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The Sookie Stackhouse Companion (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood) Hardcover – August 30, 2011

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"Can’t get enough of Sookie Stackhouse, then grab a copy of this comprehensive guide filled with a complete rundown on her many adventures and so much more." — monstersandcritics.com

“Can’t get enough of Sookie Stackhouse? Then grab a copy of this comprehensive guide filled with a complete rundown on her many adventures and so much more.”—Monsters and Critics

“Harris has whipped up a companion piece spiced nicely for a variety of palates, sprinkled deliciously with her trademark humor.”—Tulsa World

“For the Sookie Stackhouse series fan, this book is an absolute must. It delves deeper into the series and it’s always fun to get the author’s point-of-view about the characters and world she has created. This book can tide fans over until the next book or next season of True Blood.”—The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

“A fun read, a satisfying Sookie fix, and a good resource…Consider The Sookie Stackhouse Companion a fun addition to your Sookie library.”—Tor.com

“This is a true companion book to a great urban fantasy series!...Edited by Charlaine Harris herself, this book offers the ultimate guide to the ‘Sookieverse’ and it is set out in such a way that it will please even the most hardcore fans out there… I cannot say how thankful I felt for this book and I cannot believe that anyone who has followed the series will not feel the same gratitude and pleasure for this little gift. It is really for the fans and that reflects on the quality of the work: meticulous, funny, and touching! If you praise yourself to be a Sookie Stackhouse avid (or even more moderate) fan then this book should be already devoured by you!”—Love Vampires  

About the Author

Charlaine Harris writes both fantasies and mysteries.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Ace; 1st edition (August 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441019714
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441019717
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #360,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By TVDIVA VINE VOICE on August 31, 2011
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Like most fans I have read every Sookie Stackhouse novel and short story, and religiously watch True Blood every Sunday. I kept my own list on the order of the novels and short stories, and had lots of questions on how Charlaine Harris created the Sookie Universe and its characters. This book answered all my questions and then some.

First and foremost, I want to give a special shout out to Beverly Battillo and Victoria Koski who both appear to have provided a lot of information to make this companion a keeper.

Here is a quick rundown of what is in the book based on the Kindle version:

1) A map of Bon Temps (which is microscopic in the Kindle version.)

2) A four chapter short story called Small Town Wedding by Charlaine Harris

3) Life in Bon Temps by Victoria Koski - great timeline and recap of all the books (this is a really fun read)

4) Sookie Short Stories and Related Material - Charlaine Harris explains how and why she created the short stories, etc.

5) Vampires, Two Natured and Fairies Oh My!
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This book has been a long time in the making, and unfortunately, it did not live up to my expectations at all. The biggest problem, from my perspective, is the lack of Harris' direct involvement. Her contributions to the book are so minimal that I really have to question the judgment of the publisher in declaring the book to have been "edited by Charlaine Harris." I have read numerous "unofficial companions" to the Harry Potter series, mostly written by fans. I own, but have not yet read, the Companion to Meyer's Twilight series, and I thoroughly enjoyed Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Companion (though it is now quite dated). So, I'm not unfamiliar with this general concept, and I was very disappointed by the overall product in terms of the direct involvement of the author. If this was mainly an effort by selected fans, it should have been marketed as a fan-created tribute.

The short story/novella about Sookie's journey with Sam to attend his brother's wedding is mildly entertaining. I could not immediately discern that the events in this short story will have much of an effect on the series as a whole. Harris does not really excel in the short story format in my opinion, and like others, I am somewhat annoyed that some critical information is allegedly being imparted in these short stories. I am not a huge fan of the short story in general though, so I am perfectly willing to cut some slack on this front.

However, when I bought the Companion, I did not expect that the bulk of it was the work of several moderators on Harris' fan-page boards. If Harris did actually edit and approve Koski's summaries of the books, I am extremely disappointed in her artistic integrity.
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This book is a collection of odds and ends relating to the series of Sookie Stackhouse novels. It contains a map, a novella relating to the series written by the author, a synopsis of the yet incomplete series by Victoria Koski, brief comments on the related short stories and the creatures in the series by the author, Sookie's family tree, a short section of trivia questions about the series by Beverly Battillo and Victoria Koski, some recipes, an interview of Alan Ball regarding the as yet unfinished True Blood series on HBO, a brief overview of other books by Charlaine Harris, an article about the Charlaine Harris fan club, an interview with the author, and a lengthy guide to the characters by Victoria Koski.

The novella, "Small Town Wedding" supposedly impacts the course of the series. It is not a bad story, revolving around the wedding of the brother of Sookie's boss Sam. What should be a simple happy excursion becomes a potentially violent challenge. I enjoyed reading it.

The map, family tree, interviews, trivia questions, and recipes were momentarily diverting but ultimately probably not worth buying the book.

The synopsis of the series and character guide by Victoria Koski puzzled me. The information was accurate to a point but was written from a shockingly biased point of view. Rather than simply reviewing the series, she often inserts her own interpretations of events, dwells on some happenings, and completely omits mention of other events. She frequently makes use of emotionally loaded descriptions, apparently in an attempt to persuade the reader to accept a particular interpretation. I found this quite troubling because the entire book is apparently sanctioned by the author, and I am at a loss to explain why she might do this.
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