Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town
Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one
of her coworkers checks out....
Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea.
A fun, fast, funny, and wonderfully intriguing blend of vampire and mystery that's hard to put down, and should not be missed.
Average Price: $10.00
This book is such easy reading and Charmaine Harris is a good writer. I read this book in an hour as I could not put it down. The books are way better than the TV series which was made for an adult audience. This book as well as the others are made for teenage reading but I as a mature adult feel in love with this book and the rest of the series of novels. I was addicted to the TV series and was sad to see it end.
Really good book to place under a table leg!
I enjoyed the first season of True Blood, but the book series is so much more involved. I fell in love with the easy beach-read style of writing and the interesting characters that appear. Not a masterpiece work of art, but such an enjoyable read, and much better story arc then the teen vampire fiction that is out right now. I wish I owed the whole series to have on my self.
Good read for almost anyone!
Last year I started to watch the TV show True Blood at the suggestion of many of my friends. After really enjoying the show, I found out it was based on a book series. In the past I've always found if I loved a Tv show or Movie that the books are even more fun to read. The Sookie Stackhouse series didn't fail me at all. I have bought, read all the books up to the recent "Dead Reckoning" hard cover and love them immensely! They are definitely not a heavy intellectual read and a little fluffy. But the action, mysteries and lots of sex keeps you glued to the pages. When ever i start one I have a hard time putting it down to go to bed each night. So If you love the show True Blood on HBO you will REALLY enjoy Charlaine Harris' books. My favourite thing to do is to enjoy them outside in the sun with a nice tall drink.
If you're a fan of True Blood, the best gift you could give yourself is the books. This is the first one in the series and how the books and show differ mainly is that the books are told in Sookie's voice. She's very funny and clever and very entertaining.
In case you aren't familiar here's the scoop: The main character is Sookie, who lives with her grandmother, Adele. Sookie is a telepath, and can read others minds, making it hard for her to date and regarded as the town weirdo. Sookie is a bar maid at Merlotte's and one night Bill walks in and it's love at first site. The catch? Bill's a vampire. In this world vampires have recently "come out of the closet" and are trying to live normal lives. Instead of drinking human blood they drink synthetic blood, making them, theoretically at least, no longer a threat to humans.
Several murders occur in Bon Temps where they live, and Bill becomes a suspect because many of the bodies have fang marks. Sookie's brother Jason is romantically linked to two of the victims, and he is arrested. Wanting to help her brother, Sookie asks Bill to take her to a vampire bar called Fangtasia, which is owned by Eric Northman, a vampire much older and more powerful than Bill.
The book is concerned with Sookie trying to clear her brother of the murders, and she also gets caught up in Eric's problems at the bar. Her and Bill's relationship progresses (the books are a bit graphic!) and it's a fun mystery-style story.
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