Book Review – Living Dead in Dallas

Okay, it’s official. I’m hooked.

I read Charlaine’s Harris’ Living Dead in Dallas in three sittings. I can tell she’s getting into more of a groove with Sookie and the supporting characters, really settling down in their world. I didn’t get one, but two, interesting mysteries to solve and there’s an even heavier hint of an upcoming love triangle between Sookie, Bill and Eric. She’s made the characters very real; her likeable characters are indeed endearing, but they’re also jam-packed with issues–Sookie with her quick temper, Bill with his pride, and so on. Plus, we’re introduced to even more “supe” characters, including werewolves and ancient beings with enormous power.

This was another fast, fun read with an adequate amount of sex (though we never really “see” the sex scenes) and suspense. I hope the suspense continues to increase with each book because while Harris is great at writing the mysteries in these stories, the suspense isn’t as hardcore as I’d like to see her take it.

My hopes are high and I’ll be picking up the next two in the series during my next trip to Walmart.

FYI: I know these posts are not formal reviews of the Sookie Stackhouse series. For me, these posts are more of a way to track how I felt about each book, and a way for me to note anything in particular that grabbed my attention.

One Comment:

  1. I’m addicted. I’m on book 8 but since my summer classes started i haven’t been able to “breeze” through it as fast.

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