30 August 2009
Book Review: Living Dead in Dallas
Title: Living Dead in Dallas
Author: Charlaine Harris
Published: 2002 Pages: 291
Genre: Vampire, Detective
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In the second installment of the Sookie Stackhouse series, Sookie and Bill travel to Dallas to help some area vampires find a lost brother. Simultaneously they are involved in the murder of Merlotte's cook. This double mystery leads Sookie into the world of vampires, vampire hunters, orgiastic parties, and mythological creatures.
I really questioned whether or not to read this book. While I didn't hate the first book, I wasn't overly impressed and didn't know if it would be worth my time to continue with the series. I must say, however, that I enjoyed Living Dead in Dallas, much more than I expected.
One reason I enjoyed this book so much was the maenad, who was absolutely fascinating as a theoretical concept and as a character in the book. When we are first introduced to the maenad, she acts. Readers aren't subjected to a bunch of meaningless, or meaningful for that matter, description. Instead, we see a seductive and deadly woman delivering a message in terrifying manner. I do wish there had been more of her.
I'm still not hooked on the series like so many others seem to be. I could probably stop reading now and not be too disappointed, but now that I've read the second book, I am determined to make it through the entire series. Perhaps it will get better with every book, and by the end, I'll be totally infatuated.
And may I just say - I'm a fan of Eric.
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