!Ebook ♂ Dead to the World ♌ Sookie Stackhouse Is A Cocktail Waitress In Bon Temps, Louisiana She Has Only A Few Close Friends, Because Not Everyone Appreciates Sookie S Gift She Can Read Minds That S Not Exactly Every Man S Idea Of Date Bait Unless They Re Undead Vampires And The Like Can Be Tough To Read And That S Just The Kind Of Guy Sookie S Been Looking For Maybe That S Why, When She Comes Across A Naked Vampire, She Doesn T Just Drive On By He Hasn T Got A Clue Who He Is, But Sookie Has Eric Looks Just As Scary And Sexy And Dead As Ever But Now He Has Amnesia, He S Sweet, Vulnerable, And In Need Of Sookie S Help Because Whoever Took His Memory Now Wants His Life
Dear Charlaine,This may come off a little mean, but I need to start by saying that you are a bit of a hack But I don t mean that to be mean because the truth is I wouldn t want you to be anything other than the ass kicking, pseudo horror, pseudo romance, pseudo thriller hack that you are You are my go to guilty pleasure girl I love hanging out with Sookie and her crew, and that s all down to you I just wanted you to know that Dead to the World is my favourite of the bunch This had everything I love about Sookie and her world Practically no Bill, lots of Eric the hot Viking Sheriff of District Five , Weres, Witches, death, destruction, sex and tons of telepathic Sookie fun.Did I say sex Well, you hit the perfect balance between sex and action in this book, and I actually found some of the sex between Sookie and Eric to be arousing not something I can say for your scenes between Sookie and Bill And while I am on the subject of Vampire sex, Charlaine, thanks for eschewing the angsty, glittery, chaste, annoying Vampirism of Ms Meyers You celebrate Vampire naughtiness, then throw in some shape changing naughtiness for good measure, and that s so much fun to read than the moody, whiny love triangle between a vapid girl, a pissy wolfboy and creepy vegan vamp.So thanks for creating your bizarre, but believable world of everyday Supes who re challenging our prejudices by revealing that they ve always been among us Thanks for True Blood both the fictional product and the HBO series , fangbangers the coolest fictional term I ve ever read in a pulpy novel , Fangtasia and the whole wacky population of Bon Temps I know your books are trashy, and I know some of them have pissed me off in the past, but Dead to the World is an exceptional piece of B Lit trash I am now a fan now matter how bad the rest of the books are Sookie Stackhouse Fun I don t need anything than that So thanks one last time, Charlaine Harris I love your kooky mind.Yours, Brad Simkulet This book starts off with a bang Boring Bill announces he is leaving for Peru and Eric, the 6 4 Viking, makes an appearance in Bon Temps under a set of highly unusual circumstances he is running down the side of the road half naked and he has amnesia Now honestly, don t you think books should start with a half naked vampire who has amnesia If that doesn t appeal to you, well, to be perfectly honest, you and I might have a hard time finding something to laugh about together because that tickles my funny bone on so many levels I can t even begin to explain There are several things going through my head right now in regards to this book Eric with amnesia is hot I m not thrilled with the inconsistencies that continually crop up, but I find myself willingly forgiving them because I m having so much fun with the story One example that stood out in this book was a description of shirtless Eric where he didn t have chest hair But a later description is about what his chest hair looks like when it s covered in blood Hm I m glad Harris finally explained how Bubba is able to enter private residences even if he hasn t been extended an invitation I d been wondering about that ever since the end of the previous book Jason, Jason, Jason What s going to happen to you, Jason I ve felt indifferent to Jason for most of the series thus far, but in this one it hit me that he reminds me of someone I knew years ago My then boyfriend had a goofy friend who fit Jason s description to a T in personality, appearance, you name it That made me laugh As for Sookie herself, she continues to get interesting with each book She s likeable and funny and appealing because she feels like a real person It s typical in this genre for humans who spend a lot of time hanging around vampires, werewolves and other supernatural creatures to become something human than human But not Sookie At this point, the only thing she has to protect herself against the big bads of the supernatural world are her telepathic abilities and the fact that she can wield a mean shotgun which is kind of hot in a lesbie friend kind of way The only thing I would change about Sookie is to advise her to lose the word of a day calendars They re silly. Find all of my reviews at The Eric gifs are coming, but y all are gonna have to work for them By the time I reached Book 9 the end of the Sookie Stackhouse series, my reaction was something kinda like this I along with many other superfans of the Southern Vampire Series was extremely disappointed Not with the who will Sookie end up with part I mean seriously DUH when it came to that question I was bummed that it felt like Harris had thrown in the towel and just continued to milk that cash cow for all it was worth I don t fault any author for being done with a character or a series, but I do fault them for continuing on signing new contracts cashing paychecks when their heart isn t in it any longer As much as fans might bitch and moan about wanting , it s even worse when we get said but find out we spent our hard earned moolah on crap Now, I m not saying this series started off with goooooood books Obviously they weren t ever up for a National Book Award Buuuuuuuuuut, this re read reminded me why I got so addicted to all the fluffy yumminess Mmmmmm, Eric OBVIOUSLY The early books in this series had than just hot vampires and bangable werewolves view spoiler hide spoiler Best of the series so far especially when i put faces to these characters from the TV show this has become a guilty pleasure of mine. So after Bill there s Eric, the superhot amnesiac vampire Whereas anybody else would run with the Mulholland Drivesque plotline and linger on the noir aspects that go hand in hand with vamp myth, Book IV radically changes the series from the Twilight part of the spectrum to Buffy territory Proud to say that Dead to the World has less Sookie injuries and beastly bloodshed than any of the books that came before it There is still that erotic prose that owes lots to Anne Rice, the cute less than 300 page plots that emulate the first one the sole masterpiece in the Sookie Stackhouse saga and though they do not maintain that one s appeal, they never settle for clearset formulas This is always a good thing.Yes, it must be said that sometimes the stories are too similar to one another and after being on a marathon of these and will continue until book seven I ve bought them all at discount at Target I sometimes forget what has occurred before and when But I do love reading about Sam the shapeshifter, Bill, who leaves the plot for larger portions later on, the clueless but lovable Sookie who tries to live as normal a life as possible, while the Children of the Night are drawn to her irresistibly As are we. I m not going to lie I m feeling disappointed I have continuously heard that this is the Eric book From everyone who has EVER read these books Wait until you get to book 4 Who s Eric you ask.Let me show you He s a beautiful Viking vampire He is sex on a stick He will turn any woman s legs to jelloand well other parts of her will be doing other things Reactions beyond your own controlWhat I really expected from this book was a ton of this Starring this ridiculous piece of man meat What I got instead was of the fucking werewolves that bore me to tears and underdeveloped witchcraft.Oh and were panthersYeah I know So, while the few instances of sexy time with Eric were great I was overall disappointed And even disappointed that with a 50,000.00 paycheck Sookie couldn t even give him the benefit of letting know he finally got to tap that ass.Talk about a snob If I got Eric in the sack you can guarantee everyone with ears would know about it And then I d use the 50 grand to pay for a national advertisement But hey, I guess that s me.Thanks to this crazy MahFah for agreeing to buddy read with me D And for My fellow Ramsey Snow Groupie for inviting herself into the buddy read and making it all the fun. Dead to the World is the fourth installment in the Sookie Stackhouse series I actually read this a year or back but re read it last night again and realized I like it than 4 stars Eric is my favorite character to start with, but during this book I love the new Eric also He seemed so venerable and lost It was Eric from a simpler time, without all the death and pain He was reborn and cute as hell lol And I think Eric truly felt something for Sookie What could have been But, then Eric wouldn t be the Eric that we ve come to love And I do like the original Eric a lot As for the story line outside of Sookies romance life, Sookie doesn t have it easy Her brother goes missing, she s being hated to the point where the answer comes to death and to save Eric from losing his memory permanently, she has to go up against very powerful witches, that ends up in a battle for lives Dead to the World was very exciting and suspenseful read The romance was great and the plot was well put together I really enjoyed this book I m not looking forward to Dead in the Family due out in May If you haven t read this series yet, or have only watched the show, I highly recommend you read the books The show may be good but the books are great You don t know what your missing Loving eric and sookie s chemistry I personally think that bill is a b tch lol he didnt even know that sookie was trying so hard to pay her bill And oh yeah remember when 2.5 StarsFirst off, I would like to thank both Kelly and Stepheny for allowing me to intrude upon their buddy read I do not believe it necessary to reiterate how much distaste I feel for Sookie Stackhouse If you care to know my explicit feelings in this matter, I go into rather intense detail in my review here.I will merely say I find her moronic and tedious, for purposes of this review After reading this, the fourth book in the series, I think I have figured out what it is exactly that I cannot stand about Harris s writing style I am a person who views language as an art form I believe that while there are several words that may be substituted in the place of each other that there is generally one word which flows best I believe that words have a reactive feeling within us and that although English is certainly not the most elegant of the languages a writer has a responsibility to their readers to attempt to make that language resonate in their stories To choose words which do not smash and jar the reader in opposition to the emotions you are trying to invoke in a particular scene Of course, like almost anything, there are exceptions to this I really don t think Harris would agree with me In my opinion, she sacrifices much in way of style and language art for substance in this series And, to me, it shows There are many choices she makes, language wise, that simply do not jive with me Let me make an example The bleh mouthfeel a word I find in contradiction to the very thing it s expressing of the word Love is like a circle, perfectly rotating it is a soft word that feels balanced on the tongue Love If love were a letter it would be an O The word Lover , on the other hand, is like a Q , a circle with a stop in it that feels jarring to my mouth and also when my brain speaks it when reading I abhor the term Lover and Baby , for that matter Both of these endearments are overused in this story I have much positive feelings about the show based on this series than I do the book series it is based on, and as a reader that upsets me It s no well hidden secret that I have fond feelings for Eric Northman Dead to the World begins with Eric having amnesia and behaving very docile and un Eric like And while I adore the smart mouthed asshole persona, I admit to having a soft spot for memory washed Eric He makes me wonder what Eric, the human Viking, must have been like There are several different stories happening simultaneously in this book Jason, Sookie s lady killer brother, goes missing Sookie is put on Eric Watch and a group of evil witches is trying to take over Shevreport For a book with so much potential plot there is far too much uninteresting bullshit within these pages As I said, there is a lot of meat to this story and I m curious how it would have read if I hadn t known what was likely to happen going in but Harris concentrated far too much on the fat Had this been trimmed down I believe it would have been interesting, if not artistically pleasing to me Also, that cover is not pleasant AT ALL That image of Eric almost killed all sploosh factor a couple times One final note as my review is now reaching lengthy proportions I loathed the amount of Bill thought talk within this book For one, Bill was not present For second, at the end of the last book Bill raped Sookie The fact that this incident is glossed over in a way that minimises the act is DEEPLY unsettling to me.