In the Future, Tense

April 23, 2009

From the Stack

Filed under: Book Reviews — carolynanderson09 @ 11:27 am

dead-until-dark-coverDEAD UNTIL DARK BY CHARLAINE HARRIS or “So, this vampire walks into a bar…”

With the first season of True Blood being released on DVD, and HBO putting out previews of Season 2, I thought this would be a good place to start these periodic, and highly subjective book reviews.

DEAD UNTIL DARK is the story of Sookie Stackhouse, a cocktail waitress in a roadside bar in rural Louisianna.  Sookie is an outsider becuase she’s a powerful psychic who has to struggle to keep other people’s thoughts outside her head.  In Sookie’s world, vampires are out of the coffin and have legal rights.  They even have an artificial blood substitute they can drink.  One night, a vampire walks into the bar where Sookie works, and Sookie discovers several things: 1) she can’t hear vampire thoughts and the silence is wonderful, 2) vampires can be quite attractive and 3) she can kick some serious butt when required to save the vampire from a couple of small-time hoods who want to drain his blood (yes, they want to drain him.  Vampire blood has great health benefits).

This is just the opening, however, and it all happens before the murders start.



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