Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

As you all know vampire-lit is not my usual thing.

All the ones I've tried to read before just leave me cold. They're either too tedious and ernest or too teenage-angsty. So I started reading the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series reluctantly.

Sookie lives in a world where vampires and shape-shifters are accepted into polite society - even the polite society of small country town America. Vampires can walk into a bar and order a pint of artificial blood and having sex with a vampire is pretty darn special...for those that survive the experience!

Sookie is also special. She can read peoples thoughts. When we first meet Sookie this special gift is a curse. She has to work very hard to keep these thoughts out of her head as they drive her crazy.
When Sookie meets her first vampire she is pleasantly surprised to discover that she can't hear him. His thoughts are blocked and for the first she can truly relax around someone.

But no sooner does the first vampire turn up in town than locals begin to mysteriously die.

Sookie is sexy, funny and sassy. There is lots of sex, lots of death and lots of laughs. Charlaine Harris doesn't take the genre seriously and as a result has written an engaging, light-hearted block-buster!

She left me wanting more.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I love hearing from you but I understand that blogger commenting can be a frustrating experience for many.

Make sure you're logged into your account before writing your comment, otherwise blogger will eat it. I have occasionally found lost comments by hitting the back arrow button.

A recent discussion with blogger admin revealed that the ability to post comments "is sensitive to both cookie and script filters. Your readers may need to enable (stop filtering) 'third party cookies', in their browser and on their computer. And, have them check their script filters, too. Third party cookies filtering, in a browser setting, is the most common solution. Filters are subject to update, by the creator. If the problem started a few days ago, your readers may have to look on their computers, and find out what product or accessory was updated, a few days ago."
I hope this helps. Using a different browser for a while was another suggestion.

All anonymous comments will be deleted.

If all else fails, you can contact me on my fb page or twitter.

Thanks to another increase in spam comments I have now added word verification on ALL posts.