Monday, November 9, 2009

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Book Details
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Paperback, 291 pages
2002, Ace Books
ISBN: 0441009239
Series: Book 1 of Southern Vampire Mystery

Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much. Not because she's not pretty. she is. It's just that, well, Sookie has this sort of "disability." She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too datable. And then along comes Bill. He's tall, dark, handsome -- and Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting for all her life...

But Bill has a disability of his own: He's a vampire with a bad reputation. He hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, all suspected of -- big surprise -- murder. And when one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next...

I think Dead Until Dark had the possibility of being a 5 shot book, but I watch True Blood. I spent the majority of the novel wondering where Tara was, comparing the actors to the characters in the book and wishing they had used Bubba in the show. Had I not watched the show first, I really believe this book would have been amazing. The book is still very good and I picture Sookie more Jessica Simpson than Anna Paquin now. It was fast, easy, fun and has the potential of being very exciting for someone who hasn't seen the show yet.


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  1. I want to get to these books, but still haven't! Glad you enjoyed it :)

  2. I'm going to start reading this series this week.

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  4. I love this series!! I'm glad I didn't watch the show before reading the books. If you think this one was hard because of the changes... the next one will be much more different :)

  5. I've never read this series (or seen the show), but maybe I should (especially if it's 4 shot-worthy).

    Thanks for the review! :D