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Dead to the world : a Sookie Stackhouse novel (edition 2005)

by Charlaine Harris (Author)

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Title:Dead to the world : a Sookie Stackhouse novel
Authors:Charlaine Harris (Author)
Info:London : Orbit, 2005.
Collections:Library Loans, Read but unowned
Tags:fiction, read, 2012, library, pp, vampires, werewolves, were, shifters, november

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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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I enjoyed this book, Sookie is granted a nice level of agency, and a very well built characterization. Eric was truly delightful in this book, the amnesia was well played. The plots hung together fairly well, particularly as a lead in to the next novel.

I love that Sookie handles herself. She has very real reactions to the action she is sometimes forced to, but she DOES take the action, which sometimes requires her to end the lives of others. This could be played up more, but the general tone of the novels derives from the Cozy Mystery, so I'll let any censure there pass. Plenty of novels take moral navel gazing and run into the blazing sunset with it; I don't feel too bad about Harris not doing so.

Admittedly, cozy mysteries with a hefty dose of female agency when it comes to action and, well, action, are just what I need right now. I was so reluctant to start these because I thought they'd just be too fluffy for me after Anita Blake. But it is being good for the soul in an entirely different manner.

As a cultural production, the series is definitely Interesting.

Plot Summary:
Eric shows up minus his memory.
Big bad vampire drinking were-witches cursed him.
Sookie keeps Eric and is promised payment by Pam, who is now in charge.
Jason goes missing.
Hotshot is introduced, were pather community.
Vamps, shifters and witches come together to boot the Big Bads. Sookie helps, isn't beat up.
Has to kill Debbie, Alcide's ex who shows up in Sookie's kitchen, Tries to shoot Sookie; Eric takes the bullet.
Bad witch removes curse; Eric can't remember being lovers with Sookie.
Were panther wanna be boyfriend of Jason's latest fling took him, Sam and Sookie get him back with Calvin's help. ( )
  raselyem7 | Aug 30, 2014 |
My favorite so far! Love Eric, and amnesia!Eric was great too. Totally a Sookie/Eric shipper. ( )
  sammii507 | Aug 19, 2014 |
Bill gone for most of book. Eric amnesia for most of book. Busy. ( )
  Chaps | Jun 8, 2014 |
In the fourth book of the Sookie Stackhouse series, Eric has lost his memory and Jason goes missing. It's up to Sookie to find the coven of evil witches that are responsible for these dastardly deeds.
Despite some very fascinating scenes involving Eric, the story seemed to drag on. A bit disappointing, but still fun. ( )
  LauraT81 | Jun 5, 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 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0441012183, Mass Market Paperback)

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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