Has anyone read the Sookie Stackhouse Companion? I was dissapointed with the Sookie short stories that was released earlier this year.
So, sucker that I am, I went and pre-ordered the next Sookie book, due out 5/1 - Deadlocked. I wasn't thrilled with the last one, but I might as well stick it out until the series dies. Hoping this next installment is a bit better!
You can tell when an author is running out of plots or is getting burned out on a character...their writing suffers. Same thing is happening with Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. The newer ones aren't bad, they just aren't as good as the earlier ones.
Anyone reading the new book? I'm seriously not liking it. The writing is terrible and rushed. I'll finish it because I paid for it but I really think it will be my last.
It's not in my budget at the moment, so I'll be waiting a while. I'm not surprised that it's not great. Authors often can't sustain quality in a series, especially a popular one where their editor and fans are clamoring for a new book instantly. Anne Rice used to be a good writer, but then she started putting out what I call "first draft novels."
I'll read the new book, but maybe not in hardcover.
I read the newest one out of obligation got it on my kindle. I've read all the rest of them too and really honestly felt the series was having trouble with sustaining at some point after book 4 and especially after she really started A LOT of characters and creatures and what not. Because i was never into the fairy story lines this book did nothing for me. It didn't even really move the interpersonal relationships anywhere that i like to read about in these books. I feel sometimes, to a degree, the show is influencing her writing sometimes. I really felt that in the last book which I also didn't like a whole lot either but feel it in this book as well.
My main complaint as always with this series is that there are so many characters and I just don't care about them. I sitting there scratching my head trying to differentiate Alcide and Quinn at one point which I could do when they were each first introduced but now that we've gone into so many of the rest of the weres and like 500 fairies each with a name. Not to mention the small army of vampires and hten the humans who I also couldn't keep straight. Forget it.