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Vampires, Telepaths, Shape Shifters, OH MY

  • Apr 18, 2007
This is the second book in the Southern Vampire/Sookie Stackhouse series.

Right from Chapter one this book will keep you enthralled. Sookie Stackhouse, the telepath waitress and her vampire boyfriend, Bill, have a lot going on in this story. Sookie first discovers a dead body, she is attacked, saved, and then she travels to Dallas where she finds more danger. The book summary pretty much tells you all you need to know any more and you'd have zero surprises. After coming home from Dallas there are some surprisingly real and heartfelt emotions and issues between Sookie and Bill. Ms. Harris does such an excellent job of writing what Sookie is feeling, that you feel it, too. While there is a lot going on in this story, it is woven together, seamlessly, and flows beautifully.

Eric the vampire makes another appearance and all I can say is... yum! He is an excellent character and adds a lot of chemistry and humor to this story. There is also an introduction of another Vampire leader, while his character was important to this story I didn't get the feeling he'd be a major player in future stories. Sookie meets another Shape shifter in Dallas and I have the feeling I will be reading more about her in coming books, I am looking forward to that.

Living Dead in Dallas is an outstanding follow-up to the first book, Dead Until Dark. The story moves fast and has a little bit of everything in it; love, sex, action, sadness, life, death, laughs and drama. I loved it and would highly recommend it, but if you haven't read the first book, I suggest you start there and read this series in order.

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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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