Dead Ever After Download by Charlaine Harris Click Here to Download the Book Sookie Stackhouse finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene when she wants her job back at Merlotteâ€™s. After all, Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. But her relationship with Eric Northman is not so clearcut. He and his vampires are keeping their distanceâ€Śand a cold silence. And when Sookie learns the reason why, she is devastated. Then a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime. But the evidence against Sookie is weak, and she makes bail. Investigating the killing, sheâ€™ll learn that what passes for truth in Bon Temps is only a convenient lie. What passes for justice is more spilled blood. And what passes for love is never enough.
Reviews After reading previous entries in the series, I thought I knew Charlaine Harris and Sookie Stackhouse quite well, but it turns out that I couldn't have been more wrong. Needless to say after completing the latest chapter Dead Ever After, I'm blown away like usual. However, the lingering implications and semantic echoes of this tantalizingly dreadful opus, have remained prevalent in my range of trans-literary convulsion. The opening of the tale is on par with that of any other of the Stackhouse adventures, but the reader does not have to wait long before the plot twists into a nearly unrecognizable soiree of hallucinogenic chaos. After drinking the blood of an LSD-addled 1960s time traveler, Sookie on an apparent acid trip is confronted by her maker, Charlaine Harris herself. This author-turned-god accompanies her creation through an acrid landscape of monetary displacement and masturbatory regret. Following an intense encounter with a transsexual postal worker and a satanic hot dog vendor, Stackhouse, thanks to her creator, soon becomes privy to the horrible truth that has loomed silently over her entire existence. Easily the most cerebral and subversive of Harris'work, Dead Ever After is certain to leave its mark upon your conscience in the same fashion that the library patron previous to me left his stains upon the book itself.
Wow! I am going to miss Sookie and all of her friends but I like to think of how she will live out the rest of her days because she might be a fictional person that someone else brought to life but we are the ones who can remember her how ever we want. That it the wonderful thing about books. Don't like it, don't read it. End of story. This is what writers do, they make a world that they see in their own mind and write it down to share with others. You don't like what they have to say? Then walk away from it and move on to something else. Think you can tell a better story? Then by all means, go write one yourself. But if you didn't like it, don't be an a-hole and ruin it for others and by all means be nice enough to at least thank the author for sharing her hard work. We don't come down to your job and give on line reviews of how we feel you suck because we don't like how you do something. I don't normally write this much of a review (and I know I'm not totally talking about the story it's self) but I feel that with all that has happened to Ms. Harris and her work being trashed left and right for deciding to end the series and then not ending it the way YOU wanted it to end, I feel you are all being rude and self centered. Do you think Ms. Harris should have called you up and asked you how you wanted it to end? Then written a book costumed tailored to you? Get over it! Post that you didn't like the way the story ended and move on. Pick up another book and live in their world for awhile. Do it again and again and enjoy it or put the book down and walk away. That is all on you. I read one comment that some said how they were pissed that Sookie didn't end up with the person they wanted her to be with and that Ms. Harris knew her readers wanted it ended with this other person so why the hell didn't she do that?! Really?! Wow! If you are dating or even wanting to be with someone you want to be with but your family and friends and maybe even some complete strangers, want you to be with some else, are you just going to go be with that person just because others want you to? I'm hoping you would have more respect for yourself then that. When authors write, the characters are an extension of them selfs. If they want someone to be with someone else, guess what?! Totally their right to do. I've said it before and I say it again, thank you Ms. Harris for sharing your world with us. I loved ever minute of it. And I look forward to what you come up with next.
I felt Charlaine Harris remained true to the series and Sookie and felt the ending was pretty much the only way it could have ended. I have read every book multiple times and listened to them on on audiobook many, many times. What I think people need to keep in mind is that this is a urban fantasy series not a paranormal romance. One of things I have enjoyed the most is the reoccurring secondary characters which has made Sookie's world much richer for me. For True Blood lovers who started with the show first, you can not compare the two. They are so loosely connected that they are really two separate entities, so don't read the books expecting the same, then complain about the differences. I was not thrilled with the prologue and think the elements it provides could have been written into the story another way, but it was short, provided needed info and Harris wanted to do something different. So what? Why say it was written by someone else?!? I enjoyed the story and getting caught up with all the characters, many of whom are given a sort of "ending" to their mini stories. For those not happy with Sookie's and the other endings, really, did you expect Harris to write several pages of Jason and Michelle married, had 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls, one named Sookie. Jason continued to work for the township and they died peacefully at 75. Jane Bodehouse continued to live with her son and drink at Merlotte's until dying of cirrhosis at 60.? Sookie's story goes on, Harris will just not be writing it but she did provide some type of closure ensuring that Bon Temps and it's people go on. As for what happens to Sookie in the end, if you've read every book and have listened to what she said (and is repeated so clearly in this book), it was the only true to Sookie possible ending. So you loved this character, or that character and this one did that, blah, blah, blah and Sookie was so blah, blah, blah. They are written like real people with FLAWS. Sookie stayed true to herself with her choices, no matter how some of the haters wanted her to choose someone else. I enjoyed the book for the reason I've enjoyed all the rest in the series: a great cast of flawed characters, a little action and a human heroine who isn't really an a$$kicker, but rises to the occasion to save the ones she cares about.
Okay...I really really liked how it ended. If you think about it, the ending is the only one that makes sense if Sookie stays true to herself as a human being (albeit with powers). She loves her family and friends and honestly, I liked how it left it a little open ended...with her just being herself. Can't say more or I'll spoil it!
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