Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Calling Charlaine Harris Fans: Dead Reckoning The New Sookie Stackhouse Novel is Out Today

I know that many of you like me, are huge fans of the urban fantasy genre.  I would be remiss if I didn’t post a reminder about the fact that Dead Reckoning, the latest novel in Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Series was released today.  Yes, I already have my copy, and as soon as I am done, I will post a review to let you know my thoughts.

I am a little worried, because for a while the last book felt suspiciously close to a Laurell K Hamilton book, but with any hope, she will have pulled back from that.  I am also concerned because during the break waiting for this book to come out I read two other series by her.  I highly recommend avoiding the Shakespeare Series and Aurora Teagarden series.  You will never get the hours back that you invest, and you might endanger your e-reader, because the temptation to throw it in disgust will be extremely hard to resist. From reading both series I have learned that Harris is a big fan of slut shaming, should never ever write a character of colour EVER EVER AGAIN, and has a penchant for sick homophobic and disableist tropes.  I hope that I have successfully warned you away from them.

Get to reading everyone.  I am looking forward to conversation about this book.  I hope that it will be enough to tide me over until the new season of True Blood starts.

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