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Death's Excellent Vacation
Death's Excellent Vacation
Author: Toni L. P. Kelner (Editor), Charlaine Harris (Editor)
With an all-new Sookie Stackhouse story and twelve other original tales, editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner bring together a stellar collection of tour guides who offer vacations that are frightening, funny, and touching for the fanged, the furry, the demonic, and the grotesque. Learn why it really can be an endless summer -- for imm...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780441018680
ISBN-10: 0441018688
Publication Date: 8/3/2010
Pages: 339
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 125 ratings
Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed these stories. Was a nice appetizer for those days when you just want to read and enjoy, not get totally involved.
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I'm usually irritated by short stories because I always find myself wanting more, but I really enjoyed this collection. The fact that some are very short made it easy to pick up and put down between activities, and it exposed me to several new authors I'm going to pursue. I think that as long as you go into it expecting short works, you'll really enjoy it!
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Helpful Score: 1
I picked up this book because I wanted to read two of the stories that are part of on-going series that I read. I tried some of the other stories, but was bored with them.

Two Blondes by Charlaine Harris - Sookie & Pam are on a road trip to Mississippi, gambling at casinos and enjoying the shows while they do a little job for Eric. Of course, the job turns into a big problem. (3.5 Stars)

One For the Money by Jeaniene Frost - While on vacation, Cat & Bones pull guard duty for a spoiled heiress targeted by supernatural hitmen. While hiding out in Cat's Ohio home, they run into Cat's mother who is visiting the house for a little vacation herself. (4 Stars)
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I tried reading this a few times now and got side tracked because the stories are boring. Here I am once again (for the last time) attempting to read this anthology. I admit to enjoying Jim's adventures in The Perils of Effrijim by Katie MacAlister.

UPDATE: I finally finished this book. What a drag! I believe that this book sold strictly on the merits of Jeaniene Frost, Katie MacAlister and Charlaine Harris. The other stories were a complete waste of time except for Pirate Dave's Haunted Amusement Park by Toni Kelner which was cute but not spectacular. I'd be interested in reading a full length novel by this author.
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I really enjoyed the Sookie and Cat/Bones stories. I think anyone who bought/buys this anthology gets it for one or both of these stories. The other stories in this- not so good.


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