I just finished reading Dead Reckoning, the most recent book in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. I enjoy Ms. Harris’ writing and this book is her usual decent read. It’s not Great Literature but it’s not really meant to be.

However, there’s a bit of a problem — for me at any rate — in that Sookie makes a huge revelation to Bill on page 261 of my edition and then on page 304 she tells him again. And he reacts as though he’s never heard this big news before.

It’s very jarring. Ms. Harris should have known better and whoever her editor is should have caught it, too.

2 Responses to “Carelessness”

  1. Kai says:

    Sometimes people miss this stuff, but you’re right, someone should have caught it.
    It’s something that seems to be going on more and more though…..

  2. MAPC says:

    Someone should’ve caught it. Of course, it’s also possible she meant for the first telling of The Big News to have been a mere brushing over of the News and the second one to have been an in-depth telling. In which case, she should have written that. Yeah, I’m still feeling snarky about it. But still, on the whole, I’d give the book a B+. One gaffe won’t ruin the whole book.

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