Monday, May 11, 2009

I Forgot to Savour It...

Lately, I've been a little bit, uh, obsessed, with Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse novels. You know, the ones that HBO's TrueBlood are based on? They follow Sookie, a mind-reading waitress in rural Louisianna as she navigates the newly revealed supernatural world - vampires, weres, witches and fairies - oh my! If you've been following along, you'll remember when I first discovered the tv series and spent a whole day watching the entire first season, when I bought and read the first book in the series, when the books completely took over my life, when I considered threatening postal employees because the latest realease had not arrived yet, and finally, when it arrived and I was so excited I took pictures with it.

I had big plans to take it slowly and savour this one, because as far as I know, Ms. Harris has not announced when the next one is coming. I even waited and didn't start reading on Friday night when I got the book, knowing it would go too fast.

Well I started on Saturday morning and finished on Sunday night. "Dead and Gone" went fast.

I don't want to spoil too much for anyone who hasn't read it. (By the way, if you're reading something else, you're wasting your time - start reading this series ASAP!) Let's just say I was pleased. No big departure from the previous books, this series certainly has an established style that it sticks to - but I am a fan of that style. In order not to ruin it, my review is like this:
ERIC!!! (ack! swoon! whaa?) Woah - Arlene! Bill!?!! Holycrapfairiesarecreepy!

Those of you who've read it (*ahem* EP *ahem*), thoughts?
Those of you who have told me you have the first book in the series but have not read it (*cough* Olga *cough*), get on it - you've got a lot of catching up to do!
Those of you who for some bizarre reason have not thought to pick up a copy of these books - seriously, get your butt to the book store or library! They're entertaining and light while being thrilling and sexy. And at least for me, they're consuming, they take over my life, I get emotionally involved, I have a GIANT literary crush on a certain former Viking.


Anonymous said...

I just added the first 7 books (as a box set) to my basket for the end of the month. :)

Thanks to you!

Anonymous said...

I am waiting, rather impatiently now, for my library to tell me the third book I reserved (months ago!) is in.

I may just cave and buy them now. Glad this one is good!

Anonymous said...

Oh - and I'm so excited about the music swap! :)

Anonymous said...

I havent read them... I have so many other books waiting to be read. Plus the TV show got boring.

Olga said...

Argh. I KNOW. I'm reading The Gargoyle right now, though, and it's pretty effing good. I've been on a streak with really good books lately and Dead Until Dark is next. I swear!

EP said...

First off, I'm so happy that you finished it! Even if you tore through it.

Your thoughts pretty much sum up mine. I'm a HUGE Eric fan, so you can guess how I feel about that. But the Bill thing and the fairy thing totally threw me for a loop. It shouldn't surprise me, but it did.

And I read through mine so quickly, too, that I didn't get to savor it. I need to reread it to really let it sink in. And then start praying that Ms. Harris releases a statement on when the next book comes out.

Larissa said...

giggles. I had a feeling you'd go through them pretty quickly. I'm restraining myself and reading one a month. i know. its terrible. i cant wait for june to get here so I can read the 2nd one! (which alrdy has 300 holds on it at the library. figures)