Monday, May 31, 2010
Dead as a Doornail, Charlaine Harris
In this installment someone appears to be out to get the shifters around Bon Temps, and since Sookie is related to or secretly in love with about half of them this is of some concern. Add to that Eric's persistence in trying to remember what happened between them during the Witch War, Bill's reappearance, and some political shenanigans in Alcide's pack and you have quite a mess for Sookie to clean up, as usual.
If you have no idea what the paragraph above is about, shame on you! If you enjoy campy, soapish story lines involving the paranormal, you probably already read these books, but if you haven't, go get them NOW! Harris's books are escapism at its best. No real thought required, just a desire to immerse yourself in a completely unbelievable world that is inexplicably believable in these novels.
OK, I do have to admit that I did think a little bit when I read this one...and I have one complaint, Ms. Harris. Seriously, how many men have to be fighting for Sookie's attention? Thank goodness no one ever started that Team Edward/Team Jacob nonsense with these books. You'd need several Facebook fan pages to take care of Team Bill, Team Sam, Team Eric, Team Alcide, Team Calvin, and now Team Quinn (though I would totally be a fan of Team Sam!). Also, if you are going to give her any more suitors, can one of them not be a testosterone-fueled, macho, paternalistic guy? I'd like the next one to say, "Wow, Sookie, look how strong and smart and loyal you are...I know that you can take care of yourself, so instead of swooping in to save you even when you don't want me to, I'll be here when you get home to fix you some tea." Now that would be a guy I could get behind. Regardless of that small complaint, I will be starting Definitely Dead pretty much as soon as I finish this review.