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Chaos Abounds With Sookie!

  • Jun 16, 2007
The second book in the Southern Vampire series written by Charlaine Harris, Living Dead in Dallas, opens with yet another murder of an employee of Merlotte's Bar in Bon Temps, Louisiana. Sookie Stackhouse, barmaid and telepath, discovers the body of cook Lafayette, but she scarcely has time to look for clues to his murder because she once again finds herself at the employ of the vampire community to which her boyfriend, Bill, belongs. So what's a vampire-lover to do? If it's Sookie, she's going to get herself involved in a strange Fellowship, a nest of vampires with its own sense of justice, and have a fight with her boyfriend before returning to the original issue of poor Lafayette.

Living Dead in Dallas is an interesting sequel; while Sookie and Bill are still hot and heavy, you do get the sense from time to time that things are not always peachy in paradise. In addition, Harris throws in a couple more supernatural beings (maenads and werewolves) to keep things intriguing. Sookie is brave and sometimes foolhardy as usual, and Bill often is there to pull her out of danger. The secondary characters, including brother Jason, Sam the bar owner, and Eric the vampire, all return, and their portrayals receive more development throughout the book. Still, the story is chaotic and rambling at times; it veers off into almost a totally different book before returning to the central plot. There are plenty of loose threads that will lead into the next book and one can only hope that poor Sookie doesn't find herself so physically abused in the third endeavor. Overall this is a good read that will leave you ready for the next one. Recommended for the relationships, the mystery, and, of course, the vampires.

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"I love the imaginative, creative world of Charlaine Harris!"
-Christine Feehan

"Fans of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake... should cotton to Sookie Stackhouse."
-Publishers Weekly

"A delightful Southern Vampire detective series."
-Denver Post

"Charlaine Harris playfully mixes several genres to make a new one that is her own bright creation."
-Rocky Mountain News--This text refers to theHardcoveredition.
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ISBN-10: 0441009239
ISBN-13: 978-0441009237
Author: Charlaine Harris
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Date Published: March 26, 2002
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