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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dead As A Doornail by Charlaine Harris

Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 5)Copyright: 2005
Pages: 295

Book Blurb: When Sookie's brother Jason's eyes start to change, she knows he's about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. But her concern becomes cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population-and Jason's new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter. Now, Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who's behind the attacks, unless the killer decides to find her first.

Review: In my opinion Sookie is a character that you either like or you don't! If you like her as I do, then you won't be able to stop reading the books, even though you've said you'll have a break. If you don't, then you probably won't read past the first book.

For me, one of the outstanding things about this Series is the way in which the author has stayed true to the character of Sookie, right down to her country girl ways, including some things that we might consider out of date or old fashion.

I love being inside Sookie's head as it amuses me constantly. One of my favourite lines from this book was "You can come back in now, said a young Were in three-inch-high fuck-me shoes..." Sookie so often says, in her mind, things that I myself have thought or heard a girlfriend say. This is what makes her such a down to earth woman that you can relate to on some level or just makes you laugh out loud.

This book was a little different to the others, there was still the 'who done it' element to the story and Sookie was still getting beat up and attacked but she was alone. She had a couple of minor encounters with various hunky men, but she remained alone throughout the book. Now when I say minor, I mean just kissing. I’ve read a lot of criticism about the fact that Sookie kisses lots of men in these books, she does. But she is a young single girl, she doesn’t sleep around, but she does enjoy being kissed. I don’t see anything wrong with that.

So if you’re up to the fifth book in the series I imagine you are enjoying them as much as I am. This one will not disappoint. I’m not even going to pretend to have a break now, I’m just going to keep going until I’ve finished them all!

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