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Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse #4)

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  157,065 ratings  ·  4,679 reviews
Sookie comes to the rescue of a naked, amnesiac vampire - and ends up in the middle of a war between witches, werewolves and vampires! Sookie Stackhouse is a small-town cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's pretty. She does her job well. She keeps to herself - she has only a few close friends, because not everyone appreciates Sookie's gift: she can read minds. T...more
Kindle Edition, 316 pages
Published (first published 2004)
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Beth F.
This book starts off with a bang. Boring Bill announces he is leaving for Peru and Eric, the 6’4” Viking, makes an appearance in Bon Temps under a set of highly unusual circumstances: he is running down the side of the road half naked and he has amnesia. Now honestly, don’t you think more books should start with a half naked vampire who has amnesia? If that doesn’t appeal to you, well, to be perfectly honest, you and I might have a hard time finding something to laugh about together because that...more
Brad
Dear Charlaine,

This may come off a little mean, but I need to start by saying that you are a bit of a hack. But I don't mean that to be mean because the truth is I wouldn't want you to be anything other than the ass-kicking, pseudo-horror, pseudo-romance, pseudo-thriller hack that you are. You are my go-to guilty pleasure girl. I love hanging out with Sookie and her crew, and that's all down to you.

I just wanted you to know that Dead to the World is my favourite of the bunch. This had everythin...more
Natasha
Dead to the World is the fourth installment in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I actually read this a year or more back but re-read it last night again and realized I like it more than 4 stars.

Eric is my favorite character to start with, but during this book I love the new Eric also. He seemed so venerable and lost. It was Eric from a simpler time, without all the death and pain. He was reborn and cute as hell. lol! And I think Eric truly felt something for Sookie. What could have been! But, then...more
Amelia
Loving eric and sookie's chemistry! I personally think that bill is a b*tch lol he didnt even know that sookie was trying so hard to pay her bill.
And oh yeah remember when
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The Flooze
Ahhh, Eric...

::swoon::

One of the best of the series, especially in terms of character development. Sookie makes a very telling New Year's Resolution: to avoid getting beat up. And not half an hour later she's picking up a stray amnesiac vampire.

The chemistry between Eric and Sookie is wonderful. Pam in her take-charge mode is hilarious. The Were community is more complicated than ever. And Sookie's knowledge of Supes is growing every day. Charlaine Harris knows how to craft witty and interestin...more
Amelia
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Jim
Jan, 2009: Somewhat to my surprise, this book was every bit as good or a bit better than the previous ones. Very enjoyable, quick read which for me to say about a 4th novel in a series is somewhat unusual. I generally tire of series as repetition takes its toll. Not in this case.

Some new oddities are introduced in a good, logical manner, opening the world up & adding a bit more depth. Sookie's character develops more & our time line of events is confirmed. This book takes place about a...more
Buggy
Opening Line: "I found the note taped to my door when I got home from work."

More like a 3.5 actually…
Dead to the World is the 4th instalment from the addictive and entertaining Sookie Stackhouse series, which for the most part I’m really enjoying. This addition had a lot going for it with Harris setting up some intriguing scenarios for our returning cast of characters. And once I got past the pages of repetitive back story I was quite excited about the prospects. Unfortunately though as much as...more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
With Bill off to Peru, one night Sookie finds cocky, authoritative, smug Eric running almost naked down her road, his memory gone and his personality changed along with it. She takes him in despite many misgivings, and learns from Pam that he's been cursed by a witch. Then her brother Jason disappears and Sookie's worried the witches have taken him - though how could they know about him? Weres from Alcide's pack are being murdered and although she had promised herself not to get involved, she's...more
Heather Book Savvy Babe
So, this installment of the Sookie Stackhouse series happens to be my favorite in the series. In this book, Sookie is recovering from her broken relationship with Bill, and overall feeling a bit down. One night, Sookie finds the Vampire Sheriff of area 5 wondering half-naked down a street by her house. Sookie takes the vampire in and gets caught up in another supernatural dilemma. Eric, the vampire sheriff, has been cursed by witches and has no memory of who he is, or who anyone is for that mat...more
Amanda
After thoroughly enjoying Club Dead, this one fell short of my expectations. When Sookie finds Eric Northman (the Viking vampire who owns the vampire bar Fangtasia in modern day Shreveport, Louisiana) on the side of the road, he seems dazed and disoriented. And with good reason--he's lost his memory. Gone is the smug, sarcastic, and arrogant Eric that Sookie's always known and, in his place, is a scared and dependent vampire. And that's part of why I didn't like this as much--Eric's just not as...more
Amanda
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Crystal Starr Light
“My gran had always told me that a woman--any woman worth her salt--could do whatever she had to.”

Sookie and Bill have called it quits on their on-again, off-again relationship, but that doesn't mean Sookie's life has gotten any easier. Bill still lives nearby; plus, Sookie finds a memory-wiped Eric on the road one day as she's driving home from work. Apparently, a coven of witches led by Hallow tried to extort money from Eric and took his memory. Also, Jason, Sookie's brother, is missing. Can...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Ask any Sookie Stackhouse fan which book is the best in the series, and you'll be hard pressed to find one that doesn't pick Dead to the World. This is the very best that the series has to offer. And the crowning jewel of this masterpiece: a Viking Vampire with amnesia.

Thanks to the events in Club Dead , Sookie's relationship with that asshat Bill is over. And as this book begins, Bill is heading off to Peru to work on his vampire-directory project. Shortly after he leaves, Sookie finds Eric, ru...more
Jodi
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Kristy
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This was my one of my favorite moments of HBO'S Trueblood. I really felt like we got to see Eric's vulnerable side. A tender, loving Eric. I loved him in his gym clothes and when Sookie and him went off into their own little winter world. This book didn't dig deep enough into either of their emotions for me. I wanted them to connect more. Fingers crossed for the next book.
And, the witch story wasn't as intense as it was on the show. The writers of the series really took the idea i...more
Heather
Holy crap, I LOVE this series!!! Talk about the ultimate brain candy...I don't think it gets much better than this. I'm so glad I went ahead and bought the books because I know that I'll be re-reading these babies. This is seriously some good stuff :)

This is definitely one of my favorites in the series so far. My man, Eric, plays a starring role, and let me just say, that's it's one heck of a role too! There is one scene in particular that's getting flagged with a post it note for quick referenc...more
Joanie
Book #4 in the Sookie Stackhouse series is just as good as the first one-maybe better. In this one Eric the vampire has been cursed by a witch and lost his memory making him much more vulnerable and endearing. Sookie's brother Jason goes missing and she has to try to save him as well as Eric. Sookie gets stronger and fiestier with each book-this series is really addictive.
Stacey Stec
I love this series, lighthearted, fun. A mindless enjoyable read.
Richard Reviles Censorship Always in All Ways
Rating: 3.9* of five

The Publisher Says: In Sookie Stackhouse—a Southern cocktail waitress with a supernatural gift—Harris has a created a heroine like few others, and a series that puts the bite back in vampire fiction. Now the hit series launches into hardcover for Sookie's biggest twist-filled adventure yet.

When cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, she doesn't just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn't a clue who he is, but Sookie does. It's Eric...more
Geraldine O'Hagan
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Phoebe
I'll come right out and say it: I've been a bit jelly-brained recently. Between revisions of my novel, moving, and a stack of review books several feet tall, I've resorted to doing anything mindless to lighten the pressure on myself. Playing video games, watching Degrassi reruns on TeenNick . . . reading Charlaine Harris's Dead to the World.

If the reviews of my goodreads friends are any indication, it's typical to begin reviews of Harris's works with these sorts of apologies. That's because we a...more
Jasmin
Imagine a smaller version of me, roaming some busy streets, not quite lost, but I was looking for something. I really didn’t know what I was looking for, until, Charlaine Harris came along. We walked hand in hand, and stopped at a candy store. Then Charlaine buys me this really delectable lollipop that has this delicious filling inside, that I wanted to eat it on the spot. However, my buddy stops me, and takes me further for a walk. We see designer shoes and so on and so forth, but what I want i...more
Jenn
I think this might have been my favorite of the series so far. Why, do you ask? Two words.

No. Bill.

Well, more like hardly any Bill.

I'm sorry for all the Bill fans out there, but I just find him extremely boring and whiny. So the break was very welcome. Another reason why this book was better than the others:

More Eric.

And I mean, a lot of Eric. And he was kind of adorable with his little amnesia-riddled brain.

I still just can't find it in myself to give these books higher than a 3 star rating....more
Jeffrey Michael
Yes, I'm totally addicted to the Sookie Stackhouse series now. I love the way the plot unwinds in sometimes surprising fashion. I keep wondering if Jason is truely her brother or is she was adopted. Yet her 'Gran' insisted that she had some of the same 'traits' as her grandfather. So where did it come from? Did her mother have an affair with a supernatural? Is it some kind of trait that skips generations and has been handed down from eons past? Have we seen the end of witches trying to exert con...more
Sercan Vatansever
Harikaydı :) Sookie dileğine kavuştu: dayak yemedi :D serinin şimdiye kadarki en iyi kitabı. sookie çoook akıllı bir kız bence :D her şeyin olumlu yanını görmeyi iyi biliyor. ve tam kafa dengi, esprilerine falan bayılıyorum :D kitaptan sevdiğim bir alıntı:

Belki de Alcide'nin ısırdığı yer mikrop kapardı ve kan zehirlenmesinden ölürdü. (Debbie için diyor.)

Refleks olarak hemen kendimi azarladım. Çok şeytani bir dilekti. Tanrı başkaları için kötülük dilemememizden hiç hoşlanmazdı.Sadece, umarım Tanr...more
Alkyoni

This New Year’s Eve, Bill is in Peru, Eric is running around in tiny red underwear and Jason has gone missing. What’s a waitress to do?

Best book in the series so far, if not for any other reason, then for the Glory that is Eric Northman. Granted, Eric is not exactly Eric in this book since he is suffering from amnesia, but even adorable Eric is ten times more interesting than any other man after Sookie’s affections.
becky
Dead to the World was one of my favorite books of the series. It kicks off with Sookie and Bill having parted ways due to his no good cheating ways, with Sookie back in Bon Temps waiting tables and hoping for a return to normalcy. Ha! As Sookie's driving home from Merlotte's one night, she sees a half naked beautiful blonde man running down the road. Because Sookie is a sweetheart and let's be honest, has dealt with worst things than a possible crazy hitch hiker, she pulls over only to find out...more
Renee
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Alaine
This is another fast paced action-packed novel from Charlaine Harris. I honestly don’t know how she does it. I have read four in a row of the Southern Vampire series, and I’m neither sick of them nor have they slowed down even though the same plot format has been used in each book. Charlaine Harris is a master story-teller.

Further layers of Sookie and other characters are revelled in the course of this novel and yet another mythical creature. This book centres around Witches and ads another leve...more
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Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck. The duck stays outside.

Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was wr...more
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