Death's Excellent Vacation

Death's Excellent Vacation

Book - 2010
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The editors of Wolfsbane and Mistletoe and Many Bloody Returns deliver a new collection-including a never-before-published Sookie Stackhouse story.

New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Katie MacAlister, Jeaniene Frost-plus Lilith Saintcrow, Jeff Abbott, and more-send postcards from the edge of the paranormal world to fans who devoured Wolfsbane and Mistletoe and Many Bloody Returns .

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 immortals.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2010.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780441018680
0441018688
Branch Call Number: URBAN FANTASY STORIES DEATH'S
Characteristics: 339 pages ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kelner, Toni L. P.
Harris, Charlaine

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barryandlinda
Sep 24, 2015

I really didn't care for this book at all. I did like a couple of the stories, but as a whole, it didn't hold my interest. Maybe if the stories weren't so short, it would have been better. But, I would not recommend this book.

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tbebb
Jun 22, 2015

Harris and Kelner have taken on quite a few of these topical anthologies. This one has some especially good stories in it.

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bigbearomaha
Aug 26, 2012

While I only recognized two of the contributing author's (A Lee Martinez and Christopher Golden) I thought most of the stories were pretty darn good.

As usual, I thought some of the stories contained waaay too much unnecessary sexual content, but that's the curse of modern writing anymore.

Over half of the stories were better than I expected them to be though and that's a happy surprise. Most compilations anymore are like putting together a bunch of B side songs from known bands. (and not the best B sides either but the throw-aways)

unbalancedbutfair Jun 20, 2012

I only read the first short story and couldn't bring myself to finish the book. My wife read it all and said it just wasn't my style of fantasy/sci fi and was more paranormal romance. It probably wasn't bad, but I didn't think it was worth my time. I love short stories, but I didn't like this collection. Probably just personal preference.

Cookielover Apr 20, 2012

I only borrowed this book to read the Sookie Stackhouse story and it was a good one. I wish it was longer!

LaimaA Jan 12, 2012

I really only read Two Blondes - the Sookie/Pam story by Charlaine Harris. It was a fairly entertaining story, but not as good as some of Charlaine's other stories.

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kukuli
Sep 09, 2011

I picked the book for Jeraniene Frost's novella. It was really good. I will probably pick up this book again when I start reading the Sookie series.

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Albertasaurus
Nov 20, 2010

naturally, in an anthology the quality of stories varies but I enjoyed most of the stories in this book well enough to re-read them during the time I had the book - stories have, for most part, a sense of humour and/or whimsy - well worth a read

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Mahala
Sep 03, 2010

My favorites were the stories by Charlaine Harris and Jeaniene Frost. I am a fan of Sookie Stackhouse by Harris and Bones and Cat by Frost. These stories did not disappoint. Its worth picking the book up just for these two stories.
I would have given it four stars based on just the two stories but seeing as its on the overall of the book I could only give it two stars.

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Mahala
Sep 03, 2010

Mahala thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Mahala
Sep 03, 2010

I only read the first two and the 7th story in the book.

first one was "Two Blondes" a story of Sookie and Pam trying to enjoy a night out on the town but nothing ever goes the way Sookie hopes it will. Enjoyed the story alot.

2nd story was "One for the Money" by Jeaniene Frost" about Bones and Cat. It was a good read as it was after the last book that was out and involved her mother, I love anything by Jeaniene Frost but espeically Bones and Cat and this short story did not disappoint.

The rest of the stories I flipped through..trying to see if any would catch my attention but they all seemed pretty boring stories.

Based on just these two short stories I would have given it 4 stars but on the book overall felt I could on give it two stars.

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Mahala
Sep 03, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Mahala
Sep 03, 2010

"You want me to stab you?" my mother asked in disbelief to Bones. "Come on, Mum. How many times have you dreamed about that?"

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