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Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse #4)

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Sookie comes to the rescue of a naked, amnesiac vampire - and ends up in the middle of a war between witches, werewolves and vampires!
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Gollancz (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
Amelia
May 01, 2012 Amelia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/

NOTE: The Eric gifs are coming, but y’all are gonna have to work for them ; )

By the time I reached Book #9 the end of the Sookie Stackhouse series, my reaction was something kinda like this . . .

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I (along with many other superfans of the Southern Vampire Series) was extremely disappointed. Not with the “who will Sookie end up with????” part. I mean seriously - DUH when it came to that question. I was bummed that it felt like Harris ha
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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
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Fabian
Dec 02, 2008 Fabian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So after Bill there's Eric, the superhot amnesiac. Whereas anybody else would run with the Mulholland Drivesque plotline and linger on the noir aspects that go hand-in-hand with vamp myth, Book 4 radically changes the series from the "Twilight" part of the spectrum to more "Buffy" territory. Proud to say that "Dead to the World" has less Sookie injuries and more beastly bloodshed than any of the books that came before it!

There is still that erotic prose that owes lots to Anne Rice, the cute less
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Natasha
Jul 07, 2009 Natasha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Stepheny


I'm not going to lie- I'm feeling disappointed. I have continuously heard that this is the "Eric book." From everyone who has EVER read these books. "Wait until you get to book 4!!" Who's Eric? you ask.

Let me show you:



He's a beautiful Viking vampire. He is sex on a stick. He will turn any woman's legs to jello...and well... other parts of her will be doing other things. Reactions beyond your own control...



What I really expected from this book was a ton of this:



Starring this ridiculous piece of
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Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
2.5 Stars

First off, I would like to thank both Kelly and Stepheny for allowing me to intrude upon their buddy-read.



I do not believe it necessary to reiterate how much distaste I feel for Sookie Stackhouse. If you care to know my explicit feelings in this matter, I go into rather intense detail in my review here.

I will merely say I find her moronic and tedious, for purposes of this review.

After reading this, the fourth book in the series, I think I have figured out what it is exactly that I ca
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Sh3lly ✨ Bring on the Weird ✨


It's Bloodsucker's Month with my lovely MacHalo beasties, so I'm going for a re-read of my favorite Sookie book. It's The ERIC Book.

First read ratings: 5 stars
New re-read rating: 4 stars


Well, I lowered my rating because the side stories in this just didn't interest me like they used to. Jason is missing, the shifters from Hotspot are introduced, and there is a crazy were-Witch-vamp-blood-drinking brother and sister team roaming around causing problems. Plus, my eyes glaze over every time she i
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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
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Wanda
I found this book (#4 in the series) to be the least enjoyable thus far, although I still read it in a single evening. To my way of thinking, this is a transitional volume—Sookie & Bill have broken up, so Sookie needs to find a new way to stay safe in the supernatural community that she is now aware of.

The good aspects? Harris continues her pretty accurate portrayal of small town life in North America (minus the vampires & werewolves, at least in my home town). It can be petty and gossip
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Courtney
Apr 19, 2017 Courtney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of: adult paranormal stories, crime mysteries, vampires and the HBO show True Blood
Shelves: 2017-read
"You can't use blackmail on someone who doesn't know anything about the hold you have on them."

I've heard a lot about Dead to the World (the fourth installment of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse mysteries) being the "Eric book", so I was definitely looking forward to reading it. While I didn't completely love it, I wasn't too disappointed either, lol.

This book takes place three weeks after Club Dead, New years eve at Merlottes. (view spoiler)
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Amelia
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Lauren
Dead to the World
4.5 Stars

When small town waitress and closet telepath, Sookie Stackhouse stumbles across an amnesiac vampire wandering around in the woods, she immediately recognizes him as Eric Northman, the arrogant and domineering Sheriff of Area 5. After taking him home and cleaning him up, Sookie discovers that an Eric with no memory is sweet, vulnerable and oh so sexy. Unfortunately, the witches who cursed him are hot on his trail, and Sookie will have to pull out all the stops to keep hi
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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
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
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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
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Jilly
Jun 01, 2015 Jilly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My favorite book in this series so far! Why? you ask....

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Sookie, you lucky dog, you!

Yes! Finally Sookie realizes that Eric is much better than Bill the Bore!

And, even better - there is no Bill in this book except a few mentions towards the end. I was feeling like my True Blood dreams were coming true.

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okay, I realize that I need to dream bigger

But... Eric is not our normal Eric - he's amnesia Eric because a witch cursed him. So he's sweet, vulnerable, and open. Now, that makes Sookie like him mo
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Pam Nelson
❤ 5 Dead to the World Stars ❤

This book gets me right in the feels.

Sookie has a hard enough time keeping everyone else’s thoughts out of her head, but then her brother goes missing.
Erik the freaking hot hunky vampire loses his memory.

And the Were community is looking to add a new breeder in to the mix and they have their eye on Sookie.

I llllove the interaction between Sookie and Erik, even if he doesn’t remember he is soo sweet to her. He gets under her skin as only Erik can do.
I loved how th
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Amanda
Dec 22, 2008 Amanda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog, bloodsuckers
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
Phoenix2
Sep 22, 2013 Phoenix2 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: vampire fans, fantasy fans, romance, paranormal lovers
Shelves: fantasy
This book series got way better ever since Bill got out of the picture (or at least Sookie lost interest in him). More magical creatures, more power struggles and more romance. Again, Sookie is a sweetheart and I loved the fun, fast paced writing.
Maria Clara
Como los otros libros de esta serie, me ha encantado!! Ni yo misma sé por qué le doy solo 3 estrellitas.... Bueno, sí, y es que me gustó más el tercero que este. Y es que supongo que soy más del Eric original que del encantado jajaja...
Geraldine O'Hagan
Oct 03, 2011 Geraldine O'Hagan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Richard Derus
May 07, 2013 Richard Derus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Marianne
Dec 13, 2015 Marianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dead To The World is the fourth book in the Sookie Stackhouse series by popular American author, Charlaine Harris. After the painful events in Jackson, Mississippi, a few weeks earlier, telepathic cocktail waitress, Sookie Stackhouse has vowed off all involvement with vampires. Her ex-boyfriend, vampire Bill, has gone to Peru when, driving home just after New Year, Sookie finds his boss, Eric, (vampire) Sheriff of Area 5, wandering, half naked, on the road near her home, with a convincing case o ...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
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Jodi
Dec 28, 2008 Jodi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Shera (Book Whispers)
I knew, as sure as I knew my name, that tomorrow he would send me another coat, in a big fancy box, with a big bow on it. It would be the right size, it would be a top brand, and it would be warm.

It was cranberry red, with a removable liner, a detachable hood, and tortoiseshell buttons.
That ending, to me, was the sexiest part of the whole book. Don't get me wrong there are plenty of hot sexy times with Eric. The legendary shower scene anyone? However, no matter what happened while Sookie and Eri
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Stef Rozitis
Despite all the things I DON'T like about the vampire/romance genre I have a sneaking liking for Sookie Stackhouse. She's a working class sex-positive (too much so but I love her anyway), funny, feisty, too humble without being a whinger, capable and ridiculously brave bar waitress with a bit of a gift/disability of the paranormal variety and the tendency to bed vampires (and flirt with anything else hot, male and supernatural). She's a small town girl, a Christian, so heterosexual you would thi ...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
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  • Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2)
  • Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3)
  • Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5)
  • Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #6)
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  • From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse, #8)
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