Monday, 20 February 2012

REVIEW, Living Dead in Dallas

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Living Dead in Dallas
Series: Sookie Stackhouse series, book 2
Pub: 2002, Gollancz
Author: Charlaine Harris
Cat: paranormal fiction (mystery)
Format: paperback (mid); 279 pp w/ 11 chapters
Age Range: Adults                                            

Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is having a streak of bad luck. First her co-worker is killed, and no one seems to care. Then she comes face-to-face with a beastly creature which gives her a painful and poisonous lashing. Enter the vampires, who graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn’t enjoy it).
The point is: they saved her life. So when one of the blood-suckers asks for a favour, she obliges – and soon Sookie’s in Dallas, using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She’s supposed to interview certain humans involved, but she makes one condition: the vampires must promise to behave, and let the humans go unharmed. But that’s easier said than done, and all it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly...

So, this is the second one that I read off my face on prescription med, back in ’09 when I was in hospital. My brother bough me this as a ‘glad you’re not dead’, gift because mum had bought me the first one.
My first thoughts on it, if I can remember correctly (most of that time, I really can’t) was that I like it better than the first one. I think this book was the reason I decided to keep on reading it, though it still had Sookie who annoyed me a little, with what she say that is contradicted to what she wears. But that’s already been bitched about, so we’ll move on. The second is that Bill is still her love life and as I’ve stated before, and feel that I have to again—I’m not a fan, at all.

So this book has two main story lines. One about her co-worker and a sex ring where he was last seen. So Sookie—taking Eric, because Bill was out of town—goes and figures it out, along with what the creature that cut up her back in the beginning wants with her.
The second is about another vampire is having some problems and Eric lends them Sookie to figure it out, which leads her to a Church and a vampire who wants to end it all and has been convince to take as many with him as possible. I’m not going to go into it any more than that, because, let’s face it, that’s what Season two is about, and pretty much what it had in it.—but don’t judge this by that shit ass session (sorry if you liked it, but man....I thought it was kill-me-now bad!!)

This one, dose however, show you a little more of Eric, of what vampire blood does to Sookie—and I think all humans. I liked it mostly because Bill wasn’t there for a big chunk, and I really don’t like him as a character, even though I get it, and I don’t think it would make any sense (even without what’s to come—and I wouldn’t remember this too much, because it’s not a surprise that I will reveal to you in a review, it’s one you much read to learn) if she had made him any different, his time in history and the man he was, it just wouldn’t make sense. But it doesn’t mean I have to like him just because I understand, does it?

Dead Until Dark, [tb], Club Dead, Dead to the World, Dead as a Doornail, Definitely Dead, All Together Dead, From Dead to Worse, Dead and Gone, Dead in the Family, Dead Reckoning, Deadlocked

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