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Dead Until Dark

Harris, Charlaine (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life. When one of her coworkers checks out, she decides that maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea.
Authors: Harris, Charlaine
Title: Dead until dark
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2008
Edition: Ace hardcover ed
Characteristics: 312 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Charlaine Harris
Notes: "The first Sookie Stackhouse novel"--Jacket
Summary: Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life. When one of her coworkers checks out, she decides that maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea.
ISBN: 9780441015979
0441015972
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY HARRIS
Subject Headings: Stackhouse, Sookie (Fictitious character) Fiction Waitresses Fiction Telepathy Fiction Vampires Fiction Louisiana Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Fantasy fiction
Topical Term: Stackhouse, Sookie (Fictitious character)
Waitresses
Telepathy
Vampires
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Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life. When one of her coworkers checks out, she decides that maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea. ~Genre straddling book-it is a mystery, ro... Read More »

Sookie is just a small-time cocktail waitress with the ability to read minds in small-town Louisiana, until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life.


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May 22, 2014
  • Fisher_robot rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book series is one of my favorites! I highly recommend this to anyone who loves supernatural characters, mysteries, and books set in the South. These books are highly addictive, and I can't get enough of reading Sookie's adventures.

Jun 11, 2013
  • stacyhays rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I expected the first book in the series to be fun, and it delivered. The build-up to her relationship could have been more developed...I felt this lacked in the tv series as well, but now I see that it was following the feeling of the book. Otherwise a good read.

Fun, easy reading book. Has both humor and mystery elements.

Apr 30, 2013
  • JCLDebbieF rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Stephanie Plum meets Anita Blake! Enjoy the ride!

Dec 29, 2012
  • lilyofthevalley3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved this book! It was such a fun and enjoyable read and I loved the characters. I'm not sure if the author intended it to be funny but I really appreciated the laughs. I was surprised at how "normal" it was to have vampires as part of day-to-day life. I can't wait to read the next in the series.

Dec 17, 2012
  • sviera rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

addicted!

May 20, 2012
  • ravensview rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

G&M recommended a later one - will start with the first.
Was good, nice spin on a vampire theme, casual characters and dialogue.

Mar 28, 2012
  • emilysteeves rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I will comment here on the entire octology, as I borrowed the 8-novel ebook. This is a fun and easy read, and one of the trashiest novels I've thoroughly enjoyed. A telepathic human barmaid becomes enmeshed in the world of super-naturals, vampires, weres, fairies, etc. I expected some resolution to poor Sookie's over-loaded romance problems, but the author really left herself a lot of opportunities for another few novels.

Jan 08, 2012
  • jbeckber rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I finally found the perfect boook to read around the pool this summer! True eye candy, but as such I can't say it's great literature or terribly thought-provoking. You can bet I will be reading the others in the series though.
As a big fan of True Blood, I have been on the fence about reading the Sookie Stackhouse novels. I highly recommend Mark Blankenship's blog in the Huffington Post (Sucker Punch), and as he has pointed out, it is nice not having the knowledge of what transpires in the novels as we watch what goes on in Bon Temps. So I've decided I will read behind so as not to spoil things for myself.
The start of the novel conjured up the exact images of the first episode and I couldn't get over how well the writers and actors did. As the novel progressed though there were a lot of differences too. Makes me want to watch season 1 all over again...

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Apr 30, 2012
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Jun 14, 2014
  • skeeki7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This fantasy novel is also a mystery novel. It's about a woman living with her grandma in Louisiana. Sookie is her name and waiting tables is her game. She's just an average girl until one night whilest waiting tables a vampire walks in!!! Dun-dun-dunnnnnn.

Read it for yourself don't let me tell you what to think.

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Nov 21, 2010
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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Nov 01, 2009
  • gabadoobie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Nov 01, 2009
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Nov 01, 2009
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