Dead Until Dark
Ya’ll, this is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Our heroine, Sookie Stackhouse, is a cocktail waitress from rural north Louisiana who leads a pretty boring life until one night when a vampire walks into her bar. It seems that in Sookie’s world vampires have been out of the closet for a couple of years. They’ve come forward, admitted they exist, and want to be accepted by the world. Yikes. Sookie is really fascinated by this vampire because she can’t read his mind. You see, Sookie has this little problem, actually she would call it a disability. It seems that she can read people’s minds. Yep, it’s a little strange and she finds it very refreshing that she can’t read Bill’s mind. That would be Bill the vampire. Bill. Right. Anyway, it turns out that the vampires find Sookie’s talent an extremely useful one and under duress she is pressed into service for the vamps. I won’t tell you the rest cause I don’t want to spoil it for you. Suffice it to say that there is a lot of action, a bit of romance, and wisecracking fun.
Sookie is a delightful character who’s got a heart of gold. The entire book is written from Sookie’s perspective with her dry humor as funny as H-E-double hockey sticks. I think it’s fabulous that a white trash rural girl is the star of the show. Speaking of show it seems that HBO has decided to create a show of the book.
Hey and guess what? This book is a Southern Vampire Mystery series! So you’ve got several of Charlaine’s books to enjoy. I liked this book so much that I immediately went to the library, checked out every single one and proceeded to read them all in a week so you may see a review of the other books right here at The Restricted Section real soon. They’re quick, funny, and a world you can immerse yourself in to forget your troubles. -Flourish