Friday, May 14, 2010

Club Dead (TV Tie-In): A Sookie Stackhouse Novel

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Club Dead (TV Tie-In): A Sookie Stackhouse Novel (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood) Waitress in a bar, telepath Sookie Stackhouse and her vampire boyfriend Bill appear to be continuing their romance nicely. Bill is working on a special project that attracts the interest of major league vampires (although this project turns out to be, from my perspective, kind of small potatoes–not seemingly worth the trouble that it triggers). Bill disappears. Bill’s boss Eric sends her off to Jackson (Mississippi) where she teams with a werewolf, Alcide.

With her telepathic ability, Sookie is to go to Club Dead (a vampire bar, needless to say) with Alcide (who is to protect her). Murder follows her first efforts to find out if any of the humans at the bar know anything about Bill’s whereabouts.

In time, she locates Bill, imprisoned and being tortured in the home of the head of Mississippi’s vampire community. Sookie finds him, “stakes” a female vampire who had once been Bill’s lover. Indeed, he returned to her, betraying Sookie, and found–ultimately–that she had been a lure to get Bill into the clutches of boss Russell Edgington, the king of Mississippi. Sookie conceives of an almost unbelievable plan to rescue Bill (the idea stretches one’s credulity!). There are some other plot twists and turns (again, some quite improbable–such as the rescue of the dim vampire, Bubba).

As the book ends, we wonder what the future holds for Bill and Sookie and what her next adventure will be. The book moves quickly, is quite readable. The reader ends up caring for Sookie. The plots and events in this book leave one wondering how readers will suspend their disbelief over unlikely events–but it works!