Sunday, November 29, 2009

Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

Book Details
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
Paperback, 320 pages
2007, Ace Trade
ISBN: 0441018262
Series: Book 2 of Southern Vampire Mystery

When a vampire asks Sookie Stackhouse to use her telepathic skills to find another missing vampire, she agrees under one condition: the bloodsuckers must promise to let the humans go unharmed.

I'm a big fan of True Blood and I just can't help comparing Living Dead in Dallas to season 2 of the show. While I enjoyed the book, it was so very different from the show. Normally that would be okay, but the show was more entertaining than this particular book. I really wish I had read the book before the show began so that I wouldn't have had it in the back of my mind while reading.


Charlaine Harris' website


  1. I've only read one Charlaine Harris, can't remember which one, but I felt exactly the same way - like the show is just SO much better than the book. How sad. :-( that shouldn't happen.

  2. I like both the books and the show, because each of them have different story arcs, which makes them more interesting.

  3. I'm really glad I read the books first. I actually haven't watched much of the series yet... I think you'll like the next book (and the one after it) A LOT more since it will be different than the series, but not contridicting (as much).

    Hope you keep with the series!

    Tara SG
    25 Hour Books

  4. I really wanted to watch the show, but I never had. I also really want to read these books, so now I'm glad I plan to read them before I ever watch the show. Great review :)

  5. Glad you enjoyed this book =) I love me some Sookie Stackhouse.