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Subject: Sookie Stackhouse Question
Date Posted: 6/20/2009 11:12 PM ET
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can these be read out of order and does each book end or leave you hanging? thanks

Last Edited on: 6/20/09 11:13 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/20/2009 11:14 PM ET
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I wouldn't recommend reading them out of order, personally.

Date Posted: 6/20/2009 11:14 PM ET
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Don't read them out of order.  And they are not cliff hangers. 

Date Posted: 6/20/2009 11:38 PM ET
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You really need to read them in order.  Ditto that they aren't cliffhangers, but the story does build from the last one.

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 1:32 AM ET
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definitely read in order.  as mentioned, not cliffhangers, but they all build on each other.  plus i would guess that in following up on things from earlier books, they'd be significant spoilers for those earlier books if you read them out of order.

Last Edited on: 6/21/09 1:41 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/21/2009 8:47 AM ET
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I read the 4th (I think) book 1st because I picked it up in the train station when it came out in paperback.  I enjoyed it, but I felt like I was missing a lot.  Eventually, I went back and read them in order, and liked the series a lot more.  I would say that reading them in order definitely makes them better.  It would be especially hard now to start with the latest one and try to follow it.

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Date Posted: 6/21/2009 9:14 AM ET
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I don't see how they could be read out of order.  It almost feels like one huge long novel with different episodes.  I've just read #4 through #7 in a row, and it really feels like a continuous story to me.

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 12:44 PM ET
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I am reading that series now and I accidently started reading #6 instead of #5 and, too me, it was noticeable that I had the wrong book in the series.  So, I bought #5.  Lik Matt said, it does seem like a continuous story; one long novel.