"Charlaine Harris has created a charming, beguiling and sometimes unsafe alternate Earth"
When the Japanese invented synthetic blood, the vampires
came out of the closet and mankind had to learn to co- exist
with another species. Sookie Stackhouse, cocktail waitress
in Merlotte's Bar in Bon Temp, Louisiana, is thrilled
because she is a very strong telepath who cannot read a
vampire's mind. (How can she? They're dead). After breaking
off with her first lover vampire Bill and her second lover
Eric magically forget about their one night sexual
extravaganza, Sookie vows to live a quiet life.
She finds she can't turn her back on the supernatural
community because her brother Jason was bitten by a were-
panther and on the nights of the full moon he changes. When
that happens he spends his time in Hotshot a small
shapeshifting community. When one of the Hotshot residents
is killed and two other shifters are killed, the shape
changers look towards Jason as the culprit because he was
turned against his will. Sookie wants to find the shooter so
her brother won't be killed but she has her hands full with
amorous weres, sexy vampires and two fairies who watch over
her because she keeps getting into dangerous situations.
Charlaine Harris has created a charming, beguiling and
sometimes unsafe alternate Earth where the creatures of the
night are both sexy and dangerous, sometimes at the same
time. The heroine of DEAD AS A DOORNAIL is a southern steel
magnolia who has the spine to get a hazardous job done even
if it means risking her own life. Sookie's world is never
dull and she more in common with the supernatural beings
than she does with her own kind.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted May 1, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 18, 2006