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Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 4)
Dead to the World - Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 4
Author: Charlaine Harris
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ISBN-13: 9780441011674
ISBN-10: 0441011675
Publication Date: 5/4/2004
Pages: 291
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 596 ratings
Publisher: Ace Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 8
This book was great. I won't give away any more spoilers than my vague summary already has, but I will cheer and say that the moment I've been waiting for DID happen in chapter 6. Now, if only it could have stayed that way. In the end, as a reader, I know that Sookie and Bill will make up and get back together and continue their great love affair.

The grand bulk of this story was spent working out the relationship between Sookie and Eric, investigating Jason's disappearance, and searching for the very dangerous coven of witches that cursed Eric. The final battle scene is very tense and well played out, though not in clear drawn out detail since it is from the perspective of Sookie who is understandably out of it.

We have new creatures and supernatural elements, too! As I said above, witches are introduced along with fairies. Now those can be added to the growing catalog of creatures and things Sookie has to interact with on a daily (and nightly) basis.

I am almost disappointed that Eric's time may be over. I feel that he certainly shines brighter and with more character than Bill. After spending an entire book with Eric, Bill's entrance at the end was... bland, at best. He just seems monotonous next to the personality that Eric exudes. If Eric could just get over himself, he would be perfect. Still, I cling to hope because surely the Eric that he was when he didn't have a memory is still in him... somewhere.

I am completely addicted to this series. Anne Rice might have defined the vampire in my eyes, but Charlaine Harris makes them fun. Gratuitous sex? Give me more of that, please. Some more violence and humor, too. This series is just one big ball of excitement for me.
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Helpful Score: 6
After being disappointed with the first three books in the series this was a nice surprise. (I've been SOOO trying to like them because I've enjoyed the series on HBO.) This was definitely the best novel in the series so far. The author (or her editors) have improved upon the story by keeping it more of a focused, working plot not quite such a jumbled mess like the first books.

Although, there's still something lacking in the writing and the author has to stop assuming that we know exactly what's going on in her (the author's) head when she has a character refer to something in a conversation (or their head) without elaborating it. This has happened a few times and when I'm as tired as I am reading a book before bed, I'd prefer to "have my hand" held on stuff like that so I don't have to lay and wonder "What the heck are they referring to?" It's distracting when I'm trying to relax (if that makes sense).

I have really gotten to like Eric, who is the character that keeps going in this book. I also get a kick out of Bubba (except for the cat thing). Pam, though not in the book as often is also pretty cool.

Overall the story is good and has gotten better, even though predictable. I'll continue reading these at leisure just in case a lot of book plot comes through the tv series. :)
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Helpful Score: 5
Sookie Stackhouse "Southern Vampire" mystery number four. Speaking of gratuitous sex and sexual tension...AAAAGH! This book is full of it! I've enjoyed the previous Sookie books, and yeah, there was some of that...and some sexual tension is almost necessary to the story line. But in this book, every male that crosses Sookie's path causes her to salivate, for heaven's sake! The frequent descriptions of the various males' physiques got really old after awhile. I'm not a prude by any stretch of the imagination, but with sex just for the sake of sex--or if not actual sex, then thinking about it constantly--seeming to become a major theme, I find I did not enjoy this one very much. Maybe this is what most of the fans of paranormal books want, but as for me--no thank you. If I want erotic titillation, I'll hook up with some good erotica! I finished this book, and do mostly enjoy the storyline, but for the reasons stated above I really lowered my grade and I do believe I'm just going to stop reading the series right here. It's okay, but I'd rather read books where I'm not rolling my eyes every few pages when the heroine is drooling on some guy.
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Helpful Score: 3
Sookie Stackhouse is addictive! She is witty and the plot moves well! This series is a kick!
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Helpful Score: 3
I so love this series. This has been one of the funnier books so far in my humble opinion. Although, in all honesty, I think I would have prefer Eric to have been "himself" so to speak while with Sookie. She sure is meeting some interesting folks! :-)
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Helpful Score: 3
After being disappointed with the first three books in the series this was a nice surprise. (I've been SOOO trying to like them because I've enjoyed the series on HBO.) This was definitely the best novel in the series so far. The author (or her editors) have improved upon the story by keeping it more of a focused, working plot not quite such a jumbled mess like the first books.

Although, there's still something lacking in the writing and the author has to stop assuming that we know exactly what's going on in her (the author's) head when she has a character refer to something in a conversation (or their head) without elaborating it. This has happened a few times and when I'm as tired as I am reading a book before bed, I'd prefer to "have my hand" held on stuff like that so I don't have to lay and wonder "What the heck are they referring to?" It's distracting when I'm trying to relax (if that makes sense).

I have really gotten to like Eric, who is the character that keeps going in this book. I also get a kick out of Bubba (except for the cat thing). Pam, though not in the book as often is also pretty cool.

Overall the story is good and has gotten better, even though predictable. I'll continue reading these at leisure just in case a lot of book plot comes through the tv series. :)
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Helpful Score: 2
Charlaine Harris continues her southern vampire detective series with this 4th book in the series. Sookie is again the main character which I was happy to note since she's a charming, funny character in love with a vampire. Harris gives us strong, well-built characters and an action-packed plot. I love the black humor Harris uses. In this book there's a dangerous battle among witches, vampires and werewolves. As usual, Sookie finds herself in the middle of it all. A delightful, fun book!
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Helpful Score: 2
I was really hooked on the first three books, but this one left me thinking maybe I am done with the series. It took me a while to get hooked into the book, but I kept reading with hopes that it would improve. Every male figure in the book had some sexual tension with Sookie, which begans to seem more like a space filler then actually contributing to the development of the plot. The whole relationship with Sookie and Eric was bizarre and empty feeling. Overall the book was lacking. I am still in limbo about continuing the series.
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Helpful Score: 2
After being disappointed with the first three books in the series this was a nice surprise. (I've been SOOO trying to like them because I've enjoyed the series on HBO.) This was definitely the best novel in the series so far. The author (or her editors) have improved upon the story by keeping it more of a focused, working plot not quite such a jumbled mess like the first books.

Although, there's still something lacking in the writing and the author has to stop assuming that we know exactly what's going on in her (the author's) head when she has a character refer to something in a conversation (or their head) without elaborating it. This has happened a few times and when I'm as tired as I am reading a book before bed, I'd prefer to "have my hand" held on stuff like that so I don't have to lay and wonder "What the heck are they referring to?" It's distracting when I'm trying to relax (if that makes sense).

I have really gotten to like Eric, who is the character that keeps going in this book. I also get a kick out of Bubba (except for the cat thing). Pam, though not in the book as often is also pretty cool.

Overall the story is good and has gotten better, even though predictable. I'll continue reading these at leisure just in case a lot of book plot comes through the tv series. :)
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Helpful Score: 1
Another good book in this series. I loved that "perfect, always in control" Eric needed Sookie's help. And he was so sweet! HAted to see him lose it all when he gets his life back. But you know there is more in store for these characters.
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Helpful Score: 1
In preparation for Season 4 of True Blood and to take some of the waiting sucks edge off myself it was time to dust off my copy of Dead to the World, book 4 in the Southern Vampire series. This book is perhaps one of the funniest I have read in a while. It does deal with some serious subject matter and that stays serious, but the idea of watching Eric Northman act like a lost little boy? Oh it makes the whole thing ripe for a great deal of humor.
I am the first to admit that the first few books were a bit of a slog for me; I enjoyed them but not as much as the show. I can honestly say this book I will enjoy as much if not more than the show this season. The book is well written and the story weaves together seamlessly this time. Perhaps it is the lack of the I love you I hate you with Bill? Hard to say, but it is the best book so far by far. Any book that says, If there was an international butt completion Eric would win hands down or cheeks up. Gets my vote.
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Helpful Score: 1
Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed the Sookie Stackhouse Series. They are so much fun to read. Lots of laughs, danger, intrigue. Out of all of the Sookie books, this is my favorite. I do have a soft spot for Eric, so to have him so prominently featured was a bonus. It keeps you wondering "what if...?"

Definitely start with Book 1, though, so you can thoroughly enjoy every moment of this amazing series.
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Helpful Score: 1
I'm probably the only one here that wants Sookie and Bill back together. She loved Bill, she never "loved" Eric. With that said, this book was my least favorite of the series so far, BUT..I'd still give it 4 stars because it was so hard to put down. Another post said Bill's entrance at the end was bland, I didn't think so. But you already know I'm a Bill fan.

I just don't see Sookie having a meaningful anything with Eric. But with Bill I see her with him long term. Hopefully his time away will make him appreciate her more and all the more regretful of his indiscretions. I don't like the way the author can't seem to write in a new male character without instantly them lusting after or falling in love with Sookie. Come on now mrs Harris!

I LOVE where it seems like Jason's storyline is going. I loved the new characters and the new people. I like getting a little more of Pam. I really like getting to know Alcide's pack and discovering the Hotshot group. Sam didn't seem to have as big a role this book, but that's fine by me, I was tired of his pining after Sookie..in this book he's just there when she needs him as a good friend. Can't wait to read the next one.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great Sookie book! There is so much going on in her world, and on top of that she is having relationship issues. I say, Dont stick with one man Sookie! Have who you want, when you want! She would be so much happier, and so would I!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of my favorites out of the Sookie Stackhouse books. It keeps you interested until the very end with lots of yummy scenes and the story flows very smoothly and is very unpredictable so you can't guess what is going to happen next. Surprise ending too!=^_^+
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Helpful Score: 1
Ok, so I watched True Blood on tv and had never heard of Charlaine Harris. I started this series out of boredom and read the whole series straight through in less than a week. Can't wait for the next one. All of the books are a tad repetitive on the character description (how many times do I have to hear about Sam's halo of strawberry blonde hair or Eric's Nordic good looks?) but very entertaining, light hearted and thoroughly addictive. You won't be sorry.
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Vampire Eric loses his memory due to a spell, so he and Sookie finally hook up. Kidnappings, killings, and a main character gets changed... I read this book in one day, and can't wait to get to the next one!
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Helpful Score: 1
O.K...I REALLY didn't think I would get into this series...Up until about 2 months ago the show True Blood was just something I had heard about...I COULD not put this book down...Harris is a great spinner of the absurd and I have to say that I've always been smitten with vampire stories...This is unlike any I have seen or read about before...I have fallen hard for Sookie and you will too...It's campy and fun and ADDICTING!!! I read all 11 books in the matter of about 4 weeks...Needless to say that I have some housework to catch up on...
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Helpful Score: 1
This was one of my favorite ones in the series. Eric is my favorite character and it is about him mainly with Sookie.
I find the humor in these books fantastic...
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Helpful Score: 1
I find that this series gets better as it goes. Unlike many others, it does not rely on a formula - the relationships and characters evolve, rather than going through the same plot over and over.
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Helpful Score: 1
I have read 1-4 so far and I have enjoyed them all! They are fast, funny, likeable reads. You get to know each character from Book 1. In this one Eric is a totally different vampire than you have seen before and it is great. The story keeps you wanting to go back and read.Very enjoyable! I would recommend the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
First of all, just because you have seen the TV series doesn't mean that you can jump into the middle of the books and understand who Sookie is. Start at the beginning and your appreciation for Sookie will go a lot further.

While Vampire Bill is off in Peru continuing his research, Sookie is reevaluation their relationship. That in itself creates a problem since Sookie has no limit to other men that are all so easily available to her.

While driving home from a New Year's party at Merlott's, Sookie is distracted by a naked man running alongside the road, but unfortunately, this isn't just any man, this is Eric, the very delectable Sheriff of Area 5 who has not kept silent his attraction to Sookie. To compound this situation, Eric appears to be have a case of amnesia. He remembers nothing about who he is or for that matter, who Sookie is. Oh, dear, could this get any worse, well, apparently it can.

Not only does Bon Temps have to deal with vampires, werewolves, and shape shifters, there is now a coven of very powerful witches that are attempting to take over Area 5.

Well, you can't leave a naked man on the side of the road, so Sookie has decided to take Eric home to care for him. In so doing, she begins to see a very sensitive side to the very scary Eric, a side that Sookie finds quite irresistible.

Charlaine Harris builds quite a strong story this time. With her usual humor and "where did that come from, but I love it" story writing, Sookie and Eric are enmeshed in one adventure after another that makes Sookie life with Bill seem rather normal. This is a great series, that blends just enough action and humor to keep the reader fully enthralled with Sookie.
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Helpful Score: 1
I expected not to like this book, since there is very little Vampire Bill in it, but I enjoyed it very much.
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My favorite of the Sookie books!! Had a healthy amount of Eric in it, which is always welcome. The witch war is so fantastical- I loved it!! Had a great conclusion to a tense and sexy story.
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I ate this book up like it was dark chocolate and I was PMS-ing. I absolutely loved the story line with Eric in this book. I could not put this book down. We all want that confidant guy that will take care of us in the end...I loved that the gore was not glazed over in this book, and can only hope that it is carried out appropriately in the TV series. The sub plot with Sookie's brother Jason left me a bit confused, but I suppose events will unfold in the next book. One of the juiciest parts is the resolution with the Debbie character (Alcide's girlfriend). Go Sookie! You ROCK!
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This was my favorite book of the entire series. Don't want to get too excited and give it away.
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Good book, cute story and easy read. I'm looking forward to the next one!
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The first two of the Sookie Stackhouse novels did not inspire me to read more in the series. Even so, the books seem to get more impressive as I get through them. Dead to the World is my favorite so far. Sookie is a very strong female character that refuses to be pushed around by anyone. I enjoy her sarcastic view of her surroundings and her strength. Book 4 is definitely worth the read.
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This is my favorite of the series so far. Lots of twists, surprises and new characters. It will be interesting to see how these plots are integrated into the show!
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Book 4 in the Sookie Stakehouse series. This series is one of my guilty pleasures. It would be easy to pick apart the plots and characters, but when it comes down to it they're just plain fun. In Dead to the World, Eric the Vampire has lost his memory and Sookie must keep him from the witches trying to take over his territory. Eric has always been my favorite vampire, but this more vulnerable side to him is irresistible. If you liked the other Sookie Stackhouse books, you'll love this one.
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Fun read! Definitely whets your appetite to read more.
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Sookie does a really good deed for Eric. Sookie has to go through alot. Great action!!
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enjoyed this book-nice escape!
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It's got everything: mystery, romance, and drama. I love the tone of the main character - you can't help but love her. Very easy reading but still a page turner - I finished it in a day or two - can't wait to get through the whole series and read the new book coming out soon.
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I loved this one!!! It was really the most fun yet! Eric was just so much fun! And now there are even more werewolves and shifters - and witches! I can't imagine where this series is going! And I am certainly happy that Vampire Bill has taken a back seat role again. I am just so excited to keep reading this terrific series!
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This is my favorite book from the "Sookie Stackhouse" series so far. Harris just keeps layering more 'supes' (supernaturals) in each of the books and the more they relate to Sookie, the more I want to read. The more the series matures, in character development and back story, the more I like it.

Sookie's New Year's resolution was just to not get beat up again. It only took a few hours for that resolution to be challenged. An the story rockets off from there. Bill was a very minor character in this book, and Eric took the starring role next to Sookie. It was a nice change of pace. Now I have to get started on book #5 ([Dead as a Doornail) to see what new troubles Sookie will get herself into, and out of....
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Another great Sookie story. She fared much better in her adventures this time around.
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This is a great book!
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My favorite so far. I love this more vulnerable side of Eric, and it definitley gets hot and steamy! I also liked the witch coven aspect. Excellent read.
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I was extremely dissapointed with this book(this series as a whole really). The characters seem so flat,and lacking personality. There are huge gaps in the plot and it seems that Mrs. Harris likes to take the easy way out in her story climaxes. I also didn't like how loose sookie seems-One minute she's w/ Alcide thinking about babies and the next she's making love to Eric and thinking about bill! I mean geez! pick one already! That being said- I do LOVE what they've done with the TV show, Its an EXTREME improvement to the story and Characters. So I would say skip the books and just enjoy the show!
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Sookie finds a amnesis stricken Eric running naked along a lonely stretch of road. What caused his amnesia? Who? Can she save him before he becomes dead forever?
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This is probably my favorite book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. This book brings a depth to Eric and Sookie's characters and really embellished their story lines. This book had me entirely engrossed for its duration and I was sorry when it ended.
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Another fun story about vampires and werewolves. Fast moving that keeps you enthralled. There's a whole other world out there besides normal - if you believe in it.
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I'm loving Sookie Stackhouse and all the CRAY CRAY's in her world. This adventure is my favorite so far and I'm on Book 6.

Enjoy!!
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Now the series is really starting to get good. If you love these kind of paranormal themed, fast, entertaining reads, then this series is a great choice. They just keep getting more exciting as I go along, and I have no doubt I'll be well and truly hooked soon. Just don't get upset that the books at this point cease to bear any more than the faintest resemblance to the TV series, though I don't know how you could, since the books are definitely better at this point.
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I am enjoying reading the Sookie Stackhouse series, very interesting and entertaining, funny and thrilling, love all the books in this series
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This is one of my favorite in the this series. The reader get's to see a softer side of one of the main charterer Eric. He is my favorite charterer in the book. He sound so hot in the book I love him.
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This is one of my favorite in the Sookie series. Dead to the World made me love Eric even more. Charlaine is great writer. You see a softer side of Eric in this book which is a pleasant change.
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Fantastic, these books get more complicated and interesting every time I finish one and start a new one. Must Read
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If you are contemplating this book, then you are likely familiar with the series. This is book four, and I HIGHLY recommend that you read the first three prior to beginning this one, as this is one of those series which depends heavily on the books prior.

In this book, Eric is seen in a much different light. This book deviates quite a bit from the TrueBlood series on HBO, but a lot of the characters are similar enough that they are recognizable.

What more can I say about this one than has already been said? If you read and enjoyed the first few books in the series, then you will like this one as well - it's more of the same, but highly entertaining as "fluff" goes, if you like this genre.
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Charlaine Harris at her finest. This is the best series of books that I have read in a ling time.
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This book I saw a different side of Eric and I must I like it but I'll be glad when he gets his memory back. The sex scene was very well written.
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great fast and easy read, couldnt wait to read next book in series
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a fun series
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Hands down my favorite of my favorites! In my opinion, this is the best book of the Sookie Stackhouse series. Now, that may be due to my unhealthy obsession with the character of Eric Northman, but I honestly think it is just incredibly entertaining. When Eric loses his memory (due to a spell cast by an evil witch named Hallow,) he ends up staying with Sookie in hiding while the witch is hunted down. During this time, he forgets all about his place in vampire politics and becomes almost human in his emotional state. The ensuing romance between Sookie and Eric is nothing short of electrifying. The action is still in place as the war that ensues when Hallow is found is intense. Oh, and Sookie's brother Jason is missing and again it falls to her to track him down. But this book is so sexy, it tends to overshadow the rest of the plot, not that I minded! Do not miss this one, it portrays my concept of the essence of this series better than any of the other 9 books. A little of everything I love about Charlaine Harris!
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This was a very good book. They just keep getting better!
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As a fan of the True Blood series, I found some of the events of this book to be difficult to accept. However, once I let go of my preconceptions, I really enjoyed it. The introduction of the other "supes" including witches left me wanting to learn more. Alas, this is not the series for that. But, the book remains a pleasant read where I could escape to a fantasy world.
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Nice read to get the series started!
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I'm enjoying this series a lot. After watching a few episodes of HBO's True Blood, I wasn't sure if the books were going to start jumping around and skipping things (as in the TV series) but am pleased with the continuity and progress of Sookie's story. This 4th book in the series introduced a truly loveable and caring Eric and it added a lot for me. Also, it seems every book introduces us to another type of "other world segement" and that is also fun.

Truly loved this book.

Mary Ruth
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I really enjoyed this book. In particular the relationship between Eric and Sookie
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Sookie is in great form romantically, do not think this girl is a kitten, under those smiles there is a lioness
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I enjoyed this book the most in the series, so far. It takes us farther into Sookie's story and actually left me excited for the next book, which the other three haven't done. This was the first one that I didn't have to force myself to read. Charlaine's style of writing is so perfunctory that it intrigues me so I keep reading, but I actually enjoyed this one. It's also the first one that shifts the focus away from Sookie's relationship with Bill, which is a relief and shows us better insight to her other relationships as well as unfolding new possibilities.
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Dead to the World was another quick read! And there was more Eric, which is always a good thing. Not a masterpiece of literary genius, but a good poolside read.
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I've never watched the HBO series, and I don't plan on it anytime soon. I've loved the book series so much, the TV show is guaranteed to disappoint me.

The 1st book made me fall for Sookie and her men, and after I finished it, I immediately ordered every other book in the series. I just finished Dead in the Family (Book 9, I believe?) and I can't wait until Charlaine publishes her next one. I hope they go on for at least several more. I'm so involved in these books that when I finish one, I don't read anything else for days so I can just think about the one I've finished.

And I'm very much Team Eric.
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Great book the best of the series
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Ms. Harris does it again. In this book (4th in the series) Bill is pretty much out of the picture. Which I think is kind of nice. I liked Bill but not what he did in the last book. This book is more focused on Eric. A hot viking vampire! Sookie is coming home from a tiring night at work only to find Eric half naked running down the road. Sookie stops to find out what he's doing only to find out he doesn't even know what he's doing. Someone has erased his memory. As Sookie becomes his care taker, feelings start to emerge for this "new" Eric who is much different from the old Eric. In all this Sookie's brother ends up missing and a battle between the supernaturals and witches is about to take place. These books are always full of action and something happening. They are just pure fun. I highly recommend these books if you are a fan of the first 3. If you haven't read the first 3 books, I highly recommend that you do!
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This is my favorite in the series so far! I just loved this book. Sookie finds herself in a very interesting position, that is the highlight of this book. Very little is seen of Bill, for which I am glad. Without Bill, the story moves very smoothly, with a dramatic ending. Sookie actually seems to be doing better with her personal life with the removal of Bill.
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Fourth in the series and I think that they keep getting better. It's a light fun read.
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Loved it got it today read it today.
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Great read for those that enjoy the Sookie Stackhouse series!
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Love this Sookie Stackhouse series....she's so likeable! Fast-paced,easy read. If you like modern day light-hearted vampire romantic mysteries about things that "go bump in the night"...you're going to love this series!
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Great read! I enjoyed Charlaine Harris's world of vampire and werewolves.
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This is my favorite Sookie Stackhouse book of the four. I'm finally glad that Eric and Sookie got together and it did not dissapoint while they were together. I'm hoping that they will get back together in one of the other books. I will continue to read the series because they do keep getting better and the stories are more intriguing.
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Excellent! Giving up my keepers for more credits!
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Sookie Stackhouse vampire novel - I prefer her other series, but lots of folks sure do like these.
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I LOVE THIS SERIES,CAN'T WAIT FOR MORE.
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Great!!!I love to read these books. This one is great, Eric looses his memory and Sookie looses her brother.
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#4 in the Sookie Stackhouse series, but my first.

I'd highly recommend this for fans of Laurell Hamilton's earlier installments of her Anita Blake series, or of Robin McKinley's 'Sunshine.' The set-up is very similar - modern world, but vampires have 'gone public.' And our protagonist has relationships with them.

In this installment, Sookie, a human but telepathic waitress, has recently broken up with her vampire beau. Then, her brother goes missing. To top it all off, she finds a powerful vampire club owner acquaintance of hers running down the street, half-naked, and a victim of amnesia. Sookie takes him into her home for protection so that the powerful evil witches who are out to take over his financial empire don't find him... and things soon get rather complicated.

Definitely light reading, but charming and fun...
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I agree with all the criticisms - but this is still a fun to read series! I liked this one because it focused more on Eric who is of course a much more alluring character then Bill. I find it annoying that every supe is panting over Sookie, but I did like the turn this story took with the Eric character.
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Hmmm it's hard for me to write a review on this today. This was probably my least favorite of the series so far but having said that I still think with each book in the Southern Vampire series it gets better than the last.

Personally, I didn't like the new cursed, nice Eric. I found him boring. The fact that Sookie finally sleeps with him and begins to love him was the only redeeeming quality with Eric. Well that and the fact that the curse was eventually broken and we get the old, smart-ass Eric back constantly trying to get in her pants. My other issue is that Bill is back for all of 1/2 chapter and then there is no mention of where he goes at all (after the battle).

It's disappointing that this one didn't hold my interest quite as much as the others but I still think it's a fantastic series to follow.
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I love Eric but it was weird to see him without his memory and then very sad when his memory returned and he then didn't remember what had happened while his memory was gone. *sigh* Poor Sookie. I hope things turn out better for her in the next book!
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part four in this exceptional series
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I don't know....after the Black Dagger Brotherhood books, I just can't seem to find a good vampire book that can compare. I got 20 pages into this one and decided it wasn't the book for me.
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One of the best paranormal series
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One of my favorites!
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I love the Sookie Stackhouse series... it is in my to be read again and again pile! They are such easy fun reads...and this is my favorite of the series. I am so in the Sookie should hook up with Eric Camp!
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This was one of my favorites of this series so far. Erik, without all of the annoying qualities of Erik? Amazing!

Harris has done it again. She has written a strong novel that is sure to bring more people in to the fold.
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Great book, most sets that have more then two books to it kind of get redundent well this set dose not. It just gets better and better.
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Another riveting Sookie Stackhouse novel. I just couldn't put it down.
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Funny, scary, sexy... Just a plain good book.
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This one was very fufilling. It had everything I wanted from a Sookie story. I loved it. Must read!
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Love the entire series.
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Good read, a little humor with horror and suspense. Not nearly as pornographic and Laurel Hamilton.
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This is the fourth book in the Southern Vampire Mysteries that follow Sookie Stackhouse through her not so regular life.

Sookie's at it again. It's New Year's Eve and her resolution was to not get beat up. It sounds odd, but it's the one thing she desperately wants.

Bill, Sookie's ex-vampire-boyfriend leaves for Peru on his project that began in the third book. (Although, I just think this may have been a measure for the author to get Bill out of the picture for awhile.) Sookie's alone and trying to work through everything. On her way home from work that evening she spots a man running through the woods sans clothing. Sookie being Sookie, she stops to help only to discover it's the Sheriff of Area 5, Eric.

Eric cannot remember a thing. He doesn't recognize Sookie and Sookie herself is not sure if he's pretending or if his memory is really gone. She helps him and brings him to her house. Eric is completely different from the Eric she knows and she starts to fall into lust more and more and eventually gives in.

Sookie tries to figure out whats wrong with Eric, only to discover there is a bounty put on him for $50,000. Not a small chunk of change for someone like Sookie. However, she protects him anyway and discovers that a coven of Witches are out to get Shreveport, which happens to include Eric.

It all comes down to another battle between the vampires, weres, shape-shifters, and the coven of witches.

The ending for me was a little bit disappointing but I see why it had to go in that direction. If it hadn't the stories would have probably had to end there. I still enjoyed it thoroughly and want to dive head first into book 5.
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I love the direction this series is taking with Eric...and I couldn't put this one down.
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I really enjoy this series. NO I am not reading them in order, But yet I can still enjoy each one without having to worry about what had happened in the previous books that I have missed.


These are fun super fast reads and really draw you into the story. I am NOT a vampire 'fan' so to speak, yet I really like all the books in this sseries I have read so far. This one is just another "Fangtastic' novel.
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This is absolutely my favorite series. These books are not "heavy" literature, but I adore them. This is the 4th book in the series.
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I this fourth book in the series, telepathic Louisiana barmaid Sookie Stackhouse finds herself getting mixed up with an evil coven of witches, who for some reason want to capture the vampire Eric Northman for their own purposes. Also, Sookie's borther Jason goes missing without a clue. Is Jason's disappearance somehow linked to the witches showing up in Bon Temps?

I enjoyed this story, another great entry in the Sookie Stackhouse series.
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Really good story. kept my attention
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I've been enjoying this series so far. I liked this book a lot more than I expected to because I wasn't crazy about "Eric under a spell" on True Blood. I found it more believable in the book. Although I like True Blood a lot, I am enjoying the books in a completely different way because they are only from Sookie's point of view. I felt the witch involvement could have used a bit more backstory/explanation but otherwise I thought this book was great, sexy, fun and I flew through it!
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Tongue-in-cheek vampire adventures.
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I have been watching past episodes of True Blood. Remember when Eric the vampire lost his memory? This is the book that corresponds to that plot line. It also covers the War with the Witches. I found it enjoyable.
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Loved the book - it was stand alone reading, but best if you've read the previous books. Can't wait for the last in the series to come out!
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another vampire read
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Sookie Stackhouse continues to be fun! Having an affair with an amnesiac vampire can be interestingly dangerous to your own life, it would seem. Moreover, having the Weres constantly popping up in it can be confusing, frustrating and dangerous to life and limb. Climb back on board to find out how she manages the new stressors in her life!
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Book four in the Sookie Stackhouse series.
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Eric and Sookie get their chance,there is a battle ,this book was awsome
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Fun, sookie sackhouse book- some focus on different characters. Sookie is definately a confused woman when it comes to love.
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Fantastic. Couldn't put it down.
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Now that I've read this entire series, OK, I didn't get to read them in order, but for me this book was the most interesting of the 8. At least this one had a decent romance story in it, unlike almost all the others.
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Loved Sookie with Eric in this book!
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Good vamp book...
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I loved this book!! As if vampires aren't enough to entertain us, here comes the tiger...poor Sookie, what's a mind-reading-girl to do?
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Love all the Sookie Stackhouse books.
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This book was fabulous. I've loved all of the Sookie Stackhouse books! Can't wait to read the next one. Great story, entertaining and almost believeable!
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Another fun Sookie adventure. This time Eric has lost his memory because some bad witches have cursed him; Bill is off to Peru and Sookie's brother, Jason, has gone missing.
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Sookie Stackhouse #4

Eric looses his memory. Jason disappears. Evil Wiccan are trying to blackmail the Supes in the area. Will the fun never end?
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Another great book from a great author!
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I just love this series, and with each book, I think I like it better!
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Great series. Humorous with lost of action and adventure. You really come to think of the characters as friends. Read the books in order to get the best experience.
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my personal favorite! i loved this one so much, i won't post it on here bc i like to re read it! eric is a big part of this book, and i think eric is so sexy and so much better than stupid bill!
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I read the first three books quickly It took me less than a week to read the first 3. Then, I came to book 4. It took me almost 1 month to read it. It was slow in parts and I almost wanted to give up but I didn't. I am reading the fifth one right now (Dead as a Doornail) and I love it :)
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Another great Sookie book! I love that Eric was so involved in this book. This is my favorite in the series so far.
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Just an excellent and fun romp for Sooky Stackhouse. She worries about her brother and makes a "few" new conquests.
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After being disappointed with the first three books in the series this was a nice surprise. (I've been SOOO trying to like them because I've enjoyed the series on HBO.) This was definitely the best novel in the series so far. The author (or her editors) have improved upon the story by keeping it more of a focused, working plot not quite such a jumbled mess like the first books.

Although, there's still something lacking in the writing and the author has to stop assuming that we know exactly what's going on in her (the author's) head when she has a character refer to something in a conversation (or their head) without elaborating it. This has happened a few times and when I'm as tired as I am reading a book before bed, I'd prefer to "have my hand" held on stuff like that so I don't have to lay and wonder "What the heck are they referring to?" It's distracting when I'm trying to relax (if that makes sense).

I have really gotten to like Eric, who is the character that keeps going in this book. I also get a kick out of Bubba (except for the cat thing). Pam, though not in the book as often is also pretty cool.

Overall the story is good and has gotten better, even though predictable. I'll continue reading these at leisure just in case a lot of book plot comes through the tv series. :)
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Great book
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Hubby said it was pretty good, quick read.
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It's not every day that you come across a naked man on the side of the road. That's why cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse doesn't just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn't a clue who he is, but Sookie does. It's Eric the vampire--but now he's a kinder, gentler Eric. And a scared Eric, because whoever took his memory now wants his life. Sookie's investigation into who and why leads straight into a dangerous battle among witches, vampires, and werewolves. But a greater danger could be to Sookie's heart--because this version of Eric is very difficult to resist...
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Did not read.
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I bought this book to start this series, secondhand. It is yellowed and beat up looking but intact. Loved the book and went hunting to find the second in series. If you dont mind a well used book {no loose or missing pages} here it is. My second in the series is the same shape but again a great read. I am now hooked on this series.