Tuesday 1 September 2009

Review: Living Dead in Dallas & Club Dead

Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
Book 2

When a vampire asks Sookie Stackhouse to use her telepathic skills to find another missing vampire, she agrees under one condition: the bloodsuckers must promise to let the humans go unharmed.

Club Dead
Book 3

Sookie's boyfriend has been very distant-in another state, distant. Now she's off to Mississippi to mingle with the underworld at Club Dead-a little haunt where the vampire elite go to chill out. But when she finally finds Bill-caught in an act of betrayal-she's not sure whether to save him...or sharpen some stakes.

Genre: Paranormal mystery romance
Published: 2002 and 2003

Short 2 in 1 review:
Since I finished them both pretty close to each other I thought I should do a 2 in 1 review. Since I have the same things so say about both in a way.

First, now I like them. With the first one I just kept thinking of TB, and seeing the actors. With this one I could create my own world, and I did not now what would happen.

I have come to like Sookie, she has guts, even if she does get beaten up a lot. Bill, well, dunno about him. I do like seeing Bubba around, but most of all I crave Eric. When he sneaks up next to her, where ever that may be, oh, I am smitten. I have hopes for Sookie and Eric, cos I do like him more than Bill who is just rather grey.

Oh and I loved Alcide in book 3, perhaps because I prefer werewolves these days and he is a were shifter. I do hope we get to see more of him. As for Sam, meh.

The story in book 2, that's right, those scary Fellowship of the sun guys, oh those were creepy and what a bunch of idiots. I did not like them for one second, and sadly I am sure we will see more of them. I did like that we got to see shifters and that freaky meanaed.

Book 3, Alcide, yes he and Eric were the highlights. I liked this book up to a point, Sookie and Bill in the back of his car. Ok that was wrong, gross, and I could never have forgiven him, it was horrible reading it, and then she just went back to normal. It's those kinds of scenes that makes me throw a book across the room. Here I didn't, but I sure will if it happen again.

The book series is so much better than the tv series. I am enjoying them, and I will get to read more now in September, for which I am really happy.


  1. I'm really going to have to start this series.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  2. I'm anxiously waiting for book 2. I haven't watched much of the series but I can see how that would make it hard to read the books.

  3. I need to get onto the second one of these.

  4. Anna,
    I got lucky, my friend have now bought them all. So I get to borrow them, happy day for me since I wanna know more.

    Yes, i want to imagine the people and now I just saw the actors, some sure likes that, but I like it this way. Oh and for some reason Eric has black hair in my mind ;)

    Aye you must. I would never have imagined me reading them all this year. But I got lucky.

  5. Glad you're enjoying the books. I've read the whole series and if you like Eric, you'll probably like the direction the story goes in. I ♥ Eric so the books make me happy. :)

  6. Bill & Sookie in the trunk...that's when I truly hated the character of Bill (not that I ever really liked him). He never won me over - especially after that trunk episode.
    But I adore all 9 books in the series and can't wait for more!



  7. Fictiongroupie,
    Hard not to see the Eric love, so I did see a glimpse of soemthing ;)
    And I am very happy about that since I really like him. I can't wait to read more. I sure hope I can meet up with my friend soon.

    I know, I got so upset, and if I had been neutral before, now I just got upset. She should leave him at once and hook up with Eric, or Alcide, since I adore him.
    Need more now

  8. I haven't really been too fond of Bill since the beginning, so I hope she kicks him to the curb now! I also am really fond of Eric, somehow, but he's so much more appealing than Bill. So excited for number 4!

  9. I definitely became more of an eric fan after the first two books!

  10. Hi Blodeuedd!

    I just read book 9, it was really good. I should go back and re-read the entire series.

    I like Bubba too, and Bill's okay, but Eric is my favorite. He's just so hot and sexy even with the attitude.

    Dottie :)

  11. Great review, this is such an entertaining series. I'm up to book 7 now and it's funny how my allegiance for certain characters has changed through the series.

    PS I have an award for you, you can pick it up at The Eclectic Reader

  12. I have heard everyone talking about these books and TV show, but haven't read or watched it! I might have to, though. I just think they are further down on my wish list. Awesome review!

  13. Haha cut Bill some slack, he didn't do it on purpose! But I wouldn't have forgiven him - Instead I would have gone to Eric's arms, at last. And if you like Eric, wait till you read the 4th book! (which is my favorite)

  14. Meghan,
    Here is to hoping she kicks him to the curb. I know, there is just something about Eric, even if he sure is possessive sometimes.

    Oh yes who wouldn't, after book 1 I was still a bit meh, but that sure changed fast.

    I can't wait to get my hands on the rest. I do wonder if anyone loves Bill the most, I only come across Eric loving people it seems.
    Yup, even with that attitude Eric is still the best.

    Aww thank you :D You're too sweet.
    I can't wait to see if things change for me too. I just have to read them and find out.

    I'd say go for the books first, cos they are really different in some ways.

  15. Hilda,
    I know, but it was too wrong and horrible.

    But that is sure what she should have done, left him and gone straight to Eric ;) You read my thoughts. I looked up the blurb, and I do know a certain picture from True Blood so I can guess....sqeee, i can't wait

  16. Club Dead and Dead to the World are my favorites in the series. I also think the books are better than the series though I enjoy watching True Blood also.

  17. Stephanie,
    Dead to the world, I really hope I get the chance to meet up with my friend soon and get those books.
    For me it's obvious what I like more, but that is just me, I can understand why people love the show too :)

  18. I'm a huge fan of this series. Have read all except the most recent that just came out. If you love Eric, as I do, keep reading and you'll be pleasantly surprised.

    And to anyone who hasn't read this series yet...get started!

  19. Hi Alyssa,
    Everyone keeps saying that, must wait until next week but hopefully my friend will let me borrow all the books then. I can't wait to get a big dose of Eric.



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