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Excellent writing, weird places for chracters

  • Mar 8, 2010
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The writing in this book is really well done, the author seems to have hit their stride. That's the good news...

The bad, for me, was a few things. I didn't buy the Eric thing and I missed Bill. He was a sidelined character. The odd part is that I liked the plot, overall, I just don't like where the author took the characters.

Not really sure how else to explain it. Good book, just didn't fit in. I dunno, hopefully Bill will play a more prominent role in future books.

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From Emma Bull'sWar for the Oaksto Laurell K. Hamilton'sAnita Blake, Vampire Hunter series, fromThe X-FilestoBuffy the Vampire Slayer, creators are mixing old European myths and legends with modern American pop culture. Incorporating influences ranging from blaxploitation movies and erotic novels to tabloid staples like UFOs and Elvis, authors and directors are creating a new mythology for the strip-mall, tract-house, cell-phone America of the new millennium.

One of the best-known and best writers of the new American mythology is Charlaine Harris. Dead to the World is the fourth novel in her Anthony Award-winning Southern Vampire series. It continues the story of psychic waitress Sookie Stackhouse, who has fallen out with her undead lover, Bill. Bill has no sooner departed for Peru, than Sookie finds the head vampire, Eric, running naked and terrified through the rural night. She helps Eric, and discovers his memory has been destroyed by a coven of unscrupulous, astonishingly powerful witches, newly arrived in her small Louisiana town, and offering a huge reward for Eric. Sookie tries to hide Eric, but her brother sees him--and immediately disappears. And Sookie finds herself caught in a war among witches, vampires, and werewolves. --Cynthia Ward --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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ISBN-10: 0441012183
ISBN-13: 978-0441012183
Author: Charlaine Harris
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
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