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Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #6)

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As a person with so few living relatives, Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse really hated to lose one. But she never guessed that it would be her cousin Hadley—a consort of the Vampire Queen of New Orleans. After all, technically speaking, Hadley was already dead. And now, as unexpected heir to Hadley’s estate, Sookie discovers the inheritance definitely comes
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Mass Market Paperback, 324 pages
Published March 27th 2007 by Ace (first published January 1st 2006)
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Beth F.
This series is one of the most mind-numbingly stupid things I’ve ever read. And believe it or not, I mean that to be a highly complimentary statement. Weird, I know.

Before starting book number six, track down a copy of the short story titled “One Word Answer” that appears in the anthology Bite. Randomly, (and I say randomly because it’s been sitting in my house for about two years now and since I really don’t like anthologies, had very little desire to even crack the cover) so I spent the extra
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Jessica
Ack...these books are so terrible, yet so entertaining. I can't stop reading them, even though I'm mortified to admit that I like them. I was also terribly confused when I started reading this book, and even had to check to make sure that I didn't miss a book in the series somehow. Somehow Sookie's cousin, who has been turned into a vampire by her lover, the Queen of Louisiana, is murdered, but all this happens before the book starts, leaving me a bit confused. Some random thoughts on my part--I ...more
Becky
Let me just say, right off the bat, that I had a love/hate relationship with this installment of Sookie's life.

This one was another good read, story-wise, but it frustrated the hell out of me. We're steadily learning more and more about Sookie, and her life and love(s), and not all of those things are good.

This book completely engrossed me, even while I was getting more and more upset with it. At times I felt myself winding up the old throwin' arm to chuck the damn thing at the wall, but that
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Tracy
I am so pleased to see Harris getting back on track! I particularly liked Eric socially assassinating Bill at the hospital! Say goodbye to your dating life, Bill...

Yes, I am firmly in the Eric camp.
Richard Reviles Censorship Always in All Ways
Rating: 4.1* of five

The Publisher Says: As a person with so few living relatives, Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse really hated to lose one. But she never guessed that it would be her cousin Hadley—a consort of the Vampire Queen of New Orleans. After all, technically speaking, Hadley was already dead. And now, as unexpected heir to Hadley’s estate, Sookie discovers the inheritance definitely comes with a risk. Someone doesn’t want Sookie looking too deeply into Hadley’s past—or for
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Geraldine O'Hagan
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Wendy
I did not enjoy this book quite as much as the others in the series. I don't like the path that Sookie and Bill's relationship has taken, I don't think she should be so angry. I like Quinn some but even he does not seem to be the guy for Sookie and I hate the habit he has of calling her 'Babe'. The storyline was okay although it just barely touched upon some unanswered questions from previous books. It did leave us with some interesting new people for future books. I still look forward to more i ...more
I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com)
Okay, so I am reading a book a day. I really need to get a life.

So, I loved Bill, I am now pretty much over Bill--so 5 minutes ago. Eric can be the biggest ass and still make me swoon. Underneath all the big-scary-vampire-muscles, he is a real charmer and I am convinced he is a good guy. He has to be tough--he is the sheriff. Quinn--holy crap, how does she get so lucky? So many men and so little time.

In this book, we finally find out the secret behind Sookie's allure. I was wondering how plain
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
I gave this one 3 stars because I'm really convinced it's the weakest link in the series. That said, Southern Vampire Mysteries really is my favorite series of all times.

Quinn is far from my favorite character in the series, he actually goes right in the basket with Tanya and Arlene. At first I couldn't figure out why, I tought I was just blinded by Eric and my never ending adoration for him, but no, Quinn is obnoxious all by himself.

Apart from that, the book just ties some loose ends from the
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Ashley
I knew it would only be a matter of time before Sookie began to annoy me a little, and this book marked the beginning of it. To be fair, though, I'm not sure it if was her so much as her interaction with Quinn that didn't sit that well with me. After the previous book, it was kind of a no-brainer that Quinn would become the next addition to Sookie's growing parade of suitors. I didn't really care for him or his relationship with Sookie. The whole "I shall compliment you at any given moment, and ...more
Kat
Never come across a book series that makes me hate reading so much until this one. I have an OCD-ish habit of having to read every book I buy, and for some reason I bought three more of these damn things. Yikes.

My biggest issue is how come an idiot girl with vampires, werewolves/tigers/panthers/(any other random animal) in her life can be so unbelievably boring. The book is full of people telling Sookie she's wonderful, special, they love her, no less than three men/vamps/weres/whatever go all
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Santi
Nov 30, 2009 Santi rated it 4 of 5 stars
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[Quoted from this book:]

“Ask him why he came back to Bon Temps, Sookie,” Eric said very quietly.

“Well, old Mr. Compton died, and he wanted to reclaim his …” I couldn’t describe the expression on Bill’s face. My heart began to beat faster. Dread gathered in a knot in my stomach. “Bill?”

Eric turned to face away from me, but not before I saw a shade of pity cross his face. Nothing could have scared me more. I might not be able to read a vampire’s mind, but in this case his body language said it al
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Jim
Not much to add to the other reviews. The story goes on very well. No new paranormal creatures, but we do get a murder mystery inside a couple of others that makes for a complicated mess. I wasn't terribly happy with Harris letting Sookie find out information & purposely leaving us in the dark for so long. It seemed like a cheap way to draw out the suspense. The book is told in the first person, after all. I think it would have been a stronger story if we'd known what she did.

Parker again di
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Nymphsin
Jan 17, 2009 Nymphsin rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Nymphsin by: Hunter's Haven
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gina
So far I'm a little frustrated with a fact that had me pleased in previous books. In previous books Harris was weaving multiple story lines in and out of Sookies life without confusing or frustrating the reader with "too much" going on. But in this one I'm getting frustrated with so many different stories and people causing Sookie trouble. It's a little hard to keep up and it's starting to make me wonder if I want to keep up. Where I flew through the first books I've found myself in the last two ...more
Taylor
It's funny because it's true...

"I was waiting for the other shoe to drop. I was waiting for that moment- you know the one I mean- the moment when your date suddenly confesses to something you just can't stomach: he reveals himself as a racist or homophobe, admits he'd never marry anyone but another Baptist (Southerner, brunette, marathon runner, whatever), tells you about his children by his first three wives, describes his fondness for being paddled, or relates his youthful experiences in blowi
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Stephanie
I don't know why I like these books, I shouldn't, yet I really do.
Kristin
I didn't know whether to give this book a 4 or a 5.

Before I start, I want to say there is a short story that I have not read before reading Definitely Dead that seemed pretty significant to the book but it's not so bad that you'll be lost. It came with my ebook version (I have ebook as well as the book for those long moments I'm doing my hair) called "One Word Answer", I'm guessing that's it. I don't think it's necessary because like I said, you don't get too lost but you'll probably be more com
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Jen (Red Hot Books)
If you managed to get through Club Dead without hate in your heart for Bill Compton, this book is designed to remedy that. Yes, yes, there is a lot going on in this sixth installment of the Sookie Stackhouse series, but I will always think of it as the book where Bill became dead to me. (I'll come back to this later.)

Definitely Dead covers a lot of ground. In fact, the first half and the second half felt like they could have been two separate (albeit short) books. The first half doesn't have mu
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Julie
I don't know who's 'definitely dead', but it's not Bill. Alas. Oh, wait, is that a spoiler? Yea, Bill lives. Or unlives. Whatever.

In this book, Sookie ditches all the other guys after her to take up with the weretiger she met in the last book. She even manages to have sex this time. Well, mostly. No actual disrobing took place. At least, not in that scene.

You may also remember this book as -- the one in which Sookie gets her period which will probably play a small role in the climax of the book
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Emanuela ~plastic duck~
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Abbie
Definitely Dead was better than the previous book, but it still wasn't great.

Sookie was slightly better than she was in the last book, but i didn't really like her.

This started out pretty slow, but the second half was a bit better. I can't say that i was loving it though.

Overall, Alright read, but a bit too slow.
Kristy
The cover of this book is what made me want to read these books. Not because they are cute or cool or even appealing for that matter, but because I wondered why the heck Sookie was riding a Tiger and a vampire was grabbing at it's tail. You see, in the show True Blood, I don't recall such a tiger being present, so you know about cats and curiousity right?!?!?

With all that being said, this was my least favorite book so far....
SPOILERS FROM HERE ON OUT!!!!!!

This one was a filler book for me. What'
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Stephanie
While I did find this book interesting, I just wasn't as into it as the last few. I did like that Sookie finally tossed Bill to the curb, but I was hoping that she would finally be with Eric or Alcide, not find a new beau in Quinn. I kind of saw it coming in the last one, but I was hoping that she would delay things like she did with Alcide and not actually get something going with him.

The action in this book was almost non-stop again, which I liked. The way Ms. Harris wrote it kept the book mov
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Tara
It was okay. I picked it up because it was available at the local library and there was no way I was going to pay to read it. I knew it was the sixth book, that I should have started with the first, but right now this series is nearly impossible to borrow, given the HBO series' immense popularity.

What I have to say about this particular book is that it is purely entertainment. Do not look for literary genius because you're not going to find it here, but Harris doesn't expect you to. She is telli
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Carmaletta Hilton
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Martina the Book Fairy
Definitely Dead is the 6th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, also known as the Southern Vampire Mystery series, by Charlaine Harris.

Here's the synopsis from the back of the book:

Since Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has so few living relatives, she hates to lose one - even her cousin Hadley, undead consort of the vampire Queen of New Orleans. Hadley's left everything she had to Sookie, but claiming that inheritance has a high risk factor. Some people don't want her looking too
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Ronda  Tutt
Very Very Good! I really enjoyed this book, not only was it supencefull but it was very humorous in some parts - it was so funny that it made me laugh out loud and I had tears rolling out of my eyes from laughing so hard.

Quinn the Were-tiger is cute and even though he tried all through this book to get in bed with Sookie, it never happened because something always come up to prevent it.

Eric is still thinking about Sookie but he is so full of himself and arragant that Sookie won't give him the ti
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Heather
About the series: I love this type of candy. I read so many literary and deep and difficult and complicated texts—this series is fun to read. It makes me wince from time to time (typos, poor grammar, repeated plot lines, tons of exposition). But I am still very motivated by the sexy, silly plots to keep reading. The sexy, silly plots make me happy. It’s like TV—it helps to dumb me out and relax. I really liked books 1-4. And book 5 was ok. I am determined to finish the series.




MAY CONTAIN SPOILER
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Donna
Sookie travels to New Orleans to settle the affairs of her estranged cousin, Hadley. She recently learned that Hadley became a vampire and a favorite of Louisiana's Queen before her second death at the hands of a jealous rival.

If none of this sounds familiar, that's because it was revealed as part of that obnoxious trend of short stories that include plots important to a series. Harris recaps the necessary info, but it's obviously much less satisfying than reading about the situation first-hand
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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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“I have a big hole in my heart," I said. "But it'll close over."
I don't want to sound all Dr. Phil," she said. "But don't let the scab seal the pain in, okay?"
That's good advice," I said. "I hope I can manage it.”
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“Though I was having a blissful moment of being happy and content, I had one of those stray ideas you get at odd moments. I thought,How nice it would be if Eric were here with me in the car. He'd look so good with the wind blowing his hair, and he'd enjoy the moment . Well, yeah, before he burned to a crisp.
But I realized I'd thought of Eric because it was the kind of day you wanted to share with the person you cared about, the person whose company you enjoyed the most. And that would be Eric as he'd been while he was cursed by a witch: the Eric who hadn't been hardened by centuries of vampire politics, the Eric who had no contempt for humans and their affairs, the Eric who was not in charge of many financial enterprises and responsible for the lives and incomes of quite a few humans and vampires. In other words, Eric as he would never be again.”
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