Dead Until Dark

Dead Until Dark

Book - 2008
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For years, Charlaine Harris has delighted fans with her mystery series featuring small-town waitress-turned-paranormal sleuth Sookie Stackhouse. Now, we are pleased to offer her first novel in the series in a special hardcover edition.

And with HBO launching an all-new show, True Blood , based on the Southern Vampire novels, the demand for Charlaine Harris and Sookie Stackhouse will be bigger than ever.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, [2008], c2001.
ISBN: 9780441015979
0441015972
Branch Call Number: URBAN FANTASY HARRIS C
Characteristics: 312 pages ; 21 cm.

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URBAN FANTASY, 1st in series. "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 ... Read More »

Though the popular HBO show True Blood is based on this series, the tone in the Sookie Stackhouse books is much lighter. Sookie, a telepathic waitress, is drawn into a supernatural mystery when she meets her first vampire. A funny and sexy series.

Similar to Lizzy Tucker of Wicked Appetite, Sookie Stackhouse has a unique ability that other supernatural beings must rely upon to solve a mystery. Dead Until Dark also has a comparably strong romantic component with a mysteriously handsome man.


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JCLCherylMY May 01, 2021

The first Sookie Stackhouse book in the series. Fun, creative, and mysteries set into place.

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MCC1968
Apr 22, 2020

This book was so much fun to read, I had to finish the series! Fun and fast paced. Who knew I would like fantasy including vampires and people who can read minds? Not me!

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ketchup_oreos
Apr 18, 2020

Vampires trying to openly co-exist with modern society? Fun concept! A character trying to cope with uncontrollable telepathy? Also a fun!
these two entertaining concepts were executed so poorly that it would be funny if i wasn't so busy mourning the lost potential.

Most characters are boring and have no flaws, Sookie is the worst mary sue i've ever seen, the romance is awkwardly forced, and the writing style is as dry as a 6th grader journaling about their visit to grandma's house. i legitimately don't know how this was popular enough to be picked up as a TV show.

the most frustrating thing about this book is that i kind of want to read the rest of the series just to see how bad it gets, and i don't know why.

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StrangelyExuberant
Sep 20, 2019

This was my second time reading this the first book of the Sookie Stackhouse series. Once again I am confirmed in my view that books are always better than the TV/film depictions. Just little details and moments are swayed awry in the conversion. I liked the main idea behind it of how vampires do exist and they have come out to the real world. I think the depiction of how society would react and the groupies that would emerge is accurate to what would happen. Something comes through that seems to be missing in other series based on vampires. It is a fun read. One that is different from the typical vampire novels.

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Elm_tree
Jul 07, 2018

vapid drivel. #pacl2018.

CRRL_MegRaymond Jan 02, 2018

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.

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Invisicat
May 05, 2017

This is the beginning of an absorbing series. They have kept me up late many nights because they are so hard to stop reading!

ArapahoeStaff11 Dec 02, 2016

The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series is a lot of fun! Don't let the vampire on the cover scare you off.

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jessparsons90
Jul 03, 2016

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.

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Al6Hameed
Apr 11, 2016

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.

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