Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris

Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Ace
Genre: Mystery
Pages: 208
Challenges: Reliquiae Challenge

Simple Description:
This is actually a compilation of all the short stories that the author had written with Sookie as the main charactor, so far anyway. I believe there is another short story being published later this year so of course that wasn't included. I believe there were 4 stories in all.

I am glad I read the introduction, the author tells you when they stories were originally published - as in what is the timeline between these stories and the actual books.

Now what you really want to know....my thoughts:
I thought the stories were fun. They were fast reads, they were short and to the point. I think it would have been more fun to read the stories between the other books, as they were written, but it was still fun to read them.

If you haven't read the short stories yet and are a fan, I recommend this book.

I know I know, not the best review but with this type of book, you can't really get into the stories. They are so short and cute/fun, I figured an over-all review would be good enough.

This book is part of my collection and was either bought or given to me.


bermudaonion said...

I've only read the first Sookie book, so I don't think I'll try this - at least not right now.

Kris said...

Bermudaonion - yeah - it wouldn't make sense to you right now,but would be good if you continue with the series.

Serena said...

I've seen this in the bookstore. I've thought about picking it up, but I think I need to complete the book series for the challenge first!

Kris said...

Serena - I would actually recommend getting it and then reading the short stories in-between the regular books in the series. She tells you where they fall in place according to the series, so shouldn't be hard. I just think it would be more fun that way.