"Delightful mix of the supernatural, romance and mystery"
It was a lucky day for barmaid Sookie Stackhouse when
vampire Bill Compton came into the place where she was
working. A very powerful telepath, Sookie is regarded as a
pariah by the townsfolk of Bon Temps. Since a vampire's
mind is closed to her, Sookie feels comfortable and free to
pursue a relationship with Bill without hearing things she
need not know. Bill also wants to be involved with Sookie
because she doesn't fear him and accepts him as is.
Bill has applied and been awarded the job of investigator
of Area 5 but since there is very little trouble occurring
at the moment, he is going to Area 6 in Texas. There is a
vampire missing from the nest and they want Bill and Sookie
to locate him. Their investigation leads Sookie to a
radical church group that feels vampires are an abomination
and should be destroyed along with their human sympathizers.
LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS is a delightful mix of the
supernatural, romance and mystery genres that creates a new
and unique work of fun reading. The eccentric characters
are used to show that Sookie and Bill's relationship is
normal by comparison. Charlaine Harris performs the
impossible by making the reader feel a bit sad that
vampires don't really exist.
Harriet Klausner - Copyright © 2002
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 7, 2002