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Club Dead

(Sookie Stackhouse #3)

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Things between cocktail waitress Sookie and her vampire boyfriend Bill seem to be going excellently (apart from the small matter of him being undead) until he leaves town for a while. A long while. Bill's sinister boss Eric has an idea of where to find him, whisking her off to Jackson, Mississippi to mingle with the under-underworld at Club Dead. When she finally catches u ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 274 pages
Published May 6th 2006 by Orbit (first published May 2003)
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Ellie Reviews I think it would probably be easier to follow if you had read the other two first.

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Jayson
(B+) 76% | Good
Notes: Though short on substance it’s a light, fun read with better drawn characters and a brisker pace than previous books.
Beth F.
With Sookie as her mouthpiece, Charlaine Harris opened up the floor for the discussion of genre fiction in this latest installment of the Sookie Stackhouse series, because it turns out our sweet little friend Sookie proudly claims a self-education through none other than two of the least respected forms of the genre novel: romance novels and trashy mysteries.

The snob in me wants to snort in disdain and feel offended for liking Sookie. But the other half, the half that isn’t afraid to admit that
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Tatiana
May 01, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, 2011
Good riddance, CHEATER! Was she worth it?



Too late for your vampire tears now

Fabian
Dec 02, 2008 rated it liked it
The adventures continue & this one breaks from the original romance into very bizarre terrain. Still terrific enough to make me keep reading 'em.

Everyone around Sookie is threatened, and she gets beat up in every single book. She endures so much and how much time has elapsed? Actually two seasons... only half a year! That she endures so much and the fact that the plot breaks at times, goes many places except where you think it will go (main characters can die within two pages, sometimes two
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Sh3llraiser
Original Rating: 5 stars
New rating: 3 stars


The first half of this book was extremely boring and mostly filler. The second half was pretty great.

PRO: Bill leaves in the beginning.
CON: Sookie does a bunch of boring stuff around Bon Temps.



PRO: Sookie meets Alcide.



CON: Alcide is so boring in the books.



PRO: Russell Edgington is in this book.



CON: Russell Edgington is so boring in the books.



PRO: Eric Northman. Eric Northman. Eric Northman.



Overall, this series in retrospect is kind of sucky and doesn'
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Jilly
May 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Sookie has never been the brightest bulb in the pack, but she hits an all-time low in the intelligence department in this book. Her most grievous offence, in my eyes, is that she continues to pine for boring, bland Bill throughout this book. Bill is not only boring, but he's a cheating asshole.

Why Bill is an asshole list:

1. He is boring
2. He has no sense of humor
3. He is filthy rich and yet lets his "love" scrape and scratch to live in poverty
4. Even if he wasn't rich, he never brings her flowe
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Choko
Jan 28, 2018 rated it liked it
*** 2.65 ***

Parts of this book got me so angry, I don't even feel like writing a review...

Here is a good one that reflects my feelings though... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
Going off challenge here for a little bitey reading with my girl, Kristin.... Saturday, March 7

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First things first, idiotic MC rant time! Things Sookie sucks at:

- Picking men! (more on this later)
- Being self-aware!
- Not being a judgmental pratt
- Wearing anything that’s not entirely tacky.
- Appearing anything like intelligent.

I didn’t mind this installment of the series, for the most part. I liked the addition of Alcide and while no one can out gun Joe M., I found his character rather end
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_inbetween_
Jun 18, 2008 rated it did not like it
Annoying, boring, charmless, dumb. Since I was already on a roll of unpleasant books, I finally forced myself to read my second (her third) novel (the magazine SFX had made me import two with their misleading review).

After a typical (cold, boring) interlude showing how irresistable he is (he wears flanel and has hair), vampire Bill disappears at the start of the book and readers are supposed to be stupid enough to fear for his life. Even if Sookie's feelings hadn't been so badly written, I still
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Jessica
Feb 25, 2009 rated it liked it
Yes, I'm still reading this series. Great literature? Hell, no. An enjoyable, sort of mindless read, sure. There are parts that I find very funny, such as Sookie using her "word of the day" calendar to improve her vocabulary and the part where the Viking vampire Eric mentions that he took English as a second language in a community college course in the 70's. That sort of stuff is pretty humorous. The parts that annoy me are the writer's fashion sense. It kills me when I read her description of ...more
Erin
Not as fast or fun a read as the previous two books in the series. Although I'm not sure its really the book's fault. As anyone who reads multiple books at the same time can attest to, you often become more engrossed in one book and forget the other books you're reading. I also tend to read based on my mood and I'm not in a light and fun fantasy mood right now.

Club Dead probably isn't any less fun a read then the first two books but my mood has changed. I've spent the last two weeks battling mig
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Angela
Club Dead for me is where the Sookie Stackhouse series really starts getting its feet under it. Things are definitely not well between Sookie and her boyfriend vampire Bill, and as Sookie heads to Mississippi to track him down and rescue him from lethal peril, she is torn between the attentions of the werewolf Alcide--and way more attention than she'd like from the vampire Eric, who is growing more and more interested in her with every book. Unfortunately for Sookie's peace of mind, the interest ...more
Jadranka

Treći deo serijala Prava krv, pod nazivom "Klub mrtvih" je daleko zabavniji od prethodna dva.
Moram priznati da sam se par puta pošteno iskikotala :)

Daleko od toga da ovo delo ima posebnu književnu vrednost, ali je zabavno, pitko i brzo se čita. Meni je poslužilo da napravim presek između malo obimnijih i ozbiljnijih naslova.

U Klubu mrtvih smo između ostalog saznali nekoliko bitnih stvari:

1. Alsid Herve, vukodlak, još jedan je u nizu baja iz Sukinog harema i neverovatna je muškarčina što autorka
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Pam Nelson
❤ 4.5 Club Dead Stars ❤

Ok soo Bill and I are on the outs! I can’t help it I don’t like him with Sookie especially in this book!!

I like Alcide but dude needed to get his head on straight about his ex damn women had him all tied up in knots.

I love Bubba! Can you imagine (Elvis as a vampire!) Ha

I am just going to say it.. I like Sookie with Erik well for right now I do, :p we will see.

Over all I really enjoyed this book I didn’t find my mind a wondering and I was hanging on every word. So 5 st
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Athena ღ
•3.5•
Courtney
Apr 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of: adult paranormal stories, crime mysteries, vampires and the HBO show True Blood
"They say there's no harm in daydreaming, but there is."

There's trouble in paradise when Bill Compton is ordered to take on a top secret and super time consuming project given by the vampire Queen of Louisiana, Lorena. Giving him the time and space he needs to work, Sookie Stackhouse doesn't realize her boyfriend is missing until Eric Northmen and his two most trusted co-workers, Pam and Chow, pay her a visit. They also clue her in on some other interesting information: Bill hinted to Eric abo
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Buggy
Opening Line: Bill was hunched over the computer when I let myself in his house.

CLUB DEAD is the third instalment from the Sookie Stackhouse series and I really enjoyed this one, having finally come to terms with the fact that this is urban fantasy and not paranormal romance. I was able to focus on the action, horror, humour and mystery aspects here and just let the romance take a back seat. Sookie is also starting to feel like a delightful, adventurous friend who I can’t wait to hear from to le
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Geraldine O'Hagan
Sep 26, 2011 rated it did not like it
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Caroline
Dec 29, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
The Sookie Stackhouse books are definitely not great literature by any means, but they're a bit like candy--hard to stop reading and very enjoyable. This third book was more of the same, and while there were times I wanted to slap Sookie (even though she gets beat up a number of times in here...again. What's with Charlaine Harris's obsession with beating the snot out of Sookie all the time, anyway?), I really enjoyed reading this.

The main thing I liked was actually the introduction of werewolves
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Heather
Aug 21, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
Once again, Harris has continued to improve from one book to the next, thought it still has its flaws. The story starts a little slow, and gets monotonous at times, but it picks up toward the end, making the overall book pretty enjoyable. These books truly are like candy for the brain.

I was very pleased to find that Bill was missing in action for most of this installment, but despite the reprieve, he still managed to inspire a whole new level of loathing on my part. I hope that Harris doesn't al
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Richard Derus
May 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Rating: 3.75* of five

The Publisher Says: Things between cocktail waitress Sookie and her vampire boyfriend Bill seem to be going excellently (apart from the small matter of him being undead) until he leaves town for a while. A long while. Bill's sinister boss Eric has an idea of where to find him, whisking her off to Jackson, Mississippi to mingle with the under-underworld at Club Dead. When she finally catches up with the errant vampire, he is in big trouble and caught in an act of serious betr
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Maria Clara
Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: charlaine-harris
Madre mía! Esto es vicio!!!! No sé cómo lo hace esta autora, pero con cada nuevo libro que leo, sólo consigue engancharme más... Na' a por el cuarto, que no tengo espera...jajaja
Wanda
The third installment of Sookie, and I feel that she represents many of the best qualities of a Southern woman. Her appearance is important to her, but beneath that obvious outer layer, there is a strong, tough woman lurking, one who can handle a shotgun or a baseball bat. She’s no shrinking violet, more like a steel magnolia.

Sookie is generally content with her lot in life, which is small town life, and this may annoy more ambitious readers. I have some sympathy for her, having grown up in a s
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Nicole
Dec 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
***November Review***

Reading this again was great. I always love to see Alcide. OMG I want those two together so bad. I don't know if I like him more than Sam but pretty sure I do. The sexual tension between those two is OFF the charts. Also I think Sookie is smart for rescinding the invitations of Bill and Eric at the end of this one. She needs to stay away from both of them - they don't really seem to care about her safety at all.
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I fe
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Timothy Urges
Sex and blood and silly fun.
Lara
Oct 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2008
Notes: This is, for now, my favourite book in the series and it's not a coincidence that Bill goes missing for the most of it.
I'm quite torn about this series since, while I like the stories a lot and I'm curious about what'll happen next, I can't stand very much 2 of the major characters: Sookie & Bill. I find both of them quite annoying & their relationship just doesn't trasmit me anything...however for 2 I don't like there are some I love! First of all Eric that I liked from the star
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Beth The Vampire
The air was cold and wet, and if you stood still for a moment the chilling damp would creep into your bones. I could tell the temperature was taking a dive, and the bright sky of the morning was a fond memory. It was an appropriate day to dump a body.

Sookie Stackhouse, waitress, telepath, is new to the wider supernatural world, especially given her relationship with vampire Bill Compton. However, Bill becomes MIA, and Sookie is informed that he has taken up with an old girlfriend and then manage
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Amanda
Dec 22, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bloodsuckers, blog
Finally, I'm able to give a Charlaine Harris novel a 4 star. Club Dead is the best in the series and you can tell that Harris is beginning to work through some of the weaknesses that I've noted in the first two books. One thing that Harris has done right is to realize that, once the star-crossed lovers finally get together, the audience's interest begins to wane. As an audience, we want the "will they, won't they" tension. In Dead Until Dark, we have that tension between Sookie and Bill. In Livi ...more
Marianne
Dec 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Club Dead is the third book in the Sookie Stackhouse series by popular American author, Charlaine Harris. Lately, her boyfriend Bill seems to be completely engrossed in the computer project he has taken on for the (vampire) Queen of Louisiana, leaving Sookie bored and frustrated. And then, suddenly, he is heading for Seattle and leaving her instructions in case he does not return. Weeks later, no Bill and suddenly, Eric, the boss of Area 5’s vampires, assigns her a vampire bodyguard. And he has ...more
The Library Lady
Feb 17, 2009 rated it it was ok
Save for the cheesy dramas made of Danielle Steele's crappy books,I have never preferred books transferred to the screen. (In the case of Steele's books, at least on screen the characters become 3 dimensional). But in the case of the Sookie Stackhouse books, I am going to make another exception to the rule.

The HBO series True Blood in raunchy, violent and vulgar, but it is also fabulously entertaining. And by introducing other 3 dimensional characters and other plot lines it doesn't force Sookie
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Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over thirty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Charlaine lives in Texas now, and all of her children and grandchildren are within easy driving distance.

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