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Dead Until Dark [novel] by Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark [novel] (original 2001; edition 2001)

by Charlaine Harris (Author)

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Title:Dead Until Dark [novel]
Authors:Charlaine Harris (Author)
Info:New York : Ace Books : Berkley Pub. Group, 2001.
Collections:books, LQ reading list, Read but unowned, unowned
Tags:fiction, novel, SF, female protagonist, vampires, South, psychic powers, telepathy

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Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (2001)

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This was fun. I recommend it for entertaining light reading.

I won't need to reread it, but I don't feel like my time was wasted. ( )
  Kitty.Cunningham | Jul 19, 2017 |
Man, I just love Sookie so much. She's adorable and I love her. The book is hard to put down, even knowing what's going to happen as well as information from later books.

She's one of my favorite heroines of all time, though I can't say I'm a huge fan of Bill. I can't remember if I liked him the first time around or not. But this series really stands out in the urban fantasy genre, not only because of Sookie, but because of the actually interesting plots and good continuity. ( )
  BrynDahlquis | Jul 11, 2017 |
Of course I’ve heard a lot about the Sookie Stackhouse novels, and thought I would read the first to get a sense of why these books are popular. This was a light and quick read but it didn’t grab me enough to want to read the rest of the series. Sookie herself is an appealing heroine, but the vampire Bill just came off as sort of icky and not interesting enough to engage me. But then again I’m not a big fan of vampire novels. Anyone who likes light stories similar to Janet Evanovich and thinks vampires are sexy would love this series. ( )
  dorie.craig | Jun 22, 2017 |
Well...what's to say? It's very similar to most Girl Meets Vampire, Girl Falls In Love with Vampire, Girl Wants Independence But Yet Yearns For Vampire in Shining Armor type of novel.

At times very annoying. Other times downright hilarious (Bubba...Elvis gone vampire - when he crossed over he didn't come over "right".) I like that Sookie is not your average girl and that she has certain morals (and yet she dresses like a hooker?) and things that she abides by. There are parts that are really funny, but they're pretty much overshadowed by the annoying parts.

I think I just get annoyed at these types of books because one minute the girl is screaming at her lover that she's a smart and independent woman and then the next she's wearing Hooker Clothes and screaming for help.

All the sex with the vampire. Sookie would say, "I've been beaten up and I don't want to have sex." Then the vampire would look at her lustily and she'd change her mind. Really? I'm sorry, when I feel like utter crap that last thing I want to do is have sex. I've never been beaten up but 20 minutes on a treadmill and my legs and back are killing me. Now I gotta have sex too? *sigh*

I guess I'd love for there to be a good vampire novel along the lines of the Harry Dresden wizard novels. More mystery, more paranormal, more STORY.

Granted the characters are interesting but as I work on Book 2 I'm not sure if I care. It's shaping up to be a very similar book. ( )
  wendithegray | May 1, 2017 |
This was a nice escape from finals week, but the ending had me rolling my eyes. I don't think I'll bother with any others in the series. ( )
  woolgathering | Apr 4, 2017 |
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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.
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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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