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Dead to the World (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 4) (edition 2005)

by Charlaine Harris

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Title:Dead to the World (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 4)
Authors:Charlaine Harris
Info:Ace (2005), Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
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Tags:Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Vampires, Shapeshifters, Fae, Weres

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Dead To The World by Charlaine Harris

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    Anonymous user: There are some vampire like creatures, although this series is much more smutty than Sookie.

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#4 in the Sookie Stackhouse series, but my first.

I'd highly recommend this for fans of Laurell Hamilton's earlier installments of her Anita Blake series, or of Robin McKinley's 'Sunshine.' The set-up is very similar - modern world, but vampires have 'gone public.' And our protagonist has relationships with them.

In this installment, Sookie, a human but telepathic waitress, has recently broken up with her vampire beau. Then, her brother goes missing. To top it all off, she finds a powerful vampire club owner acquaintance of hers running down the street, half-naked, and a victim of amnesia. Sookie takes him into her home for protection so that the powerful evil witches who are out to take over his financial empire don't find him... and things soon get rather complicated.

Definitely light reading, but charming and fun... ( )
  AltheaAnn | Feb 9, 2016 |
My favorite in the series so far! ( )
  lovelypenny | Feb 4, 2016 |
Sookie is driving home from a New Years Eve Party at merlotte's when she finds a nearly nude Eric running down the road. It turns out Eric's memory has been erased due to a witches curse. Sookie finds herself very attracted to this kinder, gentler Eric. This story was definitely more focused than the last book in the series. I like seeing another side to Eric and really didn't mind that Bill was barely in the book. I do wonder though how many more supernatural variations will show up in future books. ( )
  RachelNF | Jan 15, 2016 |
Book 4 in the Southern Vampire (Sookie Stackhouse) Series. Eric the Vampire has a much larger role in this book which made it more interesting. Sookie has a New Years Resolution to, "not get beat up." Can she keep it? ( )
  i.should.b.reading | Jan 15, 2016 |
This is the saddest Southern Vampire Mystery yet. Sookie finds Eric on the side of the road and he has completely lost his memory. He has no idea who he is, where he is, or even that he has previously met Sookie. Bill is in Peru for 99.9% of this book and only makes an appearance at the very end. There is more Alcide in this book as well. On a side mystery Jason disappears as well. The vampires and weres of Shreeveport must band together to meet a common enemy. What makes this one sooo sad is that Sookie and Eric start to fall for each other (this is seriously helped by how much less arrogant he is without his memory) and when Eric does get his memory back, he remembers nothing. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
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From Emma Bull's War for the Oaks to Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series, from The X-Files to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, creators are mixing old European myths and legends with modern American pop culture. Incorporating influences ranging from blaxploitation movies and erotic novels to tabloid staples like UFOs and Elvis, authors and directors are creating a new mythology for the strip-mall, tract-house, cell-phone America of the new millennium.

One of the best-known and best writers of the new American mythology is Charlaine Harris. Dead to the World is the fourth novel in her Anthony Award-winning Southern Vampire series. It continues the story of psychic waitress Sookie Stackhouse, who has fallen out with her undead lover, Bill. Bill has no sooner departed for Peru, than Sookie finds the head vampire, Eric, running naked and terrified through the rural night. She helps Eric, and discovers his memory has been destroyed by a coven of unscrupulous, astonishingly powerful witches, newly arrived in her small Louisiana town, and offering a huge reward for Eric. Sookie tries to hide Eric, but her brother sees him--and immediately disappears. And Sookie finds herself caught in a war among witches, vampires, and werewolves. --Cynthia Ward

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When cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, turns out he doesn't remember who he is. But it's Eric the vampire, who's now a kindler, gentler vampire. He's also scared because whoever took his memory now wants his life.… (more)

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