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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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I followed up the Twilight series with the Sookie Stackhouse series. A good, soft transition into more paranormal romance. Too much hype for Charlaine Harris's books because of the HBO series than deserved. The HBO series is fine; the books are fine, but the plot/mystery of each book is simple. Very quick read -- straightforward plot with friendly characters that are easy to like. If you enjoy paranormal, you will probably enjoy this series, but there truly are more gripping, non-plain vanilla paranormal series out there (both in terms of adult scenes and dynamic realtionships between various beings in the paranormal realm). My 4-star rating is based on my thoughts just after reading, but would probably garner only 3-stars after having read Alexancer Ivy, Jacqueline Frank and Gena Showalter. I stopped reading this series after the 9th book... ( )
  olongbourn | Mar 1, 2015 |
the first is still my favorite ( )
  destinyisntfree | Feb 28, 2015 |
the first is still my favorite ( )
  destinyisntfree | Feb 28, 2015 |
This book centres around Sookie a small-time cocktail waitress who lives in a small town in Louisiana. Shes a quiet girl, keeps herself to herself apart from going to work and living with her grandmother. Although attractive and nice she considers her ability to read peoples minds, a disability. She then meets Bill, a vampire who moves to her town. Although vampires are now legally allowed to live among humans - he's one of the first in her town.

I liked this book a lot! The character of Sookie is great. She seems nice although a little naive and doesn't use her 'disability' to find out what everyone is thinking and has her guard up all day at work. I also like that she doesn't use it to manipulate people. I would be reading peoples minds all day. Bill is also great. He's not a vampire who just goes around killing people and he likes Sookie which is nice. And he doesn't need to have sex every 5 secs which I find annoying in some paranormal books. The story kept me interested and got better as it went along. It was easy to follow and although some parts were predicatable, others weren't.

All in all, if you enjoy paranormal books, this is worth a read. Its not your typical vampire book, but thats one of the things I liked about it and it would appeal to people new to the genre. ( )
  Nataliec7 | Feb 16, 2015 |
First of all, I am a mad fan of the TV series True Blood and I always wanted to read the books that the show was based on. I heard that the books were different to the show and I wanted to read them to get a different perspective of the characters and the way the story would have gone if the books were followed.

The first book of the series follows the first person perspective of Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress in a small southern american town, Bon Temps. I felt that a lot of the potential richness of the story was lost through the first person perspective, and although what happens to Sookie is interesting I wanted to go through some of the things the other characters went through and not just hear about it when it was told to Sookie. So first impressions of this book was a little weak. That being said, it is an amazing, imaginative story that is incredibly easy to read. It makes me want to read on and immerse myself in the world of Bon Temps; where Vampires are recognized as fellow citizens and facing all the potential problems that can bring.

My enjoyment of the story was of course dampened by the fact that I knew who the murderer of the girls was because I had watched the show. If i did not know that I would have been shocked and probably would have enjoyed the story a lot more than I did. This book was good enough to make me want to read more into the series and I'm hoping to find a series just as good for me to get obsessed with! ( )
  KittyBimble | Feb 12, 2015 |
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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.
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"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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