Lori S. (nsomniak6) - Reviews

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Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 1)
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 1)
Author: Charlaine Harris
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/12/2009
Helpful Score: 4


I felt this was a sophomoric attempt to write a novel. The situations were many times corny and character development was lacking due to the author's insistence on writing first person. I think she was trying out too many different styles for one book. The worst part for me was trivialities. I don't care that the main character was trying a new shampoo and she does a poor job of describing "routine" rituals such as showering, getting dressed, etc. I understand what she was trying do with that style but it was done poorly and just didn't fit in this type of book.

I started reading this after I saw HBO's "True Blood" and I was surprised at the major differences between the book and the show. I honestly think the show is much better, but that being said I think it is an interesting premise.

I felt the writing was bad enough that I almost didn't finish it, but I am glad I did because I read the second book and it was better than this one. Book #2 is still kind of all over the place story-wise but still interesting.


From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 8)
From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 8)
Author: Charlaine Harris
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/29/2009
Helpful Score: 1


This was the most disappointing book for me. It read like a 10 year old might write a plot-"this happened, and then this happened and then that happened and then something new happened..." It was all over the place with no climax. I am getting weary of Mrs. Harris adding so many new elements that seem to keep thinning the story-line.

I have read all of the books so far and if the premise weren't so intriguing I would probably stop reading. It's like reading a trashy romance except the writing style isn't as good... I know I must be a glutton for punishment and I will keep reading, but I am truly hoping the next book is more tight as a story.


In Style: Instant Style
In Style: Instant Style
Author: Editors of In Style Magazine
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/4/2008
Helpful Score: 3


For me this book wasn't helpful because I needed something that would help me dress for my shape and there was only a few pages dedicated to that. But the styles that were created and mixed and matched are timeless and terribly cute, so it could definitely be very helpful for someone who needs those types of tips.


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