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A Touch of Dead

by Charlaine Harris

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Series: Sookie Stackhouse (Fairy Dust, 4.1; Dracula Night, 4.2; One Word Answer, 5.1; Lucky, 7.1; Gift Wrap, 8.1)

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A collection of every short story featuring Sookie Stackhouse, the telepathic waitress heroine of the best-selling Southern Vampire novels.
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I absolutely loved this book and this series! I got involved with this series before True Blood became a show and I couldn't quit reading. I ended up getting all caught up and then had to wait each year for the next to come out until Harris finally reached the end of the series (I was devastated and wanted more Sookie Stackhouse in my life). It's been nearly 10 years since I read the first one and probably getting close to time for a re-read! ( )
  justagirlwithabook | Aug 2, 2018 |
Well this was just a little disappointing. These were very short stories that could have just been added to the books themselves. The one that was absolutely necessary to a story line (so far) was One Word Answer, because it gives us all of the detail on Hadley's death that is essential to that book. Also the last story, Gift Wrap was just odd. I think maybe her great grandfather had good intentions, but to bribe a fairy to sleep with her for Christmas? Who does that? . ( )
  itswawawhitney | Jun 19, 2018 |
An incredibly fast read, read it in an afternoon. I liked that it answered some questions that I had with vagueness or discrepancy in the actual novels. I don't feel like the stories were written as well as the actual series but they were still entertaining. ( )
  JamieBH | Apr 3, 2018 |
Un tocco di notte è una graziosa chicca, edita Fazi, che raccoglie alcuni racconti (o spin off) sulla saga di Sookie Stackhouse. Se non sbaglio dovrebbe corrispondere al decimo libro, in ordine di pubblicazione, ma i racconti contenuti possono essere collocati in “momenti” diversi dell’intera saga.

Sono in tutto 5 racconti e devo ammettere che, soprattutto i primi due, li ho trovati assolutamente squisiti e geniali. Sookie è sempre la solita finta-svampita che, da apparentemente bionda/tonta, sfodera gli artigli spesso e volentieri sorprendendo perfino il lettore anche se, ormai, conosce la nostra eroina.

Eric mostra un lato… infantile?… che mai ci saremmo aspettati! In definitiva questi cinque racconti ci fanno ridere e sono assolutamente piacevoli. E che dire delle illustrazioni? Non c’è che dire, l’intero libretto ha “classe”.

Ci sono però due aspetti negativi, a mio avviso, da non sottovalutare. Prima di tutto, ma questo è negativo solo un pochino e non per me, per i lettori della saga che seguono la collana della Fazi questa raccolta è magari un po’ prematura. Alcuni dei racconti presenti si riferiscono a situazioni non ancora conosciute dai lettori della saga edita Fazi. Per i lettori della Delos non ci sarà nessun problema ma per noi magari qualche piccolo attimo di smarrimento ci potrebbe essere. Francamente, in qualità di lettrice della saga con la Fazi, io non ho riscontrato problemi. Ho segnalato questo aspetto per correttezza ma, state pure tranquilli, si comprende tutto benissimo e ci si spoliera giusto qualche aspetto minimo!

Secondo punto negativo? Il prezzo. Il prezzo, per 150 pagine scritte (170 con le illustrazioni e indice) sono troppi. Il libro di per sé è una chicca, davvero, e la Fazi merita TUTTI i miei complimenti. E’ carino, sfizioso, piacevole e, come ho già detto, è semplicemente una “chicca”. Peccato che, da quello che ho potuto leggere in giro e origliare in libreria, pochi vorrebbero spendere 16€ in un libricino del genere. Un po’ come il libro di Bree Tanner della Meyer che ha scatenato lo scetticismo dei lettori e recensori nel web nel giro di una settimana giudicando la pubblicazione del romanzo come una “trovata commerciale”. Il che è un peccato, i lettori partono prevenuti.

Il problema è, per me, che alla fine finiscono per comprarlo solamente gli “amanti patiti della saga” mentre invece merita di essere letto visto che la Harris scrive molto bene e il volume si presenta molto bene.

Il miglior racconto? Tanti auguri, Dracula. Senza dubbio! ( )
  Nasreen44 | Jun 8, 2017 |
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Charlaine Harrisprimary authorall editionscalculated
Parker, JohannaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Permatasari, HarisaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For all those readers who want every last sip of Sookie
First words
FAIRY DUST: I hate it when fairies come into the bar.
DRACULA NIGHT: I found the invitation in the mailbox at the end of my driveway.
ONE WORD ANSWER: Bubba the Vampire and I were raking up clippings from my newly trimmed bushes about midnight when the long black car pulled up.
LUCKY: Amelia Broadway and I were painting each other's toenails when my insurance agent knocked at the front door.
GIFT WRAP: It was Christmas Eve. I was all by myself.
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FAIRY DUST: 'We won't use lemons.'
DRACULA NIGHT: 'What happens in Shreveport, stays in Shreveport.'
ONE WORD ANSWER: 'Abracadabra, please and thank you.'
LUCKY: Maybe it's not a good sign when the area vampire bar is on your speed dial.
GIFT WRAP: 'Pretend you have mistletoe.'
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Contains:
•One Word Answer
•Lucky
•Dracula Night
•Gift Wrapped
•Fairy Dust

Do not combine with The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories,
which contains five additional stories.
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