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Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #3)

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Sookie's boyfriend has been very distant-in another state, distant. Now she's off to Mississippi to mingle with the underworld at Club Dead-a little haunt where the vampire elite go to chill out. But when she finally finds Bill--caught in an act of betrayal--she's not sure whether to save him...or sharpen some stakes.
ebook, 199 pages
Published September 1st 2006 (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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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 Tatiana 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 Fabian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Sh3lly ✨ Bring on the Weird ✨
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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Karly *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 _inbetween_ rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
Jilly
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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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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Courtney
Apr 03, 2017 Courtney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of: adult paranormal stories, crime mysteries, vampires and the HBO show True Blood
Shelves: 2017-read
"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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Caroline
Dec 29, 2008 Caroline 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 Heather 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
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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Geraldine O'Hagan
Sep 26, 2011 Geraldine O'Hagan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Maria Clara
Jun 04, 2016 Maria Clara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Lara
Oct 16, 2008 Lara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Amanda
Dec 22, 2008 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog, bloodsuckers
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 Marianne 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
Zoey
Jul 27, 2012 Zoey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The 3rd instalment in the Sookie Stackhouse series. Club Dead again finds Sookie in a bad situation thanks to her new Vampire “friends”, but she also seems to have Vampire Bill, Vampire Eric & Werewolf Alcide all vying for her attention as well. I guess every cloud has a silver lining. Myself, I would probably choose Alcide or maybe Eric The Sookie Stackhouse novels are light, fast & fun reads. Definitely enjoyable. ...more
Stepheny
Sep 02, 2015 Stepheny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
-1 star for werewolves.
Lauren
Club Dead
4 Stars

When her vampire boyfriend goes missing on a mysterious business trip, Sookie Stackhouse is shocked and saddened to learn that her relationship with Bill is not what she believed it to be. Determined to track him down and give him a piece of her mind, Sookie enlists the aid of enigmatic vampire boss, Eric Northam, who sends her to Jackson, Mississippi to learn what she can from the local supernaturals at their sinister stomping grounds known as Club Dead.

Although there are a hos
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The Library Lady
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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Katie Michaels
Mar 11, 2011 Katie Michaels rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, sookie
My, what a difference one book can make! This is the book that changes the Sookie Stackhouse series from the Sookie and Bill Show into so much more.

As the story begins, a chasm is growing between Bill and Sookie. She feels the distance, but is still surprised and hurt when he tells her he is taking an extended business trip and won't be honest about the details. After he is gone a short time, his vampire-boss Eric comes to Sookie to tell her Bill has disappeared. To make matters worse, Bill had
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Kristin ❋extols death with luminescent brilliance❋
Buddy read with Karly for late February/early March 2015




A-Z and PopSugar Challenge with Karly and Jess

A book based on or turned into a TV show - Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3)
H = Harris. Charlaine

2.5 stars

So I actually liked this one a LOT better than the first two. However, Sookie is still the very definition of a dumb blonde and basically lets herself be treated as a possession and overall doormat. And Bill, ick, still not a fan. Eric as always is charming in his sexy, sleaziness and again
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Brad
May 04, 2009 Brad rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
For the first third of Club Dead, my same old complaint about Sookie Stackhouse was widening and deepening, and I thought it was finally going to take its toll on my enjoyment of Charlaine Harris’ books. Even now, even after Harris won me back and entertained the hell out of me, I am still not sure how I feel about Sookie’s behaviour, and I fear for my long term enjoyment of the series.

You see, Sookie is a hypocrite of gargantuan proportions.

From Dead Until Dark to Club Dead, Sookie has made o
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Inara
Honeymoon seems to be over and everyday life has come to Sookies and Bills relationship. And that Bill has a secret mission he isnt inclined to talk about and even leaves on a secret business trip doesnt improve things either. One night Eric (Bills charismatic vampire boss) shows up and reveals Sookie that Bill wants to leave her and has gone back to his former vampire lover Lorena. Not only that this news are bad enough Eric tells her also that Bill has been kidnapped and he needs Sookies help ...more
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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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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Sookie Stackhouse (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
  • Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2)
  • 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 Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)

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