Waiting tables, sweeping floors, reading minds and solving mysteries for the undead. It’s all in a day’s work for Sookie…
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…
I read the first Southern Vampire book last year and to be honest, I wasn’t that impressed with it. I didn’t connect with the characters and I wasn’t the fond of Charlaine Harris’s writing style. I never thought anything about reading the rest of the series. I just thought it wasn’t for me.
I’ve been watching the first season of True Blood on DVD and there is a lot of changes between the book and the show but I love it. I may not have connected with the characters in the book but I connect with them on the show.
Since I don’t have HBO I have to find some way to pass the time until I can watch season two. What better way than to read book two?
I loved Living Dead in Dallas. I very happy that I gave the series another try. Sookie has definitely grown on me and Bill is great but I like Eric!
If you had the same problem as me and gave up on the series, I suggest you give it another try. I don’t think you will be disappointed. I hear it only gets better and better. I intend to find out for myself. 4 stars!