Thursday 27 October 2011


Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
Read by Johanna Parker
Book 3 of the Sookie Stackhouse series
Format: audiobook

Genre: adult urban fantasy

About Club Dead:
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 betrayal. This raises serious doubts as to whether she should save him or start sharpening a few stakes of her own ...
Source: Info in the About Club Dead was taken from GoodReads at on 12/09/2011.

My Thoughts:
I listened to this audiobook after I watched True Blood Season 3. As opposed to me reading the books before I watched Seasons 1 & 2. I can tell you that Season 3 has deviated a lot from the book. I also started getting confused between scenes from the show and scenes from the book! But one thing remains the same, the Stackhouses, they are still as stupid as ever. For some reason I could tolerate their stupidity a bit better with the show than with the book... Or it could be that their TSTL (too stupid to live) schtik is not as glaringly obvious in the show as oppose to the books...

The world building is marvellous as per usual, but I did not like the ending too much. It ended the main plot in the story but left too much hanging. I know, I know, marketing ploy... but I find it just a little annoying with this book. However, this is also the book which introduced us to Alcide Herveaux! Though Alcide in the book is not as hot as Joe Manganiello. So that's a score in favour of the show! On top of that, we see a little bit more Sookie-Eric interaction which shows us an Eric who is an anti-hero we could love. This notches up the intrigue of the love triangle between Sookie, Eric, and Bill which I believe will keep fans hooked.

Overall, this book is not too bad, however I am just not very tolerant of Sookie's TSTL act so I'd give this book a 3 out of 5.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story Telling Quality = 4
World Building = 5
Character Development = 3
Plot = 3.5
Pace = N/A
Story Itself = 4
Ending = 3
Narration = 4.5

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 cherries

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  1. Sorry to hear it's a little on the eee side of things. But thanks for sharing with us on this one.

  2. Oh yes she will continue to be TSTL. I did finally give up, but I will read the last book when it comes out

  3. I agree, not my favorite in the series...the beginning books were much better - but I'll still keep reading because I love their world and the characters.


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