Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dead Until Dark (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 1)

Sookie Stackhouse lives in our world well almost, in Sookie’s world Vampires "came out of the coffin" and are now a legal part of society. So we have Bill the vampire looking for a place to fit in and a place to call home. Sookie herself is trying in vain to fit in as well, Sookie has the ability to read minds and she calls it her disability. She is delighted the night a vampire walks into the bar that she works at and into her life. While Sookie can hear everyone else’s thoughts Bill is completely silent to her all she hears is what he tells her. The fact that she cannot hear Bill’s thoughts is a great turn on to Sookie it is only with him that she can be totally a peace in a world where the voices of those around her never turn off. Yes I know that it sounds a lot like Twilight but it is anything but. For my money this is a far better story from a far better writer.

This novel has just the right amount of horror, mystery, humor and let’s not forget sex. Let’s not be under any allusions this is an adults only novel the sex is not hidden subtext it is on full display and often. The novel is a quick, easy and highly enjoyable read. Once started it is extremely hard to put down.

I give this novel 5 out of 5 you would be hard pressed to find a better vampire mystery novel anywhere. It is not hard to see why these novels were chosen to make into a TV series. Oh yes that is right these novels have been made into the TV series True Blood. I can highly recommend the TV series as well. Reader and watcher beware though these are aimed at an adult market.

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