The Sookie Stackhouse Companion (The Southern Vampire Mysteries (short stories and novellas) #15)
Charlaine Harris has topped the bestseller charts and has become a nationwide phenomenon, thanks to the unconventional-and otherworldly- life of Sookie Stackhouse. Now, in her own words, Sookie gives readers a look at her family, friends, enemies, adventures, and-of c...more
I did enjoy "Small Town Wedding", though it was odd to read because it's set before<.i> the ...more
The Book Report: Exactly what the title says: a companion to the series of novels through book 11. Character synopses, book synopses, Q&A with Miss Harris, Q&A with Alan Ball who created True Blood based on the characters in the novels, a chronology of the whole canon including short fiction. Plus an original novella!
My Review: For all the non-novella material: Nicely done, no surprises.
The novella, "Small-Town Wedding", sees Sookie on her way to the much-delayed wed ...more
The recaps of the books was a nice refresher as well!
It was hard pushing through reading the recipes section and the "A to Z" Sookie-dictionary at the end. But again, it was a nice refresher of all the stuff up to this point.
And of course, Goodreads has this as 10.5, when it should have been marked as book 11.5 There was a lot of spoilerage for Dead Reckoning (11) which I haven't ...more
And usually with success comes the spin-offs, the merchandising, the additions for those who want to explore more.
This book is one of those. As a Companion, it fill ...more
The Sam and Sookie novella will appeal to anyone who enjoyed the series, but it is far from Harris' best work.
As for the rest of the content - the kindest word I can come up with is superfluous.
A less kind word would be filler.
An even less kind word would be crap.
Impossible trivia quiz?
Fan club president/stalker i ...more
The timeline also includes a filling in of off-screen conversations/emails from the books (not written by Harris) and who would have thought something c ...more
"Small Town Wedding" novella is a bonding experience for Sookie and Sam. Quinn makes an appearance for what I assume is closure for readers. I loved getting a new Sookie story. Admitting outloud to Jannalynn her love for Eric and where she stands seems to be the pinnacle point of this parraelling to the events of the day, but the shortfall is some of that sarcastic wit that I love. It is still a n ...more
I've been taking my time, slowly making my way through it during the last few weeks. It's jam-packed full of very interesting things about this world. I really enjoyed reading Charlaine's input into not just h ...more
Several years, and books, later Sookie is still solving, plotting and uncovering murders in her own unique corner o ...more
The short story in the first section of the book was good but not great. This is the story of Sam's brother's wedding in between "Dead in the Family" and "Dead Reckoning". It was decent for a Sookie fix wh ...more
The short story, "Small Town Wedding", was sweet. Family coming together, backing each other up. I loved the party after the wedding! I did not figure out how Sookie knew to head down to the pound.
Ooh, Quinn meets his "doom"! LOL, and so does Sarah Newlin...yes!
That takes care of the first 79 pages. After that, th ...more
The best thing about this book is the short story in the beginning, A Small Town Wedding where Sookie goes with Sam to his brothers wedding. Even though neither Sam's brother or his bride- ...more
I found the trivia and recipes to be lots of good fun ...more
I didn't read the recipes nor did I spend any time on the retelling of all the previous books. The section of conversations between Eric and B ...more
The Companion is a compendium of interesting tidbits pertaining to all aspects of Sookieverse; maps, q&a, recipes (yes, the chocolate cake is in there :) ). My favorite bits were the short story, Small Town Wedding (has quite a bit of Sam, if you're a fan of him), the intro written by Charlaine, and the section titled Vampires, Two-Natured, Fairies Oh-My!. It's told from Sookie's POV a ...more
So the novella | mini story | whatever was decent. Typical Sookie over-drama where too much unrealistic crap happens in too short of a time.
I can overlook the latter. But the rest was useless. Anyone that's read the stories doesn't need all of the back history. The interviews were boring. The definitions pointless.
Don't waste your money. The story of Sookie and Sam at Sam's brother's wedding will, I'm sure, be told in minute detail in the next book.
The interview with Alan Ball was kind of cool, but that is because I love the man's work.
Recipes are whatever. I don't get into stuff like that.
The character stuff at the end was somewhat helpful, although I didn't think it was completely necessary to completely reiterate the skeleton of Sookie's story throughout the series. ...more
Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was wr ...more