Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book blurb:
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.

My review:
After hearing all the hype on both this book series and the True Blood tv series for quite some time, I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about.

I've seen part of the TV series True Blood to date, but am not enticed by the casting. After reading this book, I've decided they have got the casting completely wrong and I find it frustrating how much they have changed the story lines between the books and the tv series. I believe you actually have to view the tv series and the book series as completely unrelated to get any enjoyment out of them. Otherwise it is just too annoying.

I enjoyed this book much more than I expected to. Sookie is engaging as a character and Bill is intriguing. I had a feeling about Sam (read the book before watching True Blood) and was glad to be proved right as I continued to read this. Lots of killing takes place, but then what else would you expect from a murder mystery/vampire story. Overall I really enjoyed it.
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  1. I have the first 11 books in the True Blood book series. I really enjoy the books. I tried watching the tv series and wasn't that impressed, but I definitely recommend the book series. :)

  2. Thanks Moonduster - glad to see I'm not alone. I've actually read the first four of the Sookie books so far and have enjoyed them all. :)