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Monday, February 16, 2009

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 1)Published: 2001
Pages: 260
First in a the Southern Vampire Series

This book is one of the most entertaining books I've ever read. It has comedy, suspense, romance and fantasy! What more could you possibly want? Clearly the author has a very twisted sense of humour which I loved! There was one 'incident/character' that had me laughing so hard I nearly fell of my chair!

At this point I should say that I'm not a huge Vampire fan and I've only recently come to the Paranormal Romance sub genre. I've read and loved the Twilight series but when characters of Twilight could be annoying, characters who have the same potential to be as annoying in this book are just hilarious instead. Charlaine Harris has created some of the most entertaining characters I've read in recent times. As the book is written in first person, being inside Sookie’s head is an experience.

Sookie Stackhouse is just a ‘waitress’, Bill is a ‘Vampire’, her dear sweet Grandma encourages her to go out with him. Sookie has the ‘disability’ of being telepathic, which she hates and makes it impossible for her to live a normal life. Now I’m not one for blood and gore, in fact, I hate it and usually avoid those types of books. But whilst this book had a fair amount of violence in it, it wasn’t bad enough to bother me. I remember saying ‘yuck’ out loud at one point but don’t remember why.

I’d recommend this book to anyone who likes paranormal, vampires or just plain comedy. This is a fantastic read!

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