Thursday, January 28, 2010

Book Review: Living Dead in Dallas

Title: Living Dead in Dallas
Series: Southern Vampire Mysteries/Sookie Stackhouse (Book 2)
Author: Charlaine Harris
Released: 2002

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...

Review: I enjoyed this book far more than I enjoyed Dead Until Dark.
Since I have watched the TV show True Blood, I keep comparing the books to the TV series, and I have to say that I liked Living Dead in Dallas much more than True Blood Season 2! While the TV series focused a lot on drinking, drugs and sex, the book focuses more on Sookie and her relationship to Bill, Eric, and the other residents of Bon Temps. The maenad, which was a big part of the TV show , was actually a minor event in the book.

Sookie was a more likeable character in this book. She was very loyal and honest and kept her promises, even if it put her in dangerous situations.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Club Dead. A book I haven't seen transformed to televison!

Rating: 4 of 5
Fan(g) Girl

Other Reviews of books in this series:
* Dead Until Dark

2 kommentarer:

brizmus said...

I'm thinking I might have to give these books another try. I read one a while back that I didn't love, but so many people have been saying such great things about them lately. . .it almost seems only fair to try another one.

Lola said...

Oh yay! I am so glad you liked this book! I am such a big fan of the series! I really enjoyed this more than the first in series as well! I hope you keep reading them! I look forward to your reviews! :)