Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
Series: Sookie Stackhouse, #3
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 274 pages
Published on May 6th 2006 by Orbit
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I read the Finnish version, “Kylmäveristen Klubi”.
Things between cocktail waitress Sookie and her vampire boyfriend Bill seem to be going excellently (apart from the small matter of him being undead) until he leaves town for a while. A long while. Bill’s sinister boss Eric has an idea of where to find him, whisking her off to Jackson, Mississippi to mingle with the under-underworld at Club Dead. When she finally catches up with the errant vampire, he is in big trouble and caught in an act of serious betrayal. This raises serious doubts as to whether she should save him or start sharpening a few stakes of her own
Club Dead is the least favorite book of the series so far for me. It follows the story of Sookie Stackhouse and her search for Bill Compton. Her boyfriend went to “Seattle” but then she finds out that he’s missing.
I wish I could stop comparing the books to the show but I can’t. Saying that I have to say that I prefer book! Pam a lot over the one in the show. In Club Dead she even (I’m not sure if she’s serious or not) asks to borrow clothes from Sookie one day instead of hating her just because Eric shows interest in Sookie. If Sookie could consider any vampire her friend it would be Pam.
You could consider the romance confusing. Sookie knows that Bill betrayed her but she’s not ready to give up on him just yet. Sookie starts to see that she’d be happier without Bill. If she had never met him she wouldn’t have been through so much. I’m a little confused by Sookie’s behavior in this book. She’s too proud to take money from Bill but she’s also mad that he doesn’t give her money and she has to struggle?
Besides Bill she has two other guys showing interest in her. Eric hasn’t kept it a secret that he wants to have sex with her and even calls her his future lover. Then there’s Alcide who Sookie can’t help but feel attracted to.
“You are speaking of my future lover. Be more respectful.”
It’s no secret that I’m not fan of Bill, so the plot didn’t really hook me. I did enjoy Sookie meeting Alcide and become friends with him. Eric is my favorite character in the books (and the show) so I almost fangirled every time he showed up. I also enjoyed seeing how protective Jason is about his sister.