Book Review - Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris

Sunday, May 16, 2010


I grabbed Dead as a Doornail (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 5)
by Charlaine Harris at the local library just before we drove up to Johnson City, TN for two weeks. It lasted a bit longer than the other ones in the series because we were busy exploring the area and I didn't have as much time to read during the day but I did finish it while we were here which was my main goal because it's due back at the library the day we get home, no worries there though I've already got the next one on hold at the library so I am dying to get home and pick it up. As a matter of fact I briefly considered just going to the store to buy it but am refraining since I have other books to read and it would in a way be a "waste" of money since the library does have it available.
I finally found a good review that says enough without saying too much.

From Publisher's Weekly copied from Amazon:

Harris's rousing fifth Sookie Stackhouse fantasy-mystery (after 2004's Dead to the World) pits vampires, were-creatures, shifters and one fairy godmother against a sniper with an apparent aversion to nonhumans. If trying to discover who's behind the shootings isn't enough, the telepathic cocktail waitress from Bon Temps, La., has to cope with a few other distractions: her sexy "Were" friend, Alcide Herveaux, needs her help in his father's bid to become the next leader of the local werewolf pack; her boss, Sam Merlotte (a collie in his spare time), gets shot; her house partly burns down; and what's she to do about the handsome vampire bartender who dresses as a pirate at Sam's place? Between one mishap and another, Sookie is one busy gal. Harris does an admirable job of creating a heroine who's not only interesting but completely believable in a world of the strange and the different. Natural and humorous dialogue and a nicely paced plot that doesn't dwell so much on Sookie's old boyfriends help make this entry the best yet in the series.


True Blood isn't even close to this storyline but I am on the edge of my seat to find out how they approach it all. I liked this one a lot but honestly could have done with a little more lovin' which feels weird for me to say because I'm not one who loves romance novels but I guess I am learning that I do enjoy the vampire love. So, I am hoping for more of that in the next book but either way Dead as a Doornail was a page turner and as I said I can't wait to start the next one.


And it knocks off another one from the Sookie Stackhouse Reading Challenge, I am so excited for a while I thought I wouldn't finish this one in time



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