Book Review: Dead Until Dark by: Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark (Original MM Art) (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood)

Publisher: Ace Trade

Origins: Purchased

Format: Mine is an ombnibus of the first three books in Hardcover

Blurb: Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out....

Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea.

Review in 5: Intriguing, Southern, Addicting, Mysterious, and Dark

Review: This book series is the epitome of contemporary southern but I am grappling with the use of the word Gothic or dark. I will let you decide. Sookie Stackhouse is a lady, through and through, you can always count on her to do the right thing in this book, well, lady-like in her manners and such. I love when I can trust a character whole heartedly, and I feel this way about Sookie. The other characters in this book are much more mysterious and dark, most of them walk around hoarding secrets that plague the reader. Sookie's character is juxtaposed with all the other characters in the story and the authors writing; she is light, sunshine, and perfect lady like perfection where as her brother is almost her opposite and all the other characters have their dark dirty secrets. Sookie is also compared against the author's writing because the author is not afraid to go into dirty detail about murder and biting where as Sookie for the most part is pure, or well at least starts that way.

I don't read many mysteries but I really love this series, I have read them all, this was a re-read. The one thing I don't like is the author really doesn't give you any clues to figure it out, you are stuck in the same clueless state as Sookie until the murder literally comes out. Great book, great series! Rest are on their way too.

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  1. well, like you said on twitter...Sookie and her manners really stand out, I just love the whimsical vibe that adds to the story.

    I mean, enough is enough...even when you have rampaging vampires and fighting werewolves around you, you need a touch of normalcy. And for Sookie, I guess that means Southern-style manners.

  2. @Allison you are right maybe they ARE her like comfort blanket...good thought, I didn't think of it that way. :) Thanks for the comment.


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