Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday Reads: After Dead by Charlaine Harris

This book is simply an alphabetical listing of the characters from the Southern Vampire series and details of what happened to them after the series ended.

It could also be called "Who was that character, anyway?"

Seriously.  If a name was mentioned in the series - she wrote a blurb about what happened to them.  And, quite honestly - I didn't know half of the characters in there.

and the ones I did care about (Sam, Eric, Quinn etc), well, their blurbs were so short and detail-less that I was just disappointed.  The only good thing about it was that it was a really fast read.  Less than an hour of my life that I can never get back.

I think it's safe to just close the door on this series now.  True Blood is ending after this next season - perhaps the books can be laid to rest as well.

1 comment:

  1. I really liked the books and chewed them up as they came out. We have the last one, forget the name, but I haven't read it yet. Not the fault of the book, I haven't read hardly anything but my work in the last couple of months. I think what killed it for me was the TV series. My buddies raved about it. We finally got the DVD's and I mostly enjoyed the first season. I slogged through the second season, mostly disappointed. While watching the first episode in the 3rd season I realized I didn't care about most of the characters, and stopped watching.

    The problem with books like this one, is that it's essentially author ideas and backstory they couldn't work into the books. If it was important to understand what happened to a character after the book was over, then the book wouldn't be over, would it? Sometimes when you see just the book or a movie, it's magical. Then when/if a behind the scenes, expanded world, backstory, whatever you want to call it appears, it can destroy the magic.

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