Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out.... Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea.
It has been years since I read Dead Until Dark. I read it long before the tv show and way before she was even halfway through writing the series.
So why did I choose it for this weeks review? Well, I've been a bit MIA and I wanted to share not only a review but a bit of art also.
I am a member of a fabulous group that creates ATC's based on Mystery's. One of our lovely members hosted a read along (like a book club online) and this was the book she selected. I took part as best as I could without a copy of the book (mine was long ago sold away) or really a great memory for what happened.
What I do remember is that I didn't like the book and that is why I never read further into the series.
Why didn't I like it? Well quite simply I couldn't stand a character who constantly thought about sex. Given some of the situations Sookie was put in for her mind to drift towards sex was just unbelievable and aggravating.
I did love Charlaine's addition of Elvis. I was sorry to see that they left him out of the tv show, but I do understand why.
And I do have to admit that Charlaine did form a wonderful mystery that wasn't predictable as to who-done-it like so many books these days are.
I was sorry to hear that when she published her final book in the series that she received death threats from the fans because they didn't like the way she ended it. Series, I imagine, are hard to end and please everyone. Charlaine provided years of entertainment for many. Most people in my group (the original group that read it) liked the story.
If you haven't read it and like vampires/werewolves/etc and mystery's you should try it, you never know.
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