Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

18 Dec

livingdeadindallasharrisFavorite Line: “The only reason a vampire would enter a bathroom was if there were a human inside he wanted to have sex with, or drink from, or  (any vamps favorite) do both simultaneously.” (p. 94)

Sookie Stackhouse, cocktail waitress  and living lie detector, is attacked, poisoned, and drained in one night. Oh yeah, she also found a dead body that morning. So to top off a horrible day, she is told that the local vampires have loaned her out to another vampire group stationed in Texas.

Sookie is to use her telepathic ability to question humans about a missing vamp and in return the vamps agree to not kill the humans and to pay the Louisiana vamps for borrowing her. The interviews soon lead Sookie to a radical group of humans intent on destroying all the undead and the people who associate with them.

Living Dead in Dallas is book two in the Southern Vampire series. As in book one, poor Sookie gets the crap beat out of her more than once. At home in Bon Temps and abroad in Dallas, trouble seems to migrate her way. Supernatural creatures and humans are out for blood and Sookie is a great place to start.

A fanatical group of humans called The Fellowship of the Sun are prime suspects, so it’s only natural that they are investigated by humans, Sookie and a human companion to one of the vamps. The group is organized and dangerous to humans and the supernatural community, but how dangerous remains to be seen.

Sookie is drawn deeper into the undead and paranormal world as she investigates the missing vamp in Dallas and the murder of her co-worker, Lafayette.

My feelings of dislike towards Bill grow in this novel.

Read reviews at: Alice Osborn, Avid Book Reader, and Renee’s Book Addiction.

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2 Responses to “Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris”

  1. Susan Helene Gottfried December 20, 2008 at 11:31 pm #

    I’m not a Bill fan, either! The good news is that he fades into the background after a bit, and that’s when things really get rolling.

  2. scooper December 21, 2008 at 9:13 pm #

    Susan: I’m glad. I’ve now officially caught up with all the main books (never read any of the anthologies) and I’m very pleased with his disappearance. He was an ass and I say good riddance.

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