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Living Dead in Dallas : A Sookie Stackhouse Novel

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The second novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris's "addictively entertaining"(Locus) Sookie Stackhouse series. Even though Sookie has her own vampire to look out for her--her red-hot, cold-blooded boyfriend, Bill Compton--she has to admit that the bloodsuckers did save her life. So when one of the local Undead asks the cocktail waitress for a favor, she feels like she owes them. Soon, Sookie's in Dallas using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She's supposed to interview certain humans involved. There's just one condition: The vampires must promise to behave--and let the humans go unharmed. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 108 x 178 x 19mm | 136g
  • Ace Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Ace Mass-Market
  • 0441009239
  • 9780441009237
  • 20,329

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Praise for #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse novels

"It's the kind of book you look forward to reading before you go to bed, thinking you're only going to read one chapter, and then you end up reading seven."-Alan Ball, executive producer of True Blood

"Vivid, subtle, and funny in her portrayal of southern life."-Entertainment Weekly

"Charlaine Harris has vividly imagined telepathic barmaid Sookie Stackhouse and her small-town Louisiana milieu, where humans, vampires, shapeshifters, and other sentient critters live...Her mash-up of genres is delightful, taking elements from mysteries, horror stories, and romances."-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"The series continues to be inventive and funny with an engaging, smart, and sexy heroine."-The Denver Post

"Blending action, romance, and comedy, Harris has created a fully functioning world so very close to our own, except, of course, for the vamps and other supernatural creatures."-The Toronto Star
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Praise for #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse novels "It's the kind of book you look forward to reading before you go to bed, thinking you're only going to read one chapter, and then you end up reading seven."--Alan Ball, executive producer of True Blood "Vivid, subtle, and funny in her portrayal of southern life."--Entertainment Weekly "Charlaine Harris has vividly imagined telepathic barmaid Sookie Stackhouse and her small-town Louisiana milieu, where humans, vampires, shapeshifters, and other sentient critters live...Her mash-up of genres is delightful, taking elements from mysteries, horror stories, and romances."--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The series continues to be inventive and funny with an engaging, smart, and sexy heroine."--The Denver Post "Blending action, romance, and comedy, Harris has created a fully functioning world so very close to our own, except, of course, for the vamps and other supernatural creatures."--The Toronto Star
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About Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse and Midnight, Texas, fantasy/mystery series and the Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly, and Lily Bard mystery series. Her books have inspired HBO's True Blood, NBC's Midnight, Texas, and the Aurora Teagarden movies for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. She has lived in the South her entire life.
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Rating details

210,313 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 32% (67,506)
4 39% (81,974)
3 24% (50,444)
2 4% (8,807)
1 1% (1,582)

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I know this is another paranormal series that I'm probably one of the last of five people to read. But I actually read Dead Until Dark a little over a year ago and I really didn't like it all that much. Mostly it was a problem with the relationship between Sookie and Bill. I wasn't buying it. It was very unrealistic and cold and I just didn't really want to sit through book after book of their boring relationship and Bill's extremely dull personality. So I set it aside, not really sure whether I would continue or not. Here I am, a little over a year later and I've decided to try and pick up the series again. It's just that it's such a popular series that I would really like to be apart of as far as the talk about the new books and such. Plus I really want to watch the TV show and although I know that you don't really have to read the books first (or at all), I sort of want to. I liked this one a lot better than I liked Dead Until Dark, but I still didn't love it. I didn't have all that much reading time this past week because of family being in town for the holidays, so the fact that I couldn't really sit down with it in a quiet and undisturbed place could be playing a role in that. However, I don't think that's the whole deal. I think where I do have problems still revolves mostly around still the relationship between Sookie and Bill seeming very cardboard, and also just the dialog in general. The story and plot wasn't bad, but the dialog just seems so awkward and doesn't really flow very well. One thing I did really like about this book though was getting some more Eric page time. Although he's not a huge character at this point, I of course know that he plays a bigger role in the future books. I liked his character in this one and he made me laugh a few times so that was good. I'm definitely looking forward to more of him in the future books. Also I liked Sookie better in this one than I remember liking her in the first one. Of course, I read that over a year ago so I can't very clearly remember ALL of my opinions on the book. But I do remember I found her a bit annoying and I wasn't really getting any annoying vibes from her in this one. So overall, it wasn't bad, but still not really anything to brag about in the Urban Fantasy genre (in my opinion). This book definitely gave me the push to want to continue on with the series at least for a few more books to see how that goes. I have a feeling they'll get a bit better as they go on. So I'm glad I picked this one up and I'm looking forward more to the rest of the series.show more
by I\'m Loving Books
Sookie and Bill are set for their next adventure. After the unexplained murders of a number of women in the small town of Bon Temps in Louisiana had been solved by Sookie, she finally hoped that things might settle back down to normal. Well, as normal as you can get with a vampire for a boyfriend. But with the discovery of a new dead body and a promise to keep, things were going to be far from normal. A body has been found, dead, and its not just any body, it's a friend of Sookie's, and she's determined to use all her skills, her telepathy, to find out who the murderer is. But there is little time to dwell on this matter as Sookie must fulfil a promise to the vampires, a promise that leads her to Dallas, to kidnapers, murderers, traitors and sadists. And that's just the humans. As with the first book it's enjoyable and light, however it does seem to lose its way. The books start and ending dealing with the murder seems somewhat tacked on to the bulk of the book as an extra or afterthought. The intrigue and mystery of the initial murder is overshadowed, and then lost, as this murder is quickly forgotten about in favour of a new story line in Dallas, and although the murder is well thought out and terribly interesting, it feels out of place with the main story.show more
by Larissa McGrath
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