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Dead Until Dark (TV Tie-in): A Sookie Stackhouse Novel [Mass Market Paperback]

Charlaine Harris
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Sept. 2 2008 Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood (Book 1)

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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-and one of her coworkers checks out....

Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea.


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Wicked fun and romance ... Reader Johanna Parker will have you laughing out loud. DAILY EXPRESS --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

About the Author

Charlaine Harris, who has been writing mysteries for over twenty years, is a native of Mississippi. Born and raised in the Delta, she began training for her career as soon as she could hold a pencil. Though her early works consisted largely of poems about ghosts and (later) teenage angst, she began writing plays when she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, and graduated to books a few years later.

After publishing two stand-alone mysteries, Harris decided to establish a series. She began the lighthearted Aurora Teagarden books with Real Murders, which garnered an Agatha nomination. Harris's protagonist, a diminutive Georgia librarian whose life never turns out quite the way she planned, kept Harris busy for several books, but finally Harris (and Aurora) grew restless.

The result of this restlessness was the much edgier Shakespeare series -- set not in England, but in rural Arkansas. The heroine of the Shakespeare books is Lily Bard, a tough and taciturn woman whose life has been permanently reshaped by a terrible crime and its consequences. In Shakespeare's Landlord, the first in the series, Lily is caught at a moment when the shell she's built around herself is just beginning to crack, and the books capture Lily's emotional re-entry into the world, while also being sound mysteries.

Harris's latest venture is a series about a telepathic barmaid in southern Louisiana. The first book in the series, Dead Until Dark, won the Anthony for best paperback mystery of 2001. Each book about Sookie Stackhouse (and her dealings with vampires and werewolves and other creatures of the night) has gathered more readers to enjoy the books' unique blend of mystery, humor, romance, and the supernatural. The Sookie books are also being read in Japan, Spain, Greece, and Great Britain.

In addition to her work as a writer, Harris is married and the mother to three children. A former weight lifter and karate student, she is an avid reader and cinemaphile. She is a member of the vestry of St. James Episcopal Church.

Harris is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the American Crime Writers League. She is a member of the board of Sisters in Crime, and alternates with Joan Hess as president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance. © 2004 Charlaine Harris


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Format:Mass Market Paperback
So I was in a bookstore and I had to kill some major time and that is how I came across Harris' southern vampire novels. I had never heard of them before so I thought I would try the first one out. Well I read it in a day and went back to the bookstore and picked up the of the series that was availiable.

This book introduces us to Harris' heroine Sookie Stackhouse, a beautiful waitress in a small town bar. Not only does Sookie live in a world where vampires have recently been agknowledge as existing and are open to the public, she also has the gift/curse of being able to read people's minds.

I don't want to give anymore away but I would say that any fan of the supernatural should read this book, especially if you like your stories modern and with a sense of humour.

Currently I'm reading the second book in the series, so I can't really verify that the rest of the books are any good. But if they follow in the footsteps of Dead Until Dark, I think I will enjoy them just as much.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit dull July 7 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I decided to read this series after seeing the Tv show based on the books. It was an ok read but the characters seemed really wooden and unlikeable so I doubt i'll be reading any more of them.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad Oct. 7 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I found this book, just OK. I like the central characters but unfortunately it just didn't grab my full attention
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and quick read Oct. 1 2013
By Julie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed the easy style of the author. It was a fun and addictive read. Fans of the show, the story is somewhat different and wouldnt spoil many suprises.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Charlane Harris dos it Again! April 12 2012
By Pyretta
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Couldn't put the book down! Charlain brings the characters of Bon Temps to life so vividly. Laurell K, Hamilton watch out!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More "Love at First Bite" than Anne Rice May 16 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
What this book has going for it is great gobs of Southern charm in the guise of its heroine Sookie Stackhouse, a small town Louisiana cocktail waitress who has this unfortunate gift of being able to read minds. Then she meets Bill, and can't read a thing he's thinking,which is a delight in her eyes.Her inability to read him is tied to the fact that he's a vampire, which in Sookies world is as common as any other race, creed, or national origin. They are referred to as "fangs" versus "humans", and it's not long before she's head over heels in love with him. The problem starts when bodies begin to pile up around town, and Sookie begins to fear for her life.
Sookie is a disarming and utterly charming character, and for me is what makes the book unique.Bill seems an interesting guy, but there's not much to him besides his lust/love for Sookie, but I'm imagining more will be revealed in subsequent books.Overall I found the tone of the book hard to classify; Is it a romance novel with an underworld twist, or a mystery novel with a romantic undercurrent? Either, both, I don't know. Whatever it is, it's amusing and worth reading providing you're not expecting Anne Rice.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utterly shallow and one-dimensional! May 12 2009
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I was looking forward to reading this book because it was so highly reviewed on the site and because the HBO Series "True Blood" seemed to have garnered quite a good following. Little did I know that this book would be one of the most unenjoyable books I've ever had the misfortune of reading. Sookie is shallow, completely useless, and utterly one-dimensional. Any real thoughts that she has are hidden away from the reader and her decisions about some very real, potentially very unsettling choices seem to be made in the blink of an eye.

Supporting characters are also undeveloped with nothing interesting or unique about them. Where's the danger? The intrigue? The internal dialogue that must come from wrestling with sleeping with a vampire?

This book will go on my "do not ever recommend to anyone at any time for any reason" list...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm a waittress May 16 2010
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Urban fantasy usually takes place in, you know, urban areas. Cities, big towns, and places where vampires and weres creep in dank alleys.

But Charlaine Harris took a slightly different approach in the first novel of the Sookie Stackhouse series, "Dead Until Dark." While it has many of the genre staples -- werebeasties, vampires and superspeshul humans -- this series is solidly entrenched in warm Southern charm, humor and mellow mystery.

In an alternate world where vampires have revealed themselves to the populace (courtesy of bottled faux-blood), waitress Sookie Stackhouse can read minds, which is more of a curse than a blessing.

But when she encounters vampire Bill Compton, she discovers that she is unable to read vampire minds. Unfortunately she's run afoul of some vile people who want to cruelly drain Bill of his blood, so she charges out to save "the vampire Bill" from his silver bonds and blood-draining. They're mutually intrigued, and an odd little romance starts to bloom.

But then Sookie's life is overturned by some supernatural personal problems -- a coworker dies with fang marks on her thigh, and her grandmother is viciously muredred. And as she tries to find the murderer, Sookie finds that the supernatural world is a lot more complicated -- and close to home -- than she ever dreamed.

"Dead Until Dark" does a great job of avoiding the usual pitfalls of urban fantasy -- it's not all doom'n'gloom, gothic pomposity and angst. In fact, Harris has a fun time spoofing it with the wannabe-seductive, cheesily-dressed "fang-bangers ". Instead, it's soaked in down-home Southern charm, the pleasant little town of Bon Temps, and a generally mellow, relaxed atmosphere.
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5.0 out of 5 stars SO THIS IS WHAT ALL THE FUSS HAS BEEN ABOUT
I must be one of the last people on the planet to read Dead After Dark. I also haven't had a chance (yet) to watch the True Blood series although because it's been all over the... Read more
Published on Jan. 29 2011 by Buggy
1.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Get Past Page One
I have been watching the True Blood series that was based on this book series since episode one. I find that the story is compelling and almost all of the characters are quite... Read more
Published on Aug. 7 2010 by Amanda Brindle
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
I started reading this series a few days ago and hate to put it down. Full of wit and sass, just an amazing read. Not a sappy kiddy love or someone who can't hold there own.
Published on July 28 2010 by Copperdoo
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible
I picked this up book up after I watched season 1 of True Blood and it was a huge disappointed. The writers of the show really improved every aspect of this book. Read more
Published on June 1 2010 by S. Heiberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Suggest to all Vamp lovers
LOVE this book. The whole series is great, but this book starts it off so well. So much suspense! Couldnt wait to get the rest of the books. Read more
Published on Dec 29 2009 by Courtney Parker
4.0 out of 5 stars "twilight" for grown ups
This is a quick, entertaining read. It's got some very sexy vampires and a murder mystery running through it. Read more
Published on Dec 2 2009 by jernfurdle
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining ... should've read it before watching season one of True...
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris is the first of the Sookie Stackhouse novels and is written in first person through the eyes of Sookie. Read more
Published on June 30 2009 by Sam
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