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Dead Until Dark: A True Blood Novel (original 2001; edition 2010)

by Charlaine Harris

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Title:Dead Until Dark: A True Blood Novel
Authors:Charlaine Harris
Info:Gollancz (2010), Edition: paperback / softback, Paperback, 336 pages
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Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (2001)

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There was more substance and more elements of the supernatural to this book than I expected, and it was an entertaining read. The characters of Sookie and Bill didn't feel too 3-dimensional (yet? Maybe that gets better as the series develops), but I liked Sookie, and Sam too. I'm not rushing to read more at this time, although if the opportunity comes up, I might read the next one. ( )
  emanate28 | Aug 26, 2014 |
I really loved the story, after reading twilight I wanted to read something else about vampires, but this books was completely different from what I was expecting. As soon as I finished the book I was already buying the second one. This is one of the books that i could not put down until I was finish. ( )
  angie.arciba | Aug 9, 2014 |
NOTE: Although my review of this book is a little negative, I would just like to affirm that I have read the rest of the series and was very impressed. So if you find the first book a little lacklustre, READ ON, for more steamy romance, mystery, and an opening up of Sookie's character, which I found to be strong, refreshing, frank, and original.

I was spending some free time in the library, and as this book had been on my to-read list for a while I thought I'd give it a try. I sat down and became engrossed in the book for an hour. I decided it was definitely worth borrowing.

I was impressed by the basic ideas behind the book- vampires being outed, exploring the consequent prejudices, Sookie's psychic abilities, the problems they cause for her. I also admired Sookie's courage in standing up to the Rats, and I thought the romance was promising, and was starting to get a bit steamy.

From there the book kind of sputtered out into an okay-but-not-spectacular, average kind of vampire story. I feel like it wasted its potential. The thoughts that Sookie picked up on were kind of boring, and the answer to the mystery murders became clear to me a little too early. We never really learn all that much about Bill, so the romance seems mostly sexual. Throw in Sam and it seems like the series is heading towards an unimaginative, clichéd love triangle. Overall, I was disappointed in the book.

However, I will not completely write off the series, and I sincerely hope the series will get its spark and creativity back in the next book. I think I will eventually continue reading the series, but will probably wait until the next time heavy boredom sets in. ( )
  Sweet_Serenity | May 20, 2014 |
Sookie Stackhouse books should not be confused with the True Blood series. Characters are from the book and the setting is from the book, but that is about it. Harris has created a world of vampires and fairies, weres and things that go bump in the night. As a book series it is fun and rich with details. There are some of the books that worked better than others. I enjoyed the plots and the way the characters developed in the novels much more than the show and eventually stopped watching. It was too confusing keep two different plot lines going for the same characters. I highly recommend people to read the series. As i wrote before some of the novels are great and some are just so so. I am not particularly fond of the last book because it seem so rush and out of character. Over great series and a reread. ( )
  NicolefromCarmel | May 5, 2014 |
Don't want to go through the mechanics of adding all the books, but I've read all of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series. The True Blood t.v. show is based on these books, but the books do not necessarily follow the t.v. scripts, and vice versa. The books are very well-written and hard to put down, and just fun book candy. ( )
  vdunn | Apr 30, 2014 |
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My thanks and appreciation go to the people who thought this book was a good idea--Dean James, Toni L. P. Kelner, and Gary and Susan Nowlin
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I'd been waiting for the vampire for years when he walked into the bar.
"It's hard for me to get used to young ladies with so few clothes on" - Bill Compton.
"Bill, are you quite attached to your friend?" - Eric Northman
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0441008534, Mass Market Paperback)

Visit our Sookie Stackhouse series feature page.

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.

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Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, but she keeps to herself and doesn't date much because of her "disability" to read minds. When she meets Bill, Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's the type of guy she's waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too--he's a vampire with a bad reputation. When one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next. 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. A new vampire mystery, in the vein of a lighter & more romantic Laurell Hamilton.… (more)

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