This 2nd book in the Sookie Stackhouse series was really suspenseful and I think I may have liked it even better than the first because it was so fast paced. I like the continuation of Sookie and Bill's love story though find the development of Eric somewhat intriguing and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series to see where their relationship goes.
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I have read this entire series before, but I had not listened to them so here I am now listening to them. I like the first 7 books in the series best. This one is sad because Lafayette gets killed and I just love his character in the TV series, too bad. Anyway this is the book where my love for Eric started and it only gets stronger with the series. I am defiantly team Eric not Bill. Narrator does a great job very vivid in her telling.
I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)
Another thoroughly enjoyable, fast and easy fiction about vampires, shapeshifters, discrimination, violence, love and lust.
There is a little more mystery/suspense than in the first book in this series, and a bit less romance. But the sex scenes are a bit more graphic (not detailed graphic, kinda glossed over, yet more graphic than the first book's).
If you want to spend a lot of time thinking, or trying to figure out a mystery, this isn't the book for that, but if you want light and enjoyable fiction, give it a whirl. I am already starting the next book in the series.
The narration is excellent.
I started reading the Sookie Stackhouse series when I watched HBO's Trueblood. The books are, of course, different than the TV show, and I find them much more satisfying. This is book 2 in the series, and I thoroughly enjoy the way Charlaine Harris writes. She has a great ear for dialogue. The narrator, Joanna Parker, does a very fine job in reading the book, and keeping the different characters' voices separate. This book explores how Sookie gets asked by the local head of the vampires, Eric, to go to Dallas and help them (by using her "disability" or gift) with the disappearance of one of their 'nest mates'. Along the way she meets a new, terrifying supernatural creature. Sookie also finds her friend and Merlotte's cook in Andy Bellfleur's car, dead, and is determined to help find the killer. All in all, an adventure-packed read, with wonderful erotic touches thrown in. Very satisfying listen!
As I listened to this audio book, Living Dead in Dallas, I couldn't help but compare it to the television adaptation, True Blood. I have to say that in this instance, the series is much better than the book, which I found odd considering that in my opinion, 9 out of 10 times the book is much better. It's a great book, but Alan Ball the director of True Blood has done an outstanding job of making the series much less boring than the books and giving it the flair and drama that the books lack. I give the book a thumbs up, but I give the series 2 thumbs up.
love the story line. narrator was very clear....book seem close tv show. The book takes its time with story peaks and vallies and the tv show was a bit overwhelming.
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was a pretty good addition to the series. Sookie and Bill are still together and doing well overall (although they do have a few problems in the story). They get sent to Dallas by Eric (Bill's Vampire boss) so that Sookie can use her special abilities to help out with a supernatural situation there. They get through that alright but there are some issues closer to home that they also have to deal with. The story ends with things settled and Sookie and Bill together and doing well.
I enjoyed this story. I still like Sookie and Bill although Bill was maybe a bit less likable in this story than the first. Still, I thought they made a good couple. The story was pretty good and seemed a bit better paced than the first one. Overall, I liked it and would recommend it. :)
* FYI, the last 30 minutes of the audio version is actually a preview of the next book.