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Dead Until Dark 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 outMaybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea

10 thoughts on “Dead Until Dark

  1. Vanessa Vanessa says:

    After reading a succession of serious books I felt the need to read something light and trashy As I discovered from reading this book you should be careful what you wish for Light? Yes Trashy? Oh yes Oh yes yes yes But not in a good way just trash trash trashIt is hard to say what I disliked about this book the sophomoric writing or the annoying vapid 2 d Harleuin romance heroine helpless twit persona of Sookie Stackhouse Sookie is a psychic and this fact is used to explain everything from why she didn't do well at school and became a cocktail waitress to why she spends all of her free time sunbathing to why she can't see an obviously dangerous situation until she's up to her eyeballs in it It does not however explain why she has such bad dress sense denim mini jumper dress with yellow bandana hair clip to impress the vampire who comes to dinner; Tweety Bird night gown that drives him wild with desire or why her sexual naivete comes and goes like a rash at times she is very confident about her sexual attractiveness wearing fuck me red high heels etc and other times wondering what Bill the vampire and all of the other men in Louisiana could possibly see in l'il ole meThe sex scenes are either suirmingly bad or tedious After reading two I just had to skip ahead a few pages any time sex with Sookie looked like it was going to rear its ugly and badly written headI know a lot of folks have enjoyed this series and have devoured every book written by Charlaine Harris From reading other reviews it seems to be a very polarizing book As for me I could barely choke this one down and will look to satisfy my literary appetites elsewhere32810 After having viewed the first two episodes of the HBO series True Blood I can now understand why people have gone bananas over this series of books The show what I've seen so far is exceptionally good thanks to a great cast and the writing talents of Alan Ball who has turned a sow's ear into a silk purse I can see how a reader might enjoy the books if they had viewed at least some of the series first and kept it in mind while reading Charlaine Harris's less than stellar prose Unfortunately that wasn't the case for me and while I won't be reading any of these books I will continue to enjoy the show

  2. Jayson Jayson says:

    C 67% | Almost Satisfactory Notes Its supporting characters are flat and uninteresting the plot's banal and the mythology isn't explored to its potential

  3. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series I confess I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons1 The cover was sparkly and I liked the art 2 Vampires Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice's novels would knock on my window late at night shut up like you didn't??? I have been looking for the next Brad Pitt with fangs shut up like you aren't??? And yeah That was all it took Sparkles and vampires SOLDI opened up the book and kinda regreted it and thought Well that's what you get The main character is called WHAT??? Sookie Stackhouse? And she is blond and a bar waitress and likes to flaunt her tight clothes and tans out in her lawn in a bikini Hu But I never almost never stop reading a book once I start so I bravely forged ahead And suddenly I stopped laughing and the pages started turning and I found myself thinking about the book when I wasn't reading it and wondering how fast I could get the next bookSo glad that there were sparkles on the cover of this book So very very glad

  4. Emily May Emily May says:

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric Since then the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don't care for ie fairies and shifters but amid the hot vamp sex and murder mysteries who really notices those anyway??Most characters have both annoying and redeeming ualities but this is good I never did like the I can do nothing wrong heroheroine Plus Eric is hot have I said this already?If you're looking for a life changing experience try The Handmaid's Tale but if you want something light chick lit style and kinda sexy too Sookie Stackhouse and her merry band of random supernatural creatures are where it's at That probably sounded like a cheesy promotional ad but what the hell

  5. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    I can't remember if I started the books before the show or started the books after becoming obsessed with the show But who really cares I loved this world and still do Mel 🖤🐺🐾

  6. Fabian Fabian says:

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman understatement Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack and her huge fan base must take note Dead Until Dark is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love therefore those with uestionable tastes with the Twilight seriesThis book reminds me that not all fiction has to be poetry This one has a clear plot it ties together all loose ends It's enthralling addictive everything one wants in the PERFECT paperback novel If only I knew about it before the HBO series True Blood on which this book book 1 is based I would have definitely watch the series but its occurred vice versa The series explores characters has sex violence duh HBO but does not touch the same ground this one cleverly hides within its first look junk lit verseSookie is the Everygirl clever lost in love found frightened but curious and courageous Bill the Vampire lacks the Lestatness of those that came after the Anne Rice novel but it's okay At least he's not one dimensional like Edward CullenEveryone here it seems has secrets The themeThere are dark inhabitants of the world some don't have to be vampires or shapeshifters but humans with deep flaws Once the mystery is solved I solved this one waay before the climax this theme comes to light I wish I was a writer important like Charlaine Harris

  7. ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) says:

    🧛🏼‍♀️ December 2014 buddy read with Shelly Carole Evgeny Karly Jess Allison Catherine Monty Cupcake 🧛🏼‍♀️💀 DNF at 50%Sookie Sookie Sookie Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a total freak They think you're uirky I think you're silly They think your story is better than candy I think your story is the most uninteresting ever Sorry guys I don't think this review is going to go wellI was recently told I was snarky and a cold hearted impatient cynic you know who you are people^^ Guilty as charged Which might partly explain why I didn't like this Chick lit meets bad PNR as written by a 17 year old clearly is not me The story? Uninteresting at best Apart from that? Boring to death There is only so much I can read about Sookie's daily life taking a shower shaving her legs plucking her eyebrows putting on body lotion and deodorant Seriously? Arrrgggghhhhhh Someone please shoot me Oh but wait we also get to find out about fascinating stuff like her job at the bar or Bill's shopping habits he gets his khaki Dockers green and brown striped golfing shirt polished loafers and thin brown socks from Dillard's you see Fascinating stuff I tell you And don't get me started about Uncle Bartlett's prostate problems Wait wait wait Something is finally about to happen Oops sorry it's only Sookie going to work again And it goes on and on and on and on Now for the corny stuff#1 Sookie and Bill have known each other for about 5 seconds and they're already strolling hand in hand like two lovebirds Okay it's a bit silly but I can deal with it#2 Your dress is the color of your eyes Please tell me I did not just read this#3 His eyes looked at my body as if it were a drink of water on a desert dune Someone please shoot me Again And it goes on and on and on and on I'm sorry Mushy is not me And mushy is just not sexy either Because Sookie Bill kissing and having sex is about as unsexy as it gets What are these people made of? Stone? Cardboard? I don't think I've ever read such boring unexciting ridiculous badly written sex scenes But apparently Sookie doesn't notice because she's flying flying seeing white with gold streaks insert major eye roll here Sorry guys I'm not done yetDefendant #1 Sookie I’m blond and blue eyed and twenty five and my legs are strong and my bosom is substantial and I have a waspy waistline Are you kidding me? Needless to say Sookie and I got off to a bad start And it all went downhill from there The girl is silly immature and overly naïve I get that she's supposed to have been sheltered all her life but this is just too much The girl is supposed to be 25 not 15 To make things worse she's as emotional as a stone Did I say that already? Oh wellDefendant #2 BillMost boring vampire ever? You got that right I've never been a big vampire fan but this guy gives the word dull a whole new dimension What with his constant pity party corny ways wanting to settle down not wanting to drink blood from humans Get a life Bill A real badass vampire life To make things worse he's as emotional as a stone Did I say that already? Oh wellTo think someone sold me this series yes Shelly it's you I'm talking about with images such as this oneAnd I got Boring Bill instead? I am not pleasedThis is not Urban Fantasy it's Boring Fantasy By now I think you all realize I slightly disliked this book But I'm a nice girl I really mean no harm So please don't start unfriending me just yet guys I love you all and promise to behave from now on

  8. Trin Trin says:

    Sigh I tried to give this a fair chance I really did I went into it hopeful despite some other negative reviews that I’ve read because I uite liked the pilot for True Blood the new HBO series based on these books Dark however loses points from me right away because the two most interesting characters on the show—Sookie’s cranky best friend Tara and Lafayette the fabulous in every sense of the word chef at the bar where Sookie works—either completely don’t exist or have only the tiniest of roles respectively Lame Still I find the basic premise Harris has cooked up intriguing in this world vampires have come “out of the coffin” and are public knowledge; they can drink Japanese manufactured synthetic blood and have basic human rights On the show I believe they are still working toward those rights but it hasn’t been made entirely clear That’s an idea that seems rich with symbolic significance that correctly handled could be truly fascinatingInstead as Harris handles it it’s just another boring romance between a powerful possessive alpha male and his frail human woman who’s in need of his protection Sookie isn’t to be fair as helpless and hopelessly devoted to her man as Bella Twilight Swan is but the basic power dynamic between her and Vampire Bill is still incredibly boring In general as a couple they are boring So there’s that dullness—bad enough—which Harris proceeds to combine with several shakes of sheer lunacy Sookie completely under reacts to incredibly traumatizing things like waking up with a naked shapeshifter in her bed or a loved one’s murder She believes the PR that vampirism is a virus and is really surprised when someone points out that that doesn’t make sense considering that shapeshifters and telepathy also exist and you know vampires can fly Despite being telepathic Sookie’s only able to solve the oh so complicated mystery when the killer attacks her Handy Oh and Elvis shows up I am not kiddingI wish I were though I also wish I was wrong when I say that I can predict pretty much exactly how the rest of this series will go with Sookie like a less lubricated Anita Blake fighting off the affections of two or men and unable to make up her goddamn mind Both of those men will devote their unlives to protecting her and Sookie will say “God I’m a grown woman I can take care of myself I don’t need you to protect me”—and then instantly need them to protect her And then Kurt Cobain and Jimmy Hoffa will show up to hang out with Vampire ElvisGimme a break I can only hope that the show proceeds to interesting ground because reading this book all I could think was been there done that have the lousy fang marks

  9. Sean Barrs Sean Barrs says:

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it Well at least before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet But that’s a separate issue altogether The show took Charlaine Harris’s book and made the story better; it made it sexy and scary But let’s not forget that without this there would have been no show whatsoever So fans of the television show do owe a lot to Charlaine Harris Her writing for me though can be summed up in one word tepid She has the characters and some strong ideas but she just can’t insert life into her prose Where was the shock factor? Where were the cheap thrills and the melodrama? Normally I’d criticise a book for having these but this one so desperately needed them I didn’t find this story remotely exciting; it had no sense of drive and again it lacked the sex appeal of the television show Perhaps I may have enjoyed this a little if I’d read it before seeing all the blood and drama on the screen Who knows? Either way this just didn’t hit the mark There is no atmosphere Television Bill was a bit of an enigma at least he was at the start He comes across as a brooding man troubled by his past and his violent nature Here though he’s just a bit boring He doesn’t really have a lot about him He seemed computer geek than vampire solider The writers of the show undeniably took his character and made it better; they made him interesting and devious Some super fans will likely disagree with me But ask yourself this which Bill is interesting to hear about? Which one would you rather turn at Merlot’s bar and grill giving you the eye and the fang? He carried with him a dark story one the show slowly peeled back Then there is the lack of antagonist Sure there’s a mysterious serial killer going around stabbing people to death But ultimately he was dealt with rather easily Again to compare this to the show the first season shadows Eric as a sort of bad guy It was so much entertaining I have read much further than this book in the series In my mid to late teens I managed to get through most of them and I didn’t really enjoy any of them I’m not sure why I kept reading them to be honest; it was likely due to a lack of reading material and funds to buy something better True Blood is far from being the peak of television artistry; however it can be enjoyed for what it is a dark and mysterious fantasy romance that depicts weird and wonderful characters struggling though their fucked up lives This here is the story of just Sookie Stackhouse whereas True Blood expands on the side characters and fleshes them out; they were the ones that make it fun Sookie is just dull her life is dull and this book is dull Even after all these years I can still taste the blandness of the writing If my seventeen year old self a self who had read less than twenty books in his life hated this I dread to think how I would react to it now if I was reading it for the first time

  10. Shannon (Giraffe Days) Shannon (Giraffe Days) says:

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago and as usual once one person recommends them everyone seems to be talking about them you see them everywhere and you get curious They're in the fantasy section though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression at first that they were YA and silly They are fun but they are definitely for adults The vampiremystery style reminds me of the one Anita Blake book I read the first one which was horrible can't say that enough times the similarities aren't obvious or anything but perhaps because Dead Until Dark isn't paranormal romance and it's not like The Turning or the Black Dagger Brotherhood books Anita Blake is the closest comparisonOh but this book is soooooo much better After a slightly rocky start in which the writing confused me a bit something that also reminded me of Guilty Pleasures perhaps unfairly the story really gets going and in new and surprising waysSookie Stackhouse is a waitress at a bar in Bon Temps in Louisiana She has what she calls a disability she can read minds She's spent her young life trying to guard against the babble of other people's thoughts and because of the level of concentration that takes she never did particularly well at school and never went to uni But she likes working at Merlotte's likes living with her Gran since her parents died even though she can't have a relationship it wouldn't be fun hearing what a man thought of you while being intimate would it?She's also fascinated by vampires and has been waiting to meet one since they came out of the coffin so to speak and became legal citizens One night her wish comes true a vampire called Bill comes into Merlotte's and joy of joys his mind is silent She can't hear a thing Finally a man an undead man true she can relax withBut while Sookie and Bill are trying to have a normal relationship working class women are being murdered in the area and while at first it looks like vampire work soon the police are looking at Sookie's womanising brother Jason On top of that the most powerful and dead gorgeous vampire in the area Eric has his eye on Sookie and her ability for his own uses Dead Until Dark is a great mix of urban fantasy and mystery and the crime side of the story didn't bore me a bit I loved Bill he was kinda adorable while also a bit unpredictable and scary very nice and while I didn't understand all the expressions I've seen enough movies set in southern US states that I could picture the people places and culture fairly well The book could have done with better proof reading to catch all those missing prepositions and at one point an interesting way of spelling complexion There were also a few times where Sookie who narrates is musing about something and then another characters replies it threw me off because it wasn't all that clear that she'd voiced her thoughtsSookie is a great protagonist lively fiesty uirky and strong without being stubborn and bitchy and her telepathy makes her especially interesting She's definitely one of the better heroines of vampire novels I've come across to date I loved Sam too and Dean was great Oh and the Elvis thing was funny too though I was a bit slow in catching on Anyway if vampire books aren't your usual cup of tea you might want to try this series because it's very enjoyable and fast paced yet with nice slow moments where you get to enjoy and understand the characters so good character development always important So I guess this means I'm joining the Sookie Stackhouse bandwagon?

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