I would like to point out that from what I've seen, one of the reasons that it's been given negative ratings is due to the number inconsistencies in 'After Dead' which defeats the purpose of this little book. How can a book, that's meant to serve as an epilogue for the characters, neatly wraps things up when it hold a large number of inconsistencies? I realise that this has been a recurring problem with the Sookie Stackhouse series but considering this is supposed to be the "final word" to the series, shouldn't there be more care and attention to detail when Charlaine Harris was writing this?
For instance, it seems that two minor characters, Dixie and Dixen Mayhew, are were-panthers from Hotshot as stated in the books and in the Companion book. However, in 'After Dead' it specifically says that these two are werewolves. Many people are also wondering how Sookie is able to have her wedding reception at Fangtasia when, apparently, in the last book she is told that she's banned from entering the club. I've also read that a character somehow "caught" lupus, even though that simply cannot be the case.
I'm just wondering what your thoughts are on this.