Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)

About the Author: Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty five years A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck The duck stays outside.Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college Rhodes, in Memphis Charlaine was wr Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty five years A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck The duck stays outside.Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college Rhodes, in Memphis Charlaine was writing poetry and plays After holding down some low level jobs, she had the opportunity to stay home and write, and the resulting two stand alones were published by Houghton Mifflin After a child producing sabbatical, Charlaine latched on to the trend of writing mystery series, and soon had her own traditional books about a Georgia librarian, Aurora Teagarden Her first Teagarden, Real Murders, garnered an Agatha nomination.Soon Charlaine was looking for another challenge, and the result was the much darker Lily Bard series The books, set in Shakespeare, Arkansas, feature a heroine who has survived a terrible attack and is learning to live with its consequences When Charlaine began to realize that neither of those series was ever going to set the literary world on fire, she regrouped and decided to write the book she d always wanted to write Not a traditional mystery, nor yet pure science fiction or romance, Dead Until Dark broke genre boundaries to appeal to a wide audience of people who just enjoy a good adventure Each subsequent book about Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic Louisiana barmaid and friend to vampires, werewolves, and various other odd creatures, has drawnreaders The Southern Vampire books are published in Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Thailand, Spain, France, and Russia.In addition to Sookie, Charlaine has another heroine with a strange ability Harper Connelly, lightning struck and strange, can find corpses and that s how she makes her living.In addition to her work as a writer, Charlaine is the past senior warden of St James Episcopal Church, a board member of Mystery Writers of America, a past board member of Sisters in Crime, a member of the American Crime Writers League, and past president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance She spends her spare time reading, watching her daughter play sports, traveling, and going to the movies


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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 292 pages
  • Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
  • Charlaine Harris
  • English
  • 27 May 2018
  • 0441008534

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) Sookie Stackhouse Is Just A Small Time Cocktail Waitress In Small Town Louisiana Until The Vampire Of Her Dreams Walks Into Her Life And One Of Her Coworkers Checks Out.Maybe Having A Vampire For A Boyfriend Isn T Such A Bright Idea.

10 thoughts on “Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)

  1. Vanessa says:

    After reading a succession ofserious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for Light Yes Trashy Oh yes Oh yes, yes, yes But not in a good way just trash, trash, trash.It is hard to say what I dislikedabout this book the sophomoric writing, or the annoying, vapid, 2 d, Harlequin romance heroine helpless twit persona of Sookie Stackhouse Sookie is a psychic, and this fact is used After reading a succession ofserious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for Light Yes Trashy Oh yes Oh yes, yes, yes But not in a good way just trash, trash, trash.It is hard to say what I dislikedabout this book the sophomoric writing, or the annoying, vapid, 2 d, Harlequin romance heroine helpless twit persona of Sookie Stackhouse Sookie is a psychic, and this fact is used to explain everything from why she didn t do well at school and became a cocktail waitress to why she spends all of her free time sunbathing to why she can t see an obviously dangerous situation until she s up to her ...

  2. Jennifer says:

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series I confess I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons 1 The cover was sparkly and I liked the art 2 Vampires Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice s novels would knock on my window late at night shut up, like you didn t I have been looking for the next Brad Pitt with fangs shut up, like you aren t And yeah That was all it took Sparkles and vampires SOLD.I opened up the book and kinda reg The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series I confess I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons 1 The cover was sparkly and I liked the art 2 Vampires Having spent a huge chunk of my youth hoping the vampires in Anne Rice s novels would knock on my window late at night shut up, like you didn t I have been looking for the next Brad Pitt with fangs shut up, like you aren t And yeah That was all it took Sparkles and vampires SOLD.I opened up the book and kinda regreted it and thought Well that s what you getThe main character is called WHAT Sookie Stackhouse And she is blond and a bar waitress and likes to flaunt her tight clothes and tans out in her lawn in a bikini Hu But I never almost never stop reading a book once I start so I bravely forged ahead And suddenly I stopped laughing and the pages started turning and I found myself thinking about the book when I wasn t reading it and wondering how fast I could get the next book.So glad that there were sparkles on t...

  3. Emily May says:

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine They are not the best written and occasionally we get a little too much of what we don t care for i.e fairies and shifters but amid the hot vamp sex and murder mysteries who really notices those anyway Most characters have both annoying and redeeming qualities, but this is good I never did like th I started reading this serie...

  4. Fabian says:

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin on this woman understatement Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note Dead Until Dark is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love therefore those with questionable tastes with the Twilight series.This book reminds me that not all fiction has to be poetry This one has a clear plot, it ties together all loose ends It is enthralling, addictive, everything one wants in the PERFECT p Stephenie Meyer has nuthin on this woman understatement Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note Dead Until Dark is a loud middle finger to all those in deep love therefore those with questionable tastes with the Twiligh...

  5. Trin says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Sigh I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two most interesting characters on the show Sookie s cranky best friend Tara, and Lafayette, the fabulous in every sense of the word chef at the bar where Sookie works either completely don t exist or have only the tin Sigh I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books Dark, however, loses ...

  6. ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) says:

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine Monty Cupcake.DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I m a total freak They think you re quirky, I think you re silly They think your story is better than candy, I think your story is the most uninteresting ever Sorry guys, I don t think this review is going to go well.I was recently told I was snarky and a cold hearted, impatient cynic you know wh December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine Monty Cupcake.DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I m a total freak They think you re quirky, I think you re silly They think your story is better than candy, I think your story is the most uninteresting ever Sorry guys, I don t think this review is going to go well.I was recently told I was snarky and a cold hearted, impatient cynic you know who you are people Guilty as charged Which might partly explain why I didn t like this Chick lit meets bad PNR as written by a 17 year old clearly is not me.The story Uninteresting at best Apart from that Boring to death There is only so much I can read about Sookie s daily life taking a shower, shaving her legs, plucking her eyebrows, putting on body lotion and deodorant Seriously Arrrgggghhhhhh Someone please shoot me Oh but wait, we also get to find out about fascinating stuff like her job...

  7. Demo says:

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books.Well, TrueBlood is the reason why Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity laughter.Damn I wish I could explain why I had to give this book a one star rating without sounding lame as hell Because really, it was a stupid reason, one that only I would run into, and I m 98% certain many of you...

  8. Shannon (Giraffe Days) says:

    I d never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious They re in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at first, that they were YA and silly They are fun, but they are definitely for adults The vampire mystery style reminds me of the one Anita Blake book I read, the first one, which was horrible can t say that enough t I d never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious They re in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at first, that they were YA and silly They are fun, but they are definitely for adults The vampire mystery style reminds me of the one Anita Blake book I read, the fi...

  9. Bookdragon Sean says:

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense it completely transcended it Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet But that s a separate issue altogether The show took Charlaine Harris s book and made the story better it made it sexy and scary But, let s not forget that without this there would have been no show whatsoever So fans of the television show do owe a lot to Charlaine Harris Her writing for me though can be summed The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense it completely transcended it Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet But that s a separate issue altogether The show took Charlaine Harris s book and made the story better it made it sexy and scary But, let s not forget that without this there would have been no show whatsoever So fans of the television show do owe a lot to Charlaine Harris Her writing for me though can be summed up in one word tepid She has the characters and some strong ideas, but she just can t insert life into her prose Where was the shock factor Where were the cheap thrills and the melodrama Normally I d criticise a book for having these, but this one so desperately needed them I didn t find this story remotely exciting it had no sense of drive, and, again, it lacked the sex appeal of the television show Perhaps, I may have enjoyed this a littlei...

  10. Helen 2.0 says:

    I might have enjoyed this oneif Sookie was a bitrelatable In a paranormal romance, the reader is supposed to be able to project themselves into the main character, right I mean, we pretend like that s not the point but that s kinda sorta really the point But Sookie is so emotionally distant and half the time I can t even tell if she s happy or sad or angry or what Her motivations are hard to decipher from the text Perhaps I misjudged the intent of the book maybe it was written I might have enjoyed this oneif Sookie was a bitrelatable In a paranormal romance, the r...