An Emotional Love Triangle Mar 2, 2010
For me, Club Dead was a little bit harder to get into than the previous two books. Probably because this one did not start with action like the others. Once Sookie gets to Jackson, Mississippi, C.H. (Charlaine Harris) has you in her storytelling spell. C.H. takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, as Sookie’s emotions run all over the place in this triangle of love and lust. Sookie loves and is in a relationship with the vampire Bill, but the advances of the gorgeous Viking vampire Eric, and the strong and warm Were Alcide are always there when Bill is not, (or able to be there.)
Sookie is not happy with how her relationship with Bill is at this time, (perfectly set in winter during the Christmas season). He is simply not paying her the attention that she so desperately needs. Is she also addicted to the magnificent sex that a human has with a vampire? Yes. The more important question she asks herself is she as bad off as Hugo was with Isabel, in Dallas. Only time will tell.
Bill is working on a special project and keeping it secret from Sookie. For the first time, someone is able to keep a secret from her, because she is not able to read Bill’s mind. This she does not handle very well. A lot more information on the world of vampires is thrown at her. Eric, Pam, and Chow visit to tell her that Bill has been kidnapped and possibly murdered. Off to Mississippi Sookie goes to rescue her vampire lover.
She meets up with Alcide, and more of the supernatural world is brought to her (and our, the reader‘s) attention. There are werewolves, (the natural enemy of any vampire story), and shapeshifters. He has a wonderful sister who owns a salon, where Sookie is really pampered.
A visit to Club Dead to “listen”, to find out what has happened to Bill goes disastrous. When Sookie is involved, things never quite go as planned. With her falling for Alcide and Eric’s strong manipulative advances have her falling for him too; will she sleep with one or both? She knows Bill got into this mess when Eric told her of his long time vampire mate, Lorena. Once a stake comes between Sookie and the ones she loves, who if any will return to Bon Temps? More importantly, will Sookie and Bill’s relationship survive this?