Monday, 9 April 2012

REVIEW, Dead and Gone

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Dead and Gone
Series: Southern Vampire series, book 9
Pub: 2009, Gollancz
Author: Charlaine Harris
Cat: paranormal fiction (mystery)
Format: paperback (lar); 312pp w/ 18 chapters
Age Range: Adults                                           

Sookie Stackhouse enjoys her job as a cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana, even though she sometimes gets tired of the constant chatter – and not just the gossip; Sookie can read minds. Its taken time, but she’s finally found cute, dateable guys whose minds she can’t read. And okay, so most of them happen to be vampires, but no man is perfect, right?
All of the humans in Bon Temps have had dealings with the vamps – mysterious, seductive creatures who ‘came out’ a few year back. Now the weres and shifters have decided to follow the lead of the undead and reveal their existence to the ordinary world.
Sookie already knows about them, of course – her brother turns into a panther at the full moon, she’s friend to the local Were pack, and Sam, her boss at Merlotte’s bar, is a shifter.
The great Were revelation goes pretty well at first – then the horribly mutilated body of a were-panther is found in the parking lot of Merlotte’s. Though Sookie never cared that much for the victim, no one deserves such a horrible death, and she agrees to use her telepathic talent to track down the murderer.
What Sookie doesn’t realise is that there is far greater danger than this killer threatening Bon Temps: a race of unhuman beings, older, more powerful and far more secretive than the vampires or the werewolves is preparing for war. And Sookie if an all-too human pawn in their ages-old battle...

Again this book was full of a lot of crap, and like the last one, I just couldn’t seem to care all that much or get into it. That was with both the first time I read it and this time (I only skim it).

First of all the were animals of the world came out. it was mostly because of the vampires. It went okay, I believe, yeah some people were killed and all that crap, but no massica, that I can remember happening....
But it’s not really the point, and yet it is.

There are a few bodies, one just happened to be Sookies brother’s wife who was pregnant at the time, that’s a story line threw it, one that’s there and yet...not.
The fairies are a bigger than and Sookie ends up getting kidnapped and the war sorta ends with a shit load of deaths. It’s not as eventful as all that because it’s not a series plot, and yet it’s there.
Actually the whole line of this story is kinda cool, because it’s a set of a storyline that’s only hit her because of the fact that she became something important in it, and that was because of...yeah, spoiler I’ve been able to hold.

I just....I don’t know, it was interesting and it needs to be read for the next to make sense, but I just don’t care anymore—or more to the point I didn’t.
It’s written well, and that may be the reason that I keep on reading, that or, I was hoping that it would get better, that I would find interest in the series again.
I haven’t, and yet she says the series is nearly over, and ....yeah, shit to talk about when I get to the end.

I think that if your still into the whole thing that it’s actually an interesting book, the big main plot points are great and intense, and it’s got a lot more heartbreaks and understanding in it then a lot of the other book.
It also has Eric becoming something more to her, or maybe, what he’s always been but this scare shakes them both and makes it real again.
I don’t know, but it’s my own head and thinking that made my uninterested in the series dwell, not the series itself, and especially not this book.
(I just don’t like that Quinn’s gone...*sniff, sniff*, maybe it’s all because of him!!)

Dead Until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, 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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