Dead to the World
Series: Southern Vampire series, book 4
Pub: 2004, Gollancz
Author: Charlaine Harris
Cat: paranormal fiction (mystery)
Format: paperback (mid); 321 pp w/ 15 chapters
Age Range: Adults
Sookie Stachouse is a cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana. She’s pretty. She does her job well. But she has only a few close friends, because not everyone appreciates Sookie’s gift: she can read minds. That’s not exactly every man’s idea of date bait – unless they’re undead; vampires and the like can be tough to read. And that’s just the kind of guy Sookie’s been looking for. Maybe that’s why, when she comes across a naked vampire on the way home from work, she doesn’t just drive by. He hasn’t got a clue who he is, but Sookie has: Eric looks just as scary and sexy – and dead – as the day she met him. But now he has amnesia, he’s sweet, vulnerable, and in need of Sookie’s help – because whoever took his memory now wants his life.
Sookie’s investigation into what’s going on leads her into a battle between witches, vampires and werewolves. But there could be ever greater danger – to Sookie’s heart – because the kinder, gentler Eric is very hard to resist.
ThoughtsThis one is my favourite; really, I haven’t read another book of this series that I like as much as this one. And I don’t think that I ever will, to be honest.
It’s also the one that makes you fall in love with Eric, if you hadn’t by this point.
Sookie comes across him naked in the cold, running somewhere he shouldn’t be without any clue who she is, or why he’s there. But despite all this (and it’s explained poorly later in the series) he goes with her and make her have to take responsibility for him.
Oh, and there’s some shit with her brother, that’s actually a big deal further down the road (book 2 I think) though it’s not like this point ever becomes a main theme in any of the books, just a running story line.
The main story line is about Eric and the witches.
I’m not sure what it is about this book that makes me love it so much, really, I’m a fan of Eric without his lack of self, but...I just really liked this book. I like all the aspects of it. there was nothing bad, boring, or repetitive enough that made me want to forget the rest. I really, and truly enjoyed it.
And that’s really all there is to it. I can’t think of anything else to say without given you’all a page to page recap and those things suck when a books this good!
Dead Until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, [tb], Dead as a Doornail, Definitely Dead, All Together Dead, From Dead to Worse, Dead and Gone, Dead in the Family, Dead Reckoning, Deadlocked