The Starving Bibliophile

Books before food (and any sort of comfortable life).

Dead Until Dark

Summary: Sookie Stackhouse is a waitress who lives in a world where vampires have recently come out to the public and become legal citizens, following the development of a Japanese-made synthetic blood. Sookie lives with her grandmother, Adele Stackhouse, and has an older brother, Jason. She is also secretly a telepath, able to read the minds of all people she meets, which causes her to act a bit strangely and consequently to be thought crazy by many of the people in the town. One day a vampire, Bill, comes into Sookie’s bar, and she quickly falls for him, partly because she can’t read his mind and partly because he is different from normal people, as is she. The vampire Bill Compton is a Civil War veteran. In his first visit, Sookie saves him from the Rattrays, who are vampire drainers, and Bill returns the favor the next night when the Rattrays attack Sookie. In the meantime, there are several murders in Bon Temps, and people believe that vampires are behind the murders because many of the bodies are of women who have been known to hang out with vampires, and most have been bitten. The police suspect Sookie’s brother Jason and arrest him because he has been romantically linked to two of the victims. Sookie must confront powerful vampires and uncover secret to prove her brother is really innocent.

This is probably one of the only cases where the show (True Blood) is better than the book. I’ve honestly never encountered this situation before. The book literally had no appeal to me. The most interesting part is the last thirty or so pages, which is a little less than interesting. The character personalities were dull and the writing was all over the place. I honestly wasn’t thrilled about it and have nothing more to say. How disappointing, Charlaine Harris.

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This entry was posted on December 22, 2010 by in Books.
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