Friday, May 17, 2013

Dead Until Dark by: Charlaine Harris

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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Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

LOL I only read the first book in the series, and Bubba bothered me! This is really an adorable idea for a swap. I know you had fun with it. I only watched the first two years of the series, and then it got to be too much (especially for Shelley to watch).

Oh, love the Vampire Bill tag!

BTW A friend told be how the series ends....

I know that fans get all wrapped-up in a series...I feel that way about the Outlander series!

Thanks so much for linking-up to Literary Friday!

Ricki Jill

jen @ grown in southern ground said...

i love this series, and am looking forward to reading the final book!

Ally White Cat said...

oh wow caroline I love your acts and your honesty..fabulous girl!
Big hugs