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Dead Until Dark

Dead Until Dark (reread)
Charlaine Harris
Fiction; mystery; paranormal romance
292 pages
Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much. Not because she's not pretty. She is. It's just that, well, Sookie has this sort of "disability." She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill. He's tall, dark, handsome--and Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting for all her life....
But Bill has a disability of his own: He's a vampire with a bad reputation. He hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, all suspected of--big surprise--murder. And when one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next....

I have just finished watching both seasons of "True Blood", so I wanted to reread the books. Surprisingly, I think that the first installment in this series is one of the weakest in the Southern Vampire series. I do not like the book version of Bill. I find him to be quite annoying. Another reason that I think that this book is a bit lacking is that there is not much involvement and interaction with Eric, who happens to be my favorite character in both the book and televion series. I think that he adds a dynamic to the series that was not as present in Dead Until Dark. I know it sounds like I didn't like this book, but in fact, I really do enjoy it. It sucked (haha) me into the rest of the books. I am going to reread the entire series and wait (as patiently as I can) for the third season of "True Blood" to begin. I haven't read the latest three, but I cannot wait to get to them!

Books read this year: 38/50.
Pages read this year: 12717/15000

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