The Sookie Stackhouse Companion (Sookie Stackhouse)
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
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
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
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...more
Included also is the novella - Small-Town Wedding.
Sookie travels to Wright, Texas with Sam as his date when his brother gets married. Sam's mother got shot by his step-father when the shape-shifters came out t...more
I found the trivia and recipes to be lots of good fun...more
This volume places the Stackhouse series of novels and short stories into a larger perspective. Some is kind of amusing (a map of Sookie's home town, Bon Temps). Some is pure Sookie (a novella about Sam and Sookie attending a wedding, in which the hatred to non-humans becomes the driving force). The novella is nicely done. T...more
I did enjoy "Small Town Wedding", though it was odd to read because it's set before<.i> the...more
Several years, and books, later Sookie is still solving, plotting and uncovering murders in her own unique corner o...more
* Enjoyed the latest Sookie novella included. It was such a nice story that shows the love and respect that Sam and Sookie have for each other
* Love the recipe section filled with tons of fun southern recipes with familiar True Blood names. Will be making the Perdita's Bread Pudding with Bourban Sauce (My fav dessert) and Portia's Sweet Potato Pie in the next couple of weeks
* The "Life in Bon Temps" time-line is a fantastic addition and will be handy as a quick read before you r...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
My pre-order for this book was placed long before the release of Dead Reckoning and hearing that the series would be coming to an end. I found I was distancing myself from the characters when reading Dead Reckoning; most likely as a defense mechanism to deal with the grief. So when I got my notice that the...more
Overall this is a great story. It doesn't suffer from...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
The secret conversations between Bill and Eric are awesome (I’m repeating...more
The rest of the book is a mish-mash of timelines, recipes(!), FAQs and, bizarrely, a woman recounting what the Charlaine Harris fan club means to her. A true internet testimonial. I...more
My first problem is that the series hasn't ended yet. There COULD just be one more book so then not a whole lot more information would be added....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
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 book starts out with a new Sookie short story, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Along with detaile...more
Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was wr...more