Monday, January 14, 2008

Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris

This is #5 in the series. Before I even go any further, let me just complain about the writer's strike for a minute. I know they have valid reasons for what they are doing but because of the strike the HBO series for this book series has been delayed. I'm mad, damnit! lol! I was looking forward to this series and was hoping it would be put on DVD since I don't get HBO. Then we moved in with my Mom while we are between houses and she has HBO. Perfect! But no.....
On to the review! I don't actually really know what to say about this one that I haven't said about past books in the series. I just really like this series. It's a fun read for me. Sure there are vampires and shifters and fairies. It's not something normal. But the stories are good and the characters are great. Plus, I like vampire stories. haha!
In this one, it appears that somebody is trying to kill shifters in the community. Sam gets shot so Sookie goes to Eric with a request, to borrow a vampire until Sam is well enough to be on his feet and bartend. Eric sends a rather new vampire in his area. He stays at Sookie's house until somebody sets fire to her house. Charles, the new vampire, kills the person who set fire to her house and her fairy friend rescues Sookie from the fire. That isn't the end though. Somebody soon takes a shot at Sookie. Let's not forget that we also have Bill and Eric, two vamps that both like Sookie. There is also a shifter in the mix, oh and her boss Sam. Oh..and...yes that's right...even more people who like Sookie.


Literary Feline said...

I talked my husband into subscribing to HBO because I wanted to see this show. We have another show, our favorite, that airs on HBO too, and so that was the deciding factor. This is the first season we are watching the show live--and of course the last season the show is on. Go figure. Anyhow, I'm looking forward to seeing the show when it actually does air--and I hope it does! I know there are some shows that might not get made at all because of the strike. :-(

I love this series. It's one of my favorites. They are so fun! I still haven't read the latest in the series, but hopefully I can get to it in the next few months.

Beautiful Witch said...

I love Sookie! I live in Australia so no HBO for me either...I'll have to wait for the DVD release. :( Are you an Eric or a Bill person? This question has less relevance than it once did. I love Eric, but I can't see Sookie settling for him and his life. I see her long term with Sam who loves her and can give her the family she really wants. Sorry about this but it is so infrequent that I get to talk to people about Sookie! :)

Kris said...

beautiful witch - well, we currently have HBO, but switching companies (from cable to something else) and wont' have it. grrr
So I'll be with you -waiting for it to come out on dvd or begging my sister's husband to record them on their tivo so I can watch them at their house. haha!

I think Eric sounds incredible sexy, but like you I can't see Sookie being happy with him and his life.