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Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 2)
Living Dead in Dallas - Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 2
Author: Charlaine Harris
Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is on a streak of real bad luck. First, her co-worker gets murdered and no one seems to care. Then Sookie is attacked -- and poisoned -- late one night by some weird and apparently mythical beast. She only survives because the local vampires roll up and graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780441009237
ISBN-10: 0441009239
Publication Date: 3/2002
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 2643 ratings
Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 2) on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 21
Is it sad that I'm just sticking with reading this series because I want to know what's going on a little better (or going to happen) with the television series? Probably. If you have more patience on wanting to know what happens next, I'd suggest just watching the television series, because this is on of those books that was made better by going to the screen.

That said, this series reminds me a lot of Laurell K. Hamilton's "Anita Blake" series, but with less talent on the part of the author. It's very vampire-lite and the author is a bit all over the place with her plot, which is very weak. Of course it didn't help that the "answer" to the crime in the beginning of this book wasn't really addressed much until the story was nearly over and then the way in which the criminals were dealt with was a bit corny and convenient.

The characters are all fairly shallow in their development as well, and it's really hard to "bond" with any of them like you could in a well-written series... well, you could, if you're desperate.

Most of the time, I'm just not liking Bill, and Sookie is a bit pathetic since she lets her man drink of humans when he doesn't need to because he can get all his nutrition out of a bottle of synthetic blood. Since the whole biting someone else is quite enjoyable for the vamps, it's like he's cheating on her every time he does it. Yet, he wants her to be loyal to him while he continues to enjoy the thrill of tapping into someone else when he know she doesn't like it. I truly wanted to like him, but he's such a sleeze sometimes that it's easy not to. It's driving me crazy that Sookie's character likes to play-tough, but it seems she's so hard up for this guy she'll look the other way so she can keep going back to him.

Overall, the books are okay, but not a series I'd normally stick with if it weren't the the show on HBO. Luckily, the books are quick reads so the pain is minimal.
reviewed Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 2) on + 92 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
Well, I gave this book a chance after not really loving Dead Until Dark. I just cannot get into this series. I don't feel invested in the storyline; the characters just don't do much for me as I feel very detached while reading through this. I will admit I read 230 pages and skimmed the last 50 just to finish the book. Sorry for the negative review, but that's what they are here for!
reviewed Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 2) on + 46 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
This is the second in the series, and every bit as good/better as the first one. It's a series that makes me feel like I can't wait for the next one because I'm enjoying them so much. Different take on vampires, that's for sure!
Linda in Vermont
reviewed Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 2) on + 46 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Love Sookie Stackhouse...her fast-paced banner makes her seem like she's a girlfriend relating all her adventures to you. Have really enjoyed all the books in this series and can't wait for the next one.
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Helpful Score: 5
Second in the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, this book takes Sookie and Bill deeper into vampire territorial politics as Sookie is loaned to the Dallas vampires to help investigate the disappearance of one of their group. Another fun read. :)
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reviewed Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 2) on + 10 more book reviews
This second book is as engaging and entertaining as the first. Read it in one sitting!
reviewed Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 2) on + 215 more book reviews
This book is when things really start getting quite a bit different from the TV series. Actually, as someone that loves the show, I had a lot of fun reading a different version of the events in season two. It's a good and fast read, perfect for during those little breaks while you're on the bus or waiting in line somewhere. The story and characters are fun, and it actually got me a bit hooked after a little while.
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I really enjoyed this book. I love, love, love, this series. I've read them all, and have listened to a few on cd,and on play-away. I started to watch TRUE BLOOD, thinking it would be the same. I was so disappointed.....
So now, I'll just have to re-read them again. I was so smitten with these books, I went to Charlaine Harris' other series. Not even close!!!!
She really hit it out of the ball park with the Sookie novels. I haven't been this moved by a vampire book, since I read INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE 24 years ago.
Thanks Charlaine!!!!

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Sookie Stackhouse  2 of 12
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Bill Compton (Primary Character)
Sam Merlotte (Major Character)
Tara (Major Character)
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