Sunday, February 1, 2009

Living Dead In Dallas By Charlaine Harris

"Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is on a streak of bad luck. First, her coworker is murdered and no one seems to care. Then shes face-to-face with a beastly creature that gives her a painful and poisonous lashing. Enter the vampires, who graciously suck the poison from her veins )like they didn't enjoy it). Point is they saved her life. So when one of the bloodsuckers asks for a favor, she complains. And soon, Sookie's in Dallas using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She's supposed to interview certain humans involved. There's just one condition: the vampires must promise to behave- and let the humans go unharmed. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blond and one small mistake for things to turn deadly."

In the second installment of the Sookie series other paranormal entities are introduced. It seems however that the Werewolves aren't as keen on "coming out" as the Vamps aware and still hide their existence from normal society. Interesting is "The Fellowship of the Sun" which oddly enough acts a lot like the KKK in reference to UnDead Americans. A world oddities is starting to open up for Sookie who has always been an outcast because of her "disability", however she isn't all that happy about it. I can agree, not fitting in in one are is bad enough but not fitting in in two is worse. Compelling personal drama and romance fitted with a sort of racism at UnDead Americans puts a unique political spin on the series that will most likely carry on in the rest of the series. One can only hope ;)

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