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Book Review of Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 12)

Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 12)
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I have read and enjoyed the Sookie Stackhouse series, but unfortunately have to admit they are going the way of most lengthy book series: By book 12, plot is a thing of the past and there is literally nothing interesting to read about but what goes on day-to-day inside Sookie's head. And even that is a re-tread from other books: Sookie doesn't like being mixed up in supernatural feuds! Sookie feels responsible! Sookie feels used! Sookie might prefer a different boyfriend who would treat her better!

Many Amazon reviewers have turned on author Charlaine Harris with this book, and I have to say I understand why people are frustrated. The central drama of this entry is Eric and Sookie's relationship, but nothing is resolved by the end of the novel.

(Mild spoilers below - as I said, nothing actually happens, so you essentially know everything if you've already read previous books in the series.)

In this book, Eric and Sookie are together, but even though Eric does nothing new (in fact, their ongoing troubles date back to two books ago), it is clear he has disappointed Sookie, who seems perpetually on the verge of breaking up with him. If that's all the drama that is left in this series, it might be time to put readers out of their misery.

To sum up my opinion of this novel: Quick read and not pointless if you like the characters. Just don't spend any money on it if you can help it. This entry is nothing but filler.