A Touch of Dead - Charlaine Harris I didn't really care for this collection of short stories. There didn't seem to be a point to any of them. I didn't learn anything about any of the characters that I thought was necessary or useful, and only one story, "One Word Answer", advances the plot of the series. The collection is also very short. There aren't really enough pages in any of the stories to write anything of substance. I certainly wouldn't have paid full price for this book. Also, I was a little creeped out in "Gift Wrap" when it's revealed that Sookie's great great grandfather sent a fairy to have sex with her as a Christmas present. Mostly, I was bored by the collection.