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12 people found this helpful
on 24 September 2011
I simply love the series and thought this might give me an insight into the way it was created and where things are going ( bill, bill, bill please charlaine let it be bill!!) - what really really disappointed me was that maybe 1/3 of it was taken up with summaries of the series - I've READ the books - i don't need or want a summary!! Thats the main reason for the low star rating, just a waste on me. The character summaries were intesting but having read the series twice now ( and only found it in june...) i've pretty much worked how who's who although some did give an insight into motivation of the character and reasons for their actions. If i'd bought this before reading the books maybe i'd have got more out of this section. I'm not into quizzes at all so that section was wasted on me - i simply skipped past it, the recipies were interesting but as an extra only - they add nothing integral to the books, for instance i've always wondered what hush puppies were, here in uk they're a brand of shoe! I really liked the emails between bill and eric - gave an insight ionto their relationship and think more like that would have been great, I loved the short story about sams brothers wedding - i'd like to read the other short stories but for some reason they're not available on kindle :( and i'm not a short story fan but these seem more "novella" style so i'd enjoy them.
altogtherI would have liked more original material included for the price - 8.99 for this is way overpriced. If I hadn't expected to get more original info i'd never have bought it - now i've read it and thats that - its not like the series which i'll read and re read. and am waiting very impatiently for the next book ....just to reiterate - bill for sookie, bill for sookie.