Friday, June 21, 2013

Book Review: The Sookie Stackhouse Companion – Charlaine Harris

The Sookie Stackhouse Companion
Charlaine Harris has topped the bestseller charts and become a nationwide phenomenon, thanks to the unconventional, and otherworldly life of Sookie Stackhouse.  Now take a closer look at Sookie and her family, friends, enemies, adventures, and-of course-the lovers who set her world on fire…

Visit Bon Temps, the small Louisiana town that Sookie calls home, with a detailed map created by Charlaine herself, and learn the characteristics of the supernaturals who live there: vampires, two-natured, and fae.  Examine all the branches of Sookie’s family tree.  And eavesdrop on the private conversations between rival vampires Eric and Bill.

Also, enjoy the compelling, never-before-published novella “Small-Town Wedding,” in which Sookie accompanies her shape-shifting boss, Sam, to his brother’s wedding in Texas, where happily-ever-after seems very far away…

Exclusive interviews with True Blood creator Alan Ball and author Charlaine Harris- complied from fan questions-will satisfy your craving for all things Sookie, as will trivia questions, recipes (including Caroline Bellefleur’s famous chocolate cake!”, and a concordance to the Sookie Stackhouse novels.

3/5 stars (liked it)

I liked the map of Bon Temps that was included in this book.  It was fun to see the places that have been mentioned in the book and where they are in relation to one another.  The short story “Small-Town Wedding” gave us a peek into Sam’s family life and more of his background.  Sookie and Sam go to Texas to attend Sam’s brother’s wedding but of course things in the supernatural world do not ever go according to plan.  The rest of the book includes a summary of all the books, which I skimmed.  But at the end of each summary it has private conversations between Eric and Bill which I found interesting.  The rest of the book is interviews with Alan Ball and Charlaine Harris and other interesting tidbits.

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