It seems someone in Germany has finished Dead Ever After and decided to post several spoilers, including the ending, over at Amazon.com.
Charlaine Harris pretty much confirmed the spoilers validity today on her Facebook page.
She stated the following:
“By now some of you know that a reader in Germany obtained a copy of DEAD EVER AFTER and decided to post the ending online. While this is unfortunate, I wanted to say this to all of you: Even if you *personally* are unhappy with the ending, please don’t spoil it for other readers. DEAD EVER AFTER goes on sale on May 7th; after that date, you are more that welcome to come here and tell me how much you like – or don’t like – the choices I’ve made for Sookie. But from one Sookie fan to another, I’m asking you all to please not spoil the book for other readers. Thank you so much for your continued support.”
If you’d like to be spoiled, you can do so by clicking here. You’ll find the spoilers toward the bottom of the page in the discussion threads.
I have not read these threads. I don’t want to be spoiled. Although I have seen a few unhappy rants regarding the ending that have given me a pretty good idea of what happens. I’ve also seen several people stating that they’ve now cancelled their pre-orders for the this novel.
This, to me, is a tad ridiculous.
And here’s why:
Members of the fandom are more or less forming opinions based on the opinions of one single person, blindly, without even having read the book for themselves.
In my opinion, even if every fact given away is 100% accurate, who’s to say this person’s take is the same as what anyone else’s take would be?
I mean … come on … I’ve read books and loved them, when everyone has hated them and I’ve hated books everyone else loved.
For me, even if my suspicions are true, I want to read this book because I feel Charlaine will not do us wrong. She’ll make the ending feel right in some way, even if it isn’t what we wanted to happen.
So please, if you read the spoilers, keep an open mind. This is one person’s take on the events in the book and even if you’re unhappy or unsure, don’t forget, we’ve all invested so much into this series, not to see it through.
Charlaine just might surprise us …
Plus, there’s that whole thing with the upcoming coda that is supposed to provide us the answers to our lingering questions—including details of Sookie’s own happily-ever-after…
So maybe this book isn’t really the end.