So I just read some of the backlash regarding the book series and how Charlaine Harris chose to end it. I’m not surprised that she went with him as her HEA. I’m also not surprised that she seems to have no clue that she actually managed to piss off a lot of fans in the process.
Of course I wanted a different ending, but it doesn’t surprise me that she’s going this route.
For those of you who were expecting better, I have to wonder one thing: why? Have you not been seeing the decline in the quality of the stories? I mean, this was a series that (up until about book 10) was really good. It declined really quickly. After finishing book 12, I can’t imagine that anyone was expecting anything good out of the final book. I mean, even if you do ship Sookie with that particular character, you can’t be expecting anything wonderful and good out of the book. Every good character was pretty much turned into a disgusting shell of himself or herself in that book.
Even the writing style of Harris has sucked lately. Her books were fun at first, but (around book 10) the fun seemed to be sucked out of the story. It’s like she didn’t care anymore. Sometimes I even wondered if she was even writing the books anymore. (It honestly felt like it was being ghost-written.)
I didn’t buy the last book. I’m not buying this one. I might read it at some point but I’m pretty much over that series. I still love the earlier versions of the characters and the earlier books, but I’m not into the way they’ve been manipulated. And I’m not interested in the way that Harris has consistently been rude about the disappointment of her fans. To me, she seems to be getting a bit too big for her britches, and I just don’t feel the need to support that kind of attitude.
I’ll keep updating FYEN because I’m still an Eric fan, I’ve become an Alexander Skarsgård fan because of the series, and I’ve gotten to know some truly amazing people because of this one character. But as for keeping any level of love or respect for CH…it ain’t gonna happen.