Sunday, January 13, 2008

BOOK: Shakespeare's Trollop by Charlaine Harris

Shakespeare's Trollop by Charlaine Harris

series challenge

Number four in the Lily Bard series, the penultimate book. (hee, I don't get to use that word very often) As I was looking into this series, I was disappointed that the series didn't continue, only five books. But now I am glad for a few reasons:
  1. I will be able to complete this series and it will be done.
  2. Many times, mystery series continue past the point where the author should, and the books just feel like books for the sake of the book. And you have to keep reading, even though they have lost their bite.
  3. Lily is starting to be normal, and that would be a good place for the series to end. She feels a part of the community, making friends, and able to put her past behind her. One more book should just about do it.
  4. Five is a nice number for a mystery series.
  5. Also for lists. hmm. I know. I can start the Sookie Stackhouse mystery series by Harris as well, and I think that one is still being written.

Excellent read, good mystery with lots of the characters from Shakespeare involved. Such a good read that that is all I did today, when I should have been correcting. This will bite me later in the week as I try to get through all the physics labs. I can't wait to read Shakespeare's Counselor.


Ladytink_534 said...

I've never read Harris' Lily series but I LOVE her Sookie books! Yes, the series is still ongoing and getting better in every installment.

~Sookie Series in Order:
Dead Until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World, Dead as a Doornail, Definitely Dead, and All Together Dead.

raidergirl3 said...

tink - I am looking forward to the Sookie series.
Lily is tough and damaged and the mysteries are tight, with no extra stories or frills. Great reads.

Pam said...

I've also read most of her Sookie series and found them very enjoyable. I am definitely going to try this series.

Literary Feline said...

I think your positive reasons for the series ending are good ones. :-) I'll try to keep that in mind when I reach the end and start wishing there were more. :-)

raidergirl3 said...

pam - I'm the other way around!

wnedy - I was disappointed at first, but a 5 book series is completeable, and as the books go on, you'll see how Lily is growing.

alisonwonderland said...

i put the first Lily Bard book on my to-read list when i first heard about them from you. i'm going to have to get to it soon ... :)