Monday, June 22, 2009

Review - Living Dead in Dallas

Title: Living Dead in Dallas
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publishing Date: 2002
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Mystery
Rating: A
Sensuality: Warm

Living Dead in Dallas is the second book in Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse Vampire Mystery Series. Sookie is a very pretty southern girl who waitresses in a small town Louisiana bar and is dating a vampire Bill. She has a special talent in that she can hear what others are thinking, not vampires though, which is one of the reasons why she is dating Bill. Sookie owes the vampire leader, Eric a favor and he sends her and Bill to Dallas to help find a missing vampire.

Living Dead in Dallas is an awesome second addition to the Sookie series. I am just loving Sookie. She narrates the story with such an open and honest voice. I love how she is strong in her convictions and is willing to say what is on her mind, but she still remembers her manners. Sookie is sweet, not snarky and she can be very frank. I love her directness and she never plays the victim even though she is victimized.

Living Dead in Dallas is told in the first person perspective from Sookie. I happen to enjoy the first person point of view and Sookie is an excellent narrator. She easily captures other characters and describes them very well. All of the characters are well drawn and that is one of the greatest strengths of Harris's writing. There is a lot of action in this book and the pacing moves very quickly and flows smoothly. I am loving this series and I am looking forward to reading more.

This book can be purchased in print or kindle format from Amazon.


Kwana said...

Thanks for the review. I'm just getting into the series so I really appreciate it.

~ames~ said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying this series so far!

Are you watching True Blood this season?

Mandi said...

I've the first three in this series so far and really enjoyed them.

Did you like Eric in hot pink spandex? :) (if I remember correctly, it has been awhile)

Jill D. said...

Kwana - Your welcome! It took me a year between reading the first book Dead Until Dark and this one Living Dead in Dallas. Now, I want to quickly read the rest of the Sookie books back to back. I am hooked!

Ames - Yes, I am watching True Blood! That was why I had to read Living Dead in Dallas before the second season started. I am not to crazy about the young girl Bill turned, but I do love watching Bill and Sookie together. I just wished they had more screen time.

Mandi - OMG! I almost died when I read the description of Eric's outfit and yes it was hot pink and teal spandex. I believe they were striped pants, LOL!