Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Review of Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

Synopsis From Goodreads: "Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is on a streak of real bad luck. First, her co-worker gets murdered and no one seems to care. Then Sookie is attacked - and poisoned - late one night by some weird and apparently mythical beast. She only survives because the local vampires roll up and graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn't enjoy it). But in return the blood-suckers need a favor.

Which is why Sookie ends up in Dallas, using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire, on the condition that her undead friends don't do anything, well, vampiric while she's there. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly.."

My Review: Well another enjoyable fast read. I am not super impressed with the book but I did enjoy it. I feel like the writing is a little jerky, thought lines aren't complete and there are too many random tangents, maybe its just the way Sookie is but it makes the flow not as smooth as I would like. I unfortunately didn't feel any sympathy for any of the victims because they were such minor characters and again it seemed like there were plot lines that didn't need to be in there, but maybe they will arise in later books. I am also starting to dislike Bill and even Sam a little, honestly I didn't really connect with any of the characters in this book except Godfrey! It was a fun book, I keep reading just to see what sarcastic comment will come out of Sookie's mouth next.        

My Rating: It wasn't the best book I have read recently but it wasn't a waste of time either, just mediocre.  So I give this one Two Paws and a Stump Wag.


  1. Wow - you really sped through this one! Good review! I'll be getting to this one a little later myself, but I've currently got too many things stacked up that I want to read before I dive back into Sookie's world.

  2. Yup, it was one I flew through, but I tend to do that with most of the books (a benefit of being able to read at work). I can understand having things stacked up, but I can't wait to hear what you think about this one Sunny. I really wonder if the show was close to this one at all.