to be embarrassed for the greater good of your fellow readers!
Goodreads really needs to add a negative star option
Got it from a friend ( THANK GOD I didn't buy it) and ...wow. I can barely remember now what I liked about this series. But this...this was comically bad. Was it stupid? Yes. But lots of supplementary books to series aren't great. I just can't believe, that as a writer, you would want to put out such a
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Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck. The duck stays outside.

Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was wr
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Other Books in the Series

Sookie Stackhouse (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
  • Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2)
  • Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3)
  • Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4)
  • Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5)
  • Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #6)
  • All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #7)
  • From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse, #8)
  • Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, #9)
  • Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10)
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2) Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4) Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3) Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5)

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