Sookie Stackhouse can’t keep a boyfriend. She’s smart and blonde and pretty, but she is also able to read minds, which isn’t all that much fun. Then she meets Bill. She can’t read his mind because he is … undead.
This is the beginning of an absorbing series. They have kept me up late many nights because they are so hard to stop reading!
The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series is a lot of fun! Don't let the vampire on the cover scare you off.
Thoroughly enjoyed Dead Until Dark. I checked out the book after watching the True Blood series and was pleased to find that the first book was even better ( No surprise there) I love the fact that even though the show was pretty on the mark, that the books themselves delve into much more information about our favourites. There is alot of Erotica, but if you've caught glimpses of the show, you already know that. So if thats not your thing, don't check out these book. I however thoroughly enjoyed it. On to book 2.
Do vampires really exist? Yes!...in my opinion. But they all don't obtain their blood by biting. The vampire theme has an esoteric meaning. This book focuses on the Hollywood type vampire. Real vampires thrive on the blood of certain groups of people. It revitalizes them. The violence and debauchery in this book is typical of this society. It didn't bother me because they happen regardless to the words or descriptions used to present them.
Okay, this was just weird. I returned it in less than 24 hours. The whole premise is that vampires do exist and are simply a routine part of daily life in Sookie's world. Maybe some feel this is amusing, but I thought the storyline was seedy and strange. Not my cup of tea.
I expected the first book in the series to be fun, and it delivered. The build-up to her relationship could have been more developed...I felt this lacked in the tv series as well, but now I see that it was following the feeling of the book. Otherwise a good read.
Stephanie Plum meets Anita Blake! Enjoy the ride!
I loved this book! It was such a fun and enjoyable read and I loved the characters. I'm not sure if the author intended it to be funny but I really appreciated the laughs. I was surprised at how "normal" it was to have vampires as part of day-to-day life. I can't wait to read the next in the series.
I will comment here on the entire octology, as I borrowed the 8-novel ebook. This is a fun and easy read, and one of the trashiest novels I've thoroughly enjoyed. A telepathic human barmaid becomes enmeshed in the world of super-naturals, vampires, weres, fairies, etc. I expected some resolution to poor Sookie's over-loaded romance problems, but the author really left herself a lot of opportunities for another few novels.
I finally found the perfect boook to read around the pool this summer! True eye candy, but as such I can't say it's great literature or terribly thought-provoking. You can bet I will be reading the others in the series though.
As a big fan of True Blood, I have been on the fence about reading the Sookie Stackhouse novels. I highly recommend Mark Blankenship's blog in the Huffington Post (Sucker Punch), and as he has pointed out, it is nice not having the knowledge of what transpires in the novels as we watch what goes on in Bon Temps. So I've decided I will read behind so as not to spoil things for myself.
The start of the novel conjured up the exact images of the first episode and I couldn't get over how well the writers and actors did. As the novel progressed though there were a lot of differences too. Makes me want to watch season 1 all over again...
Very nicely written.
I liked Sookie as the protagonist, she's spunky and interesting.
I would have liked a bit more of Bill and Eric, but over all: excellent.
G&M recommended a later one - will start with the first.
Was good, nice spin on a vampire theme, casual characters and dialogue.
Dead Until Dark (2001)
Living Dead in Dallas (2002)
Club Dead (2003)
Dead to the World (2004)
Dead as a Doornail (2005)
Definitely Dead (2006)
All Together Dead (2007)
From Dead to Worse (2008)
Dead and Gone (2009)
Dead in the Family (2010)
Dead Reckoning (2011)
not sure about the book... i didnt have trouble reading it so you might want to give it a chance.... im going to try the next one but if it doesnt draw im in a little more than this one i wont be finishing the series.... i do have to say i like the cook better that the hbo show true blook.... i watched the season after i read the book so if you are a true blood die hard i recommend this book
SUCKED! Hated it. :|
Sookie was so... STOOPID! eally, I just didn't like her. Bill was okay, I guess.
I think I would kind of like it if I could read minds, or atleast not keep ranting about it.
And sorry, but the first one was the WORST sex scene I've ever read! :(
Love love love Charlaine Harris. She writes with such passion. This is the first in the 10 book (thus far) series about Sookie Stackhouse in a little town named Bon Temps, Louisiana. In her fantastical world the super natural exists and Sookie meets her first love, William Compton. You may know this story (somewhat) from HBO's True Blood. Highly addictive. The books are MUCH better than the award winning television show.
Wonderfully written. This book held my attention form page one. I couldn't put it down. Anxiously waiting to read the next book in the series.
This whole series was a great, relaxing read. The fast-paced plot makes it a great escape. The characters, especially Sookie, are likeable.
Not as great as the tv show True Blood. Sookie is not that endearing; character is not realy developed. She is both innocent yet aware of her feminine wiles. Appears a bit superficial.