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Definitely Delicious

  • Jun 19, 2010
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Definitely Dead is the sixth book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, on which the television series True Blood is based. Here, telepathic waitress Sookie finds a new love interest in Quinn, the handsome weretiger she briefly encountered in a previous book. As their relationship begins to take off, they are attacked by marauding werewolves and must later deal with vampire politics in New Orleans. Naturally.

Like all of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, it combines gothic humor, romance and a few who-dun-its. Those who are in love with either of Sookie's previous suitors, Bill Compton or Eric Northman, might be disappointed to see very little of them in Definitely Dead. However, Quinn offers a sexy and warm-blooded change of pace for Sookie's love life. Personally, I prefer him to her usual vampire paramours.

One drawback to this book is that we are thrust into a storyline involving the death of Sookie's cousin, Hadley. It seems out of left field, as if you missed something since the last book. That's because you have. A short story was published elsewhere between book five and six of the Sookie Stackhouse series. It is entitled One Word Answer and it explains the circumstances surrounding Hadley's death. Readers are encouraged to track down that short story before beginning Definitely Dead.

Overall, this is a really fun read and offers some important revelations about the main characters. If you're addicted to the Sookie books, this will only encourage that addiction.

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August 10, 2010
Thank you for the info about One Word Answer. I did feel like I had missed something in the 5th book and I wish I had had that info beforehand!
 
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In bestseller Harris's perky sixth Southern Vampire novel to star Sookie Stackhouse (after 2005'sDead as a Doornail), the telepathic waitress of Bon Temps, La., is off to (pre-hurricane) New Orleans to close out her dead cousin Hadley's apartment. Hadley's death six weeks earlier had been unexpected, since, as a vampire, she was already dead. Still, she'd led a lively existence as the main squeeze of the Queen of Louisiana, an omnisexual vampire, whose political marriage to the King of Arkansas occurred the night before Hadley's demise. Sookie and Amelia Broadway, Hadley's landlady and a pretty cool witch, immediately discover a mess of trouble left behind in Hadley's closet, and Sookie's soon neck-deep in even more. Though most of the intrigue doesn't come till halfway through, Harris keeps the action going nonstop in this bubbly brew of supernatural spice and whimsical whodunit that's more fun than a barrel of beignets. Alan Ball, the creator of HBO'sSix Feet Under, plans to shoot a TV pilot based on the series later this year.
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ISBN-10: 0441014917
ISBN-13: 0441014917
Author: Charlaine Harris
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Ace
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