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That book left me feeling that Donna Andrews was decorating the narrative with little bits and bobs from the past entries, and had in fact lost interest in doing anything new with it.
Charlaine Harris hasn't lost interest in Sookie, at least not visibly. Sookie and Eric and Bill and Pam and Sam Likewise Sookie's fairy family.
Sookie's life changes, not to say that Langslow's doesn't, but Sookie's life-changes come out of a story being told that has its arc.
I didn't feel that in the other case. And this isn't to say that I've loved every Sookie book. A few have been middle books, in that they gave the whole arc a push forward but in and of themselves weren't that satisfying.
But it's crucial to note that, each and every time I've read a Sookie book, I've felt Harris's authorial presence making something happen. And after 12 books, she's still in it, still working out the ideas and making them happen in prose that's got a voice, that's made an effort to please my aesthetic sense and still make me laugh.
Harris is still out to seduce me. View all 11 comments. Jan 28, Lisa rated it it was ok Shelves: Worst of all, the excitement of spinning something new begins to fade.
The work starts to feel like work, and for most writ While reading Deadlocked , the latest novel in the Sookie Stackhouse series, I was reminded of a quote by Stephen King from On Writing: The work starts to feel like work, and for most writers that is the smooch of death.
The characters have become stale, and the pacing and plot are all over the place. I don't get the sense that Harris got any enjoyment out of writing Deadlocked and I certainly didn't get much enjoyment out of reading it.
The plot was almost nonexistent. I honestly don't think that Harris had enough story to fill three additional book when she signed that final book deal.
As a result, this book is packed with a lot of boring filler about mundane tasks like filling out IRS tax forms and checking email.
Harris also spends an entire paragraph talking about the installation of employee lockers at Merlotte's, I kid you not.
The fairy storyline continues to bore me. The only positive thing I can say about the plot is that it looks like the fairies may be gone for good this time so I won't have to read about them too much in the next book, although I won't be surprised if they make an appearance.
The characters also feel like flat cardboard cutouts, completely unrecognizable from how they were at the beginning of the series. Sookie spends an extraordinary amount of time being angry and pitying herself.
Harris continues to trash Eric's character in order to justify Sookie ending up with someone else view spoiler [Sam hide spoiler ].
Even Bill, who I never liked, seems to have lost what little spark he had. He spends all of his time pining over Sookie and creepily showing up at her house randomly.
Alcide continues to be unlikable, and pretty much every female character who catches the attention of one of Sookie's many love interests both current and former turns out to be evil in some way.
It's sad to see what has become of this once entertaining series. I will be reading the next installment but only because it's the last in the series and I hate to leave things unfinished when I'm this close to the end.
Jul 06, Ferdy rated it did not like it. A truly torturous reading experience. I can't believe that there was a time in the past that I actually used to enjoy this series.
The books have gone from fairly entertaining to just plain atrocious. The plot was dull and predictable and it also reminded me of plots from the previous books.
The writing was absolutely horrendous - I thought the writing in most YA books was bad but this is on a whole other level.
I would have probably been able to overlook the writing if it had something else goi A truly torturous reading experience. I would have probably been able to overlook the writing if it had something else going for it like I don't know, the plot, the heroine, the characters or even the romance.
I'm just glad I lent it of a friend instead of actually wasting my own money on it. Sookie is one of the worst heroines EVER. Just a few of the things Sookie says and does that make her such an insufferable bitchdog: She sounded like she was on heat or something.
The way Sookie compares how her great grandfather holds her and how Eric does is beyond disturbing - why would anyone even think to compare the two?!
Her obsession with good manners and making sure things were presentable was just ridiculous. What was the point of it?! It made Sookie sound like an old woman instead of a 20 something year old.
There's paragraph after paragraph of Sookie describing all the mundane things she does - like getting ready for work, cooking, cleaning and all the boring little jobs she did at work - how does that pass for entertainment?!
Where's the actual effing plot?! Any woman that gets involved with the men in her life are either lacking in some way or are psycho bitches - no one is good enough for her men.
She blames women for every thing bad that happens, heaven forbid one of her boys actually be responsible for their own actions.
When Sookie sees Eric all over another girl she excuses Eric's behaviour and puts all the blame on the girl. Sookie cares far more about the men in her life and all the feelings they have than she does about any of her female friends.
She gets pissed when she thinks Sam's happy in his relationship when her relationship with Eric's on the rocks. What a complete cow - what kind of person would want a friend to be unhappy just because they were?!
She just doesn't care, she actually thinks they deserve it. Yet, if Eric or one of her other lover boys hurts anyone, she's not bothered but if someone dares to hurt her boys or her, she's all about punishing them - the hypocrite.
I've never really liked Sookie all that much, but at least before I could enjoy other characters like Eric, Pam, Quinn and Alcide.
Unfortunately Eric's gone from a powerful, enigmatic and dangerous love interest into a weak, needy, boring emo that gets pushed around by Sookie.
Yet, even at his worst, I still can't understand what he sees in bitchdog Sookie. I got tired of Eric constantly referring to Sookie as his lover - it wasn't romantic it was just cringey.
Pam was a shadow of her former self - what happened to her humour, charm and attitude?! All of the characters were just absolute rubbish. I believe there's only one book left, I've put up with the series for this long so I might just read the next one for completion's sake.
I definitely won't be buying it though - I'll just have to borrow it of a friend. Sad to say I'm not even looking forward to this one. Things are definitely winding down and loose ends are being tied up.
We're no closer to knowing who Sookie will end up with if anyone. I'll see her journey through to the end because after all the shit she's had to endure I want to see her happy.
Finge Sad to say I'm not even looking forward to this one. Fingers crossed these past few lackluster books are paving the way to a kickass, awesome final book.
View all 27 comments. I am a long-time fan of the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, I bought the first 8 books in the box set and read each of them at least 3 times 5 times each.
I have bought each successive book, and I will admit that the last books have been a bit under-whelming. However, I absolutely love Sookie Stackhouse, she is the girl next door, but she does have "extras.
In Deadlocked, Sookie's relationship with Eric is on-the-rocks, big time. Eric is a vampire with major political struggles going on.
His king is in town, investigating the death of a vampire Eric killed and a Vampire Queen is in town trying to snag Eric away from Sookie for good.
Meanwhile, the were's and fairies are causing trouble for Sookie as well. Sookie is surrounded by supernatural problems and getting tired of dealing with the supes all the time.
I will hand it to Charlaine Harris, Deadlocked is definitely better than the last 2 books have been. I was caught up in the story the whole way through, I never wanted to put the book down.
I kept wanting Sookie to stand up for herself, to really put Eric in his place. In the first half of the book, I felt that Sookie was letting Eric and others walk all over her.
She caved to Eric, the fairies, the police I just wanted her to show her spunk, that spunk that we all know she has. Sookie spends so much time being polite and taking care of others needs that she neglects to address all the problems in her own life.
In the second half, Sookie does start standing up for herself a bit, she starts getting real with herself about the Eric situation there is still a lot to be desired there though.
As for the humans in Sookie's life, they are all moving forward, Sookie's brother Jason has a serious girlfriend, Tara is uber pregnant, Halleigh is having her baby.
Sookie starts feeling a bit left behind from her human friends and family. As to the fairies, the whole fairy situation in Deadlocked is a bit confusing, but Charlaine Harris manages to answer some questions from previous books and sets the stage to wrap-up the series.
I really liked Deadlocked because for the first time in several books, more questions are answered than asked. As Charlaine Harris sets the stage to complete the series with the next book, some story lines are wrapped up, and the final story lines are set in motion I think.
Deadlocked is a whirlwind of a book, all the prominent characters from the series are at least mentioned even a cameo from a certain were-tiger , and all the various groups of supernaturals are tied together in the drama surrounding Sookie.
In many ways, the ending was unexpected, but not all together surprising. When I finished Deadlocked, I was so excited by how it ended that I wished I could pick up book 13 right then and there, just to see how it will all come together or apart.
Don't get me wrong, the book doesn't end on a cliff-hanger, but Charlaine Harris does a fantastic job of building the anticipation for the next book.
Deadlocked is a very solid installment in the exceptional Sookie Stackhouse series. The characters are memorable and intriguing, and in the paranormal world Charlaine Harris has built, you never know what will happen next for Sookie.
I do miss the strong, confident Sookie, but I have high hopes for the final book of the series. There is a lot to Deadlocked, and I really enjoyed reading it, I enjoyed this book so much more than the last few, and I am so happy to share my thoughts with you.
Paranormal and urban fantasy readers, the Sookie Stackhouse series is an absolute favorite of mine. View all 14 comments. Feb 24, Elizabeth marked it as to-read Shelves: I think I'll read this book next year when the final Sookie book comes out.
No offense Charlaine but you should have ended the series at book 9,because after that the series started to suck. View all 5 comments.
Before I absorb what I read and comment further, here is a positive review of the book. I felt a little better after reading this review.
Please read the good review before I rant a little. I did agree with much of what SVB said in her review. She always has fabulous insights into the series.
I had some problems with this book. I gave it a VERY generous 3 stars. Bon Temps citizens are obsessed with fried pickles and apparently, Merlotte's sells a lot of them.
Sookie wastes a lot of book time running errands that do not move the story forward. I'm not the only one who thought this.
CH spent oodles of time recapping events instead of giving us a meatier story. Sookie is still a brat, and although she has grown up in some ways, she still needs to get a clue.
I will give her credit for realizing that she is the cause of a number of Eric's difficult situations instead of blaming the vamps for all the negative drama in her life.
Sook was a stupid idiot for going with the weres. You would have thought that she would have learned something by now. Her little voice told her not to go, and she disregarded it.
I am so sick of the werewolf shit. Up until now, we have not had a reason to seriously dislike de Castro. Shall we just say that Victor must have been a favored protegee.
Both Eric and Sookie are feeling the effects of not having the blood bond to keep them in synch. Clearly the honeymoon is over and they are still not dealing with moving toward any common goals.
They are still keeping things from each other and both are quick to assume the guilt of the other. Jealousy is in full swing.
I wanted to smack the shit out of Eric and Sookie for not facing their feelings and relationship issues. They are so busy working against each other to work together as they have in the past to figure things out.
The fae storyline was wrapped up while leaving many things unanswered and choppy. Niall is an ass and seriously creepy.
All of the fae were inappropriate about a lot of things. Many of Sook's suitors were eliminated as prospects. Seriously, did we need the putty tat Quinn back to show that he is still as much of an ass and as pathetic as always?
Eric didn't give Sook a birthday present? There were too many TB references here i. That is a TB Bill line. At least there weren't as many of TB references as the last book.
Sookie didn't go with Tara to the hospital when she was having the twins? What kind of friend is she? Yet she does something magnanimous to save another friend.
Bill dared to chastise someone else for ogling Eric's woman when he does it himself and calls her sweetheart when they are alone. Not nearly enough Eric Northman.
Eric was very un-Eric like in this book. It seems that in their post-coital bliss they usually have some meaningful dialogue and talk about their lives and day-to-day issues.
That didn't happen here, and it needed to happen. I'm not saying that sex solves everything but that closeness is vital to them as they relate to each other.
Without some closeness and caring, they will drift farther apart and will be less likely to deal. We were introduced to Freyda up close and personal.
I can understand her reasoning for wanting Eric as her consort. They are very alike Eric and Freyda, that is. I think he would do well with her.
I am almost to the point of saying that would be best for him in the long run. I don't know that Sookie will ever grow up enough or love him enough to put everything on the line for him.
Eric is in a monstrous place himself, right between Sookie, Freyda and de Castro. No matter what he chooses, he is royally f'd.
At this point, Eric and Sookie are deadlocked in a major way and things are not looking rosy. Why oh why did you end this book that way?
My brain hurts now. I may write more later. Jan 12, Mrs. Northman Not that Sookie girl: Not that Sookie girl: Cannot wait, i love love these books.
But i agree after 9 they r not as good. But i soooo love eric. I love how cocky he is. Bill is like edward cullen they just dont make good vampires.
I like a cocky vampire ;. Dec 05, mrsj rated it it was ok. Slow start, boring romance, some twists, heart breaking moments, betrayals, whiny Sookie, a different Eric and a weird ending.
Oh Eric, just what had happened to you? You can find more reviews BloodyBookaholic For the amount of time it took for this book to hit the market I have to say I was expecting a bit more.
Although this seems to bother some people its something that I have come to expect from the series so I wont jump up and proclaim that I am deeply dissolutioned or anything because this is just something that is integral to the Sookie Stackhouse world.
Now in this book we get some closure when it comes to some things, but when it comes to others we get even more headache.
A lot of things happened, true, but if I were to count moments of excitement I would come up with 3 that stick out in my mind, and that includes the ending.
When I remember the earlier installments of the Sookie Stackhouse series I remember constant danger, high suspense, and Sookie was almost always in the line of fire, having to be witty to get out of a situation or fight her way out.
On this installment we got weepy Sookie feeling sorry for herself every other page with no constant direct danger to her persona so most of the time there was no tension, nothing to keep you on the edge of your seat.
The main problems in the installment were indirect, involving other people that weren't her, and I felt like I missed the excitement that earlier installments had.
This book was bland, okay, but certainly not spectacular. It tight up some loose ends, but I swear if I have to read one more page of Eric being a douch bag I am going to vomit.
I used to love Eric. I thought him and Sookie together was the perrrfect pair. I used to swoon in his presence, but now when he is in the page I just want him to not be there.
I think this is a little unfair on the author's part. I think she is either moving Sookie into a position where she is going to end up with her first love Bill , or with a human.
I think it's unfair because Eric used to be this sex magnet sort of sweetheart who showed Sookie how much he cared about her but we haven't gotten to see that Eric in a loong time.
He ain't even trying anymore. So instead of dragging their relationship on and on, I wish they would just make a decision, are they going to love each other or break up?
I think the latter, but you never know. Fred Weasley did die after all. There was a particular scene in this book that I loved. It was between Sookie and Bill, and I swear it just warmth my heart.
I don't wanna ruin it for the people who haven't read it, but those who have know it. Also excuse my language but where the fuck did the hot sex scenes go?
This is an adult book after all. There was about 1 sex scene, and it went black. You will never know how disappointed I was. I am no perv, but I remember some greatly written sex scenes in the past Stackhouse books and as the series goes along we get less and less sex scenes.
Much like the excitement the sex part of the book is loosing it's old shine and it's becoming absurdly dull. Maybe all the sex moved onto the big screen and swore to never return to the written world.
I surely hope not. The ending, it was "awww" and "uuh" and "aaw" again. I liked how it left things for the next installments.
For some strange reason I want Sookie to end with Bill, sort of a first love can bloom and win at the end. It would make the series end with this nice bow.
Maybe Sookie will almost die and become a vamp, though I see that as unlikely. Maybe she will go to Faerie and end up with a hunk of a Fae.
Everything is possible in the last book hide spoiler ] Next book is supposed to be the last, and I say good riddance. I have loved Sookie and her world for a long time, but after this book it seems to me that it's running out of juice.
The books aren't as gripping as they used to be. Even the relationship trouble isn't enough to get it out of its hole. Instead of taking advantage of the potential it's like we are just getting the rest of the books just to get them.
Charlaine Harris hung her writing cape long ago. I just want the series to end with a bit of dignity, and for Sookie, Bill, Eric, and Sam to get their respective happy endings.
Well, knock me over with a feather! Charlaine Harris has redeemed herself with Deadlocked. I went into this with a whole lot of skepticism that Harris could write another great Sookie Stackhouse novel after the train wreck of the last one well, it was a train wreck for me anyway compared to all of its predecessors.
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An now that she's an adult, she also realizes that some things she knows about, she'd rather not see--like Eric Northman feeding off another woman.
There's a thing or two she'd like to say about that, but she has to keep quiet--Felipe de Cast Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on that there are things she'd rather not know.
There's a thing or two she'd like to say about that, but she has to keep quiet--Felipe de Castro, the vampire king of Louisiana and Arkansas and Nevada , is in town.
It's the worst possible time for a human body to show up in Eric's front yard--especially the body of the woman whose blood he just drank.
Now it's up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl's fate has nothing to do with her.
But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who's set out to make Sookie's world come crashing down. Hardcover , pages.
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Where is my bookshelf display on my main page? See 1 question about Deadlocked…. Lists with This Book. Proceed at your own risk. The Sookie Stackhouse series is dying a slow and painful death.
Charlaine Harris knows it. She knew it even before she signed the deal for the last three books. What started off as entertaining and steaming hot albeit poorly written , A fair warning: What started off as entertaining and steaming hot albeit poorly written , is now similar to a diseased and dehydrated animal, just waiting to be crushed by an oncoming car.
No cookies for you, Charlaine. The list is pretty long: Bill, Quinn, Alcide, Sam, Eric and many others, including her cousin and her great-uncle — barf.
Also, once they fall in love with her, they never stop pining after her. She ruins them for all other women.
I kid you not. At least now I have the recipe. The way she chose to get rid of that bond was ridiculous at best.
Her great-great-grandfather freaks her out, she describes him as both creepy and scary, she saw him no more than five times total, and yet she insists that she loves him.
This was my very first urban fantasy series. It really should have ended with book 8. After that, it just went from bad to worse.
You are more than welcome to contribute to the list in comments. Oh, who am I kidding? View all comments. This series is dying a slow, painful death.
Please, put it out of its misery while it's still the humane thing to do. View all 25 comments. The very blah internal monologue of a small-town blonde, and the story of her very negligible murder investigation.
View all 6 comments. Apr 13, Allison rated it did not like it. There are some spoilers listed below. So word to the wise.
Well ladies my predictions about this book were dead-ass wrong. I just finished the latest Sookie Stackhouse and it's another steaming pile of poo.
Halfway through book 10 this series should've ended. But no, this is going to be like those cartoons, where the character slams on the breaks of its vehicle and the car is ground into the road so severely that car parts fly off until all that's left is the steering wheel still in the character There are some spoilers listed below.
But no, this is going to be like those cartoons, where the character slams on the breaks of its vehicle and the car is ground into the road so severely that car parts fly off until all that's left is the steering wheel still in the character's hand.
Scratch that, that's way too exciting a description for this series. Everything I liked about this series is gone. A somewhat polite, considerate female lead - gone.
Sookie has more bitchy comments in this novel than a sixteen year old on the rag. I can go listen to my kids for that.
Eric - not gone - but largely absent. A coherent mystery - gone. There is no reason of any logical merit why the villains perpetrate their crimes.
Mundane, chapter swallowing, menusha - thick on the ground. I read on the CH blog that she was shocked to see that Dead Reckoning was listed as one of the worst books last year.
What did she think was good about it? Random strings of events that kind of came together but didn't resolve themselves?
Lots of talk about child rape? Oh wait, I know, it must have been the dissolving of the single relationship that has had the vast majority of her readers coming back for more.
And on that score, Deadlock is the last nail in that coffin. Unless, you could vamperize a relationship, Eric and Sookie are over. But you know what they say: When the sex ends Literally, in one scene Eric was like, Can I stay over and fuck the shit out of you?
Does CH think I slog through these for the descriptions of her grandmother's sweet potato casserole recipe? Hotdish for those of you in the upper Midwest Honestly, I think CH is crushing these books because she's mad at the bloggers who've ripped her a new one over the past two years, one.
And two, I think she felt forced to get Sookie and Eric together by public demand; so she destroyed the relationship in a big flipping bird to those pressures.
Nobody tells Charlaine what to do! Ugh I'm not wasting any more time on this, until next year when I will feel compelled to read the last one.
View all 44 comments. Mar 21, Sadie rated it really liked it. Wow, I didn't realize how down everyone was on this series til I came here!
I think its great. I re-read them all within the last month or 2 because it had been so long, I had forgotten a lot of the details, and it just made me want to read more.
Maybe I'm just in the apparently small minority of people who enjoy long series. I hate to say goodbye to characters I've come to know and love, and I, Wow, I didn't realize how down everyone was on this series til I came here!
Read it in one night even,couldn't put it down! Obviously this book is building to Sookie and Sam ending up together.
Thru the 1st half of the series, I hated that idea, but now I think that would probably be the best conclusion to the series. Or that could all be a giant misdirection, who knows?
I definitely do not like the enormous wait between books! View all 18 comments. Apr 09, Joy rated it really liked it Shelves: Am I the only one that thinks that Sookie ends up marrying Sam and running the bar with him?
I think that vampire politics are too much for her, as are were politics, which excludes most of her lovers like Bill, Eric and Alcide.
She loves working for Sam and all the men in her life seem to think there is more going on there than Sookie is aware of.
I think harris will end the series with her and Sam getting married and running the bar while Eric marries his Queen, and Bill moons around the way Am I the only one that thinks that Sookie ends up marrying Sam and running the bar with him?
I think harris will end the series with her and Sam getting married and running the bar while Eric marries his Queen, and Bill moons around the way he has for the last couple of books.
I was disappointed at the lack of a hot, sexy scene a la shower in book 4, but it was still action packed. It also reinforced my belief that Sookie ends up with Sam!
I gave this three stars out of pity, then I got mad the more I thought about the crap I'd just read, so I changed it to one star.
I'm about to lay down the harsh on the newest installment in a series I adore and it isn't going to be pretty because quite frankly, I'm pissed.
If you want to disagree with me, please do so. First, there wasn't much story. My head was NOT spinning with new info to absorb as some readers have expressed.
Harris does not succeed in pulling her series out of a nose dive. It wasn't better than the last book. Those that maintain the opposite seem to have come by an advanced copy of the book.
Perhaps you gave the book a few pity stars because you love Sook? Hopeful that the story would advance? Hopeful it would improve?
I'm sad that Harris is letting this series die, as Sookie has been much loved. I'm sick of her though. That line of BS does not follow, folks.
Harris is the author of her books. Alan Ball is the creator of True Blood. Harris' book have lost their way. If Harris was unable to continue quality story lines for the series, she didn't need to accept the contract.
Instead, she accepted the contract, and punished her fans. That's right Charlaine, I'm feeling punished for having loved the previous books.
As a reader, I wasn't concerned the way I ought to be. Too many glossed over days left me skimming for actual story. Harris falls back on her standby Sook went to the store, picked up her mail, cooked dinner, and washed her hair because there were no great revelations today BS.
Listen, you can't do that. I'll let you do it once, maybe twice, but by the fifth time, if it weren't on my Kindle, I would have chucked the book across the room.
There was relatively zero Eric, and what was there became horribly flat. Bill has more moments, which are nice, but again, there's not much there either.
What we are left with is head time with a character that needs a script for Zoloft. Being in Sookie's head isn't a pleasant place.
Yell, fight, screw, but do something! If she were in love with Sam, I'd expect more than vanilla. I don't buy any of it.
Rather than tell Eric where he could stick it, Sookie hung up on Eric or told him to go so many times I lost count--and what's worse is that in most cases, he'd only been present in the scene for a page give or take.
Even if you don't like Eric, Sookie runs from nearly all confrontation, which makes me dislike her, and made me ask, why? I have a few theories, but the most plausible is that Harris simply didn't want to write it.
Gosh, that would take effort! As an author, one doesn't need to destroy characters just to end a romance between them. Leave us with something, please, even if we end up hating Eric, at least we'll feel something for him, other than tired.
I don't care about Tara and JB. I don't care about Jason and Michelle, or Holly and Hoyt, or They don't advance the plot. Isn't there a point to all the babies and weddings?
Yes, but there are better ways to let us know that Sookie wants a family without Tara and JB--who are the poster couple for surrender-to-any-nice-man-so-you-can-have-kids message that is becoming all too familiar in this series.
What a pessimistic point of view on love and marriage! Should Sookie settle for less like Tara, who married JB because she wanted kids and he loved her?
In many ways, this is the most demoralizing aspect of book Harris created a world of fantasy and romance, but is bull dozing it with a level of reality I find concerning.
I miss Eric wearing leather, Sookie running from potential kidnappers and hiding in Bill's hidey hole--naked. I miss Sam turning into a lion.
I miss Claudine showing up to a fight in pajamas. I miss the silliness and fun. Listen, just get it over with.
Send Sookie to Sam, send Eric away, leave Bill pining as he always has. I don't care anymore what happens to her and neither does Harris. View all 15 comments.
If you are dying to read a step-by-step description of Sookie's mundane daily activities, such as checking email, washing dishes, sorting the mail, showering, or changing clothes, then you will absolutely love this book.
If you enjoy reading about the dullest, one-dimensional, Dollar Store generic versions of characters you used to love all while trying to slit your wrists with you favorite bookmark , then pick up a copy of Deadlocked!
However, if you expect more than 5 sentences out of Eric's m If you are dying to read a step-by-step description of Sookie's mundane daily activities, such as checking email, washing dishes, sorting the mail, showering, or changing clothes, then you will absolutely love this book.
Up until then, I skipped paragraph after paragraph of poke-your-own-eyeballs-out dull narrative. I seriously do not give two shits about Sookie taking off her work uniform and changing into shorts and a tank top she got from her brother, and I doubt other readers will either.
The resolution to this novel's "conflict" was predictable and didn't move the series forward, but it did increase the novel to a notch above unbearable.
You are turning Sookie into Snookie! The product placement for State Farm was a little obvious, too.
Maybe one should focus on the series instead of churning out screenplays as books and expecting your loyal readers to play along?
View all 19 comments. Dec 14, Regina rated it did not like it Shelves: I spent some time today completely wasted and lost time I should add , skimming the bulk of Deadlocked and reading the last few chapters.
This does not change my rating or my opinion of the book. I am relieved, however, that Harris is closing down the series and pointing Sookie toward a mate.
But the method by which she is doing this stinks. Nothing was happening and it is incredibly boring.
These is a lot of recap, recap and recap. By now we have all read th Edited to add: By now we have all read the other books! We know about the war with fairy, we know about Jason's past marraige, we know, we know, we know.
In Deadlocked, there are characters who have never been important to the books and the storyline that are suddenly front and center. Harris seems to have forgotten what made these books special.
She wrote interesting characters initially that acted according to their characters' personalities and were involved in interesting intrigue and mysteries.
Oh and there was scary monsters too. Well that is not in this book. Does Harris just wake up and decide that plot lines she wrote in to her past several books were a bad idea?
I really get frustrated with how Harris has something big and game changing happen in one book and then suddenly she changes it back to how it was before the game changer in a later book.
Why the heck the struggle then and the war in the previous books if with one knock on the door in a subsequent book it is all erased?!! This is not the first plot line she has changed with the flick of her pen i.
If she wants to end the possibility of a relationship, then Harris has that power. She can write in circumstances and still keep the characters in tact.
But Harris never does that. She has spent the past few books destroying both Alcide's and Eric's characters.
Alcide's actions in the last book along with Amelia's were so ridiculously out of character. In the past few books, Eric was not even a caricature of the vampire she had previously written.
Well it continues with Deadlocked. I never thought Eric would be boring! I never thought outside of the book about the witchs' spell that he could be so dumb.
I never imagined a strip club scene could be so boring. Sorry I just can't do it. And I am sad about it, sad that I invested so much money and time in to this series and author often buying both the ebook and then the audio book.
Sometimes the story arc is done and it has to be ended. This can be done without disappointing readers and gutting the soul out of the books.
So I may return to this book in a day or two to skim, I am just too disappointed right now to continue.
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View all 52 comments. This was already the 12th book!!! AND The love carrousel is still spinning! Maybe that will finally bring me some clarity. View all 10 comments.
Another Harris-penned, Sookie-themed literary abortion. Nah, it's not that bad. It would have to be a lot better to be that bad.
I can't see anyone new to the Sookie-verse starting with this one, so my assumption is that everyone interested in reading it is familiar with the series, used to love it, and like me is only reading further because we've committed so much already.
I'm probably not the first to tell you, there's a further downward spiral. Truth is, it's boring. A waste of words Another Harris-penned, Sookie-themed literary abortion.
A waste of words. And it is a far cry from the delicious, girly, smutty, paper pillow-fight we all loved in books maybe The action is absent, the characters are hollow and the sex Hell, Twilight had more romance than this!
Conversations with the denizens of Bon Temps prompt Sook to run thru events past like a TV clip show: It's not so much that stuff happens, as much as it sets the stage to happen in the NEXT and final book.
Which of course we all will read. I was so disillusioned by the end of this yawn-fest I didn't even care enough to review it when I finished it a month ago.
Even books I hate make me feel something. I was just glad this was over. Just end it already. View all 9 comments.
Mar 23, Lana marked it as to-read Shelves: I must tread carefully because this series is becoming as thin as the ice on a newly frozen lake.
I loved and devoured the first 9 books of the series, but since then I have been slightly more disappointed with each new book.
The series is reading like each book is an episode rather than a book that stands alone. That is one of the things I liked about the early volumes of the series; they contributed to a larger overall story but they were able to stand alone.
The Sookie I once knew and loved s I must tread carefully because this series is becoming as thin as the ice on a newly frozen lake.
The Sookie I once knew and loved seems like a fond memory now. Current Sookie seems content to complain constantly, lord over everyone else's life, and stir up shit for Eric.
I wish all this nonsense with Eric can just be cleared up already. As much as I love the series the larger story does not seem to be leading anywhere.
It seems like there is always another person gunning for Sookie for no particular reason other than her involvement in supernatural affairs and her elusive mind reading which she hardly does anymore anyway.
If Eric just turned her Harris couldn't sell me any more books though. I just want to know what all of this is leading up to instead of it being just another chapter in the life of Sookie Stackhouse.
The series needs to be headed somewhere and I think that is what has disappeared in the past few novels.
If not, cut your losses and move on. Lets get on with it already! I know I will read this book but if it is more like the past 2 novels and to a lesser extent the past 3rd one, than the first in the series I will not be reading any more.
Just stop staring at all those digits in your bank account and get back to what really matters. Put your heart back into it and I know the book will be genius!
I should say that since the book is already finished and just waiting to be published it's sort of a moot point at this stage of the game, a girl can dream that her prayers will be answered.
Apr 29, Hope rated it did not like it Shelves: No, no, no, no, no. Deadlocked begins with Sookie at Hooligans watching Claude strip.
I thought that was an interesting beginning, but no. It went rapidly downhill from there. The book was basically divided into two parts.
Following Hooligans, the story continues with Eric's party. While getting ready, Sookie gets a call from Pam telling her to arrive at 9: Minutes later, Mustafa E No, no, no, no, no.
Minutes later, Mustafa Eric's daytime man calls back telling Sookie to arrive at Notice how Mustafa doesn't say "Pam told me to tell you..
He just tells her to come at Okay, if Sookie had a good education, this book may have turned out differently. Overlooking the fact that Pam is more of a reliable source, Sookie decides to come at Sookie doesn't even call her to make sure Mustafa was correct!
How can she not suspect anything! The following events of that night are of Sookie's assumptions. The police appear when a dead body is discovered and, though I thought Harris couldn't make it even worse, but managed to prove me wrong, the gang receives probably the most annoying detective ever.
The book then continues to soar into a death spiral and doesn't make an attempt to fly. With the pointless story of Tara, and Sookie's boring workdays at Merlottes, the book finally manages to surprise me.
The Queen of Oaklahoma herself comes in for a visit. With Bubba coming in advance to warn Sookie, the Queen, Freda, comes to have a talk.
This talk was foreshadowing the future, basically, of book thirteen. Informing Sookie of her and Eric's predicament. The talk just made me angry.
I've been waiting for nine books for Eric and Sookie to be together. Eric's being consort to the Queen problem is just Harris's way for getting rid of our precious Viking.
Sam, Sookie's boss and best friend, is currently single and is NOT supposed to be that way. At the end of Deadlocked, Sam is stabbed by Jannalyn, his now former, and deceased, lover.
In a panic, when his heart fails and Sam dies, Sookie grabs her Cluviel Dor, the only chance for Sookie and Eric's relationship's survival and uses it to save Sam.
While this was happening, she "heard shouts from behind her", which was Eric, to ask her to stop, that if she used it, they would be parted, but continued to do it anyway.
Sam lives but Eric leaves abruptly. Eric will leave Sookie, therefore, breaking their marriage and severing their love. Sookie, most likely, with grow with the idea of loving Sam, and have a child.
Hense why Sookie was paying attention to babies. She knew since Eric was dead, she couldn't have one. But, Sam is, well, alive.
Sookie and Bill will probably remain friends, her and Pam too. Everything will be alright in Sookie-land.
And I, will burn my book to ash. What I hope to happen does also seem to be a possibility: When Sookie explains to Sam about the Cluviel Dor, and it's magic generated on love, she will pass it off as love as a friendship.
Sam will try to pursue Sookie, but for her love of Eric, or whats left of it, she will decline. Sookie and Eric will talk, Sookie says its up to Eric's final decision.
Eric picks Sookie and breaks the contract somehow. Sookie staking the Queen? I'm hopeful for option two just because I've always been a fan of the Viking and can not imagine him with anyone else.
Sookie and Eric's chemistry has always been there. When you look at previous lovers, they were brief, example: Eric has always been there, Sam as well.
But if Sookie really wanted Sam, she could of had him in the first two chapters, for christ's sake! Harris, if you see this, don't make Eric go from main character to minor.
He is what kept my interest for the series. Without him, it would feel.. Yes, Eric has been out of character for awhile now, but he's still the star.
Why else would you incorporate Eric if you planned to end with Sam? To me, it doesn't make sense. But, with the big hole that you dug, I can't see any other option, sadly.
As they say, you made your bed, you sleep in it. I will be reading this to the end, I hate giving up projects.
Especially ones that have consumed my interest for years. Eric, until the very last page, I will be rooting for you. No matter how difficult it may be.
I agree with you man. I would want to get away from Sookie too. The betrayal with the Cluviel Dor was hard, I screamed when I read it. My heart broke, not for Sam, but for Eric.
This series is a fine example of being 'milked'. This should have ended awhile ago, but since she loves money, our Eric will continue to fade to Sookie.
Why drag on their relationship if they don't end up together? Why make us fall in love with a character when now that character is leaving?
Why not ease into the idea of Sam instead of taking the damn plunge? If Eric and Sookie's love was true, why is Harris abandoning it?
Yes, Sookie ending up with Sam is logical, but, as Sookie said before, how would she fill the gaping hole of his absence? With Sam, I really don't think so..
She lives in a vampire world, she would always be aware of Eric. Especially if he was the Queen's consort. I will be watching the show, though.
I prefer the direction of the show more than of the books. Lafayette is still alive and he died in the first book! Eric will succeed to win Sookie's heart, I'm sure.
That's why we watch the show. For our yummy dose of Northman. View all 7 comments. Mar 04, Day rated it really liked it.
A satisfying edition to a beloved series! Lots of resolution and a set up to a conclusion in ! Full review up on http: Somewhere along the way, whether it was the readers who got caught up in the supe craze or the authors intent, those paranormal elements began to out shine the mystery that is and always has been the foundation to each book.
I admit, this is a tough book for Sookie and Eric. So many things seem stacked against this favorite couple. No character is perfect in this series and I think that is what allows readers to relate to the characters making these books strike a chord with so many different people.
Even with all the turmoil, Sookie repeatedly says over and over that she is in love with Eric and loves him. There is so much that goes down in this book.
Charlaine Harris seems to be tying up all those loose ends. Readers will be delighted to see view spoiler [ Mr.
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