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4.0 out of 5 stars What did people expect? A worthy follow up!, 8 Nov. 2013
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This review is from: After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse (Hardcover)
I'm not really sure what the people that were giving negative reviews were expecting - the Sookie Stackhouse series ended with 'Dead Ever After' and so there will be no more stories. This book isn't advertised as such, and given the number of characters it covers, it can't give whole stories to explain them all.
It's set out as an 'encyclopedia' - alphabetically covering characters that have appeared through the series and letting us know what happened in their lives after the events of 'Dead Ever After'.
Sure, some of the entries could have been a bit more expanded for the core characters (hence my only giving four stars rather than five), but really there's limited space given the number of people it needs to cover. Also, some of it is quite tongue in cheek and so a sense of humour is needed when reading it. Otherwise, some of the more flippant entries will seem a bit odd.
If you're after another chapter in the Sookie Stackhouse series, then don't read this. But it's never claimed to be, which is why I think it's a shame that it's being given such flack; it neatly wraps up the series and I for one enjoyed flicking through it.
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Initial post: 27 Nov 2013 00:18:17 GMT
Izzy says:
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.
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