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Dead and Gone

(Sookie Stackhouse #9)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  180,583 ratings  ·  4,563 reviews
The vamps have been out for years, and now the weres and shifters have decided to follow the lead of the undead and reveal their existence to the ordinary world. Sookie Stackhouse already knows about them, of course - her brother turns into a panther at the full moon, she's friend to the local were pack, and Sam, her boss at Merlotte's bar, is a shapeshifter.

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Hardcover, 312 pages
Published May 5th 2009 by Ace Books
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(B+) 77% | Good
Notes: Slightly different writing style with heavier use of inner monologue and foreshadowing. Not really an improvement.
Apr 24, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, urban-fantasy
It’s not the worst book ever written as some reviewers say, but it’s not that good either. Charlaine Harris failed to deliver what we all wanted to read about and over-delivered on what we didn’t really care for.

What I mean is most of us keep reading this series primarily to find out who Sookie finally settles with. No matter what team you were on – Eric, Bill, Quinn, Sam – you expected some kind of resolution, at least temporary, to her love life. We got none of it. There was so little develop
Sarah Elizabeth
This was an okay Sookie story, although it was a bit dull in places.

Sookie was once again in trouble in this story, although I have to say that putting lemon juice in water pistols to kill fairies was quite clever!

The storyline in this was about Crystal being killed, and someone trying to kill Sookie, as well as some romance with an old favourite! The first half of the book dragged a bit, but the second half was better, and I really liked the romance!!

The ending to this left Sookie still in dang
Elizabeth (Miss Eliza)
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May 12, 2009 rated it it was ok
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Pam Nelson
❤ 5 Dead and Gone Stars ❤

This book is action PACKED, Sookie needs protection from the fairies.

Strange deaths, horrible deaths. And confusion of Love.

It’s weird read this series because somethings happened in the TV True Blood and somethings didn’t. And once in a while they sync up.

The whole fairies part still kind of baffles me. And why is Sookie still hung up on Bill only when he doesn’t something nice for her. Saving her life and all of a sudden he is a hero, Erik did that same thing and yet
Jamie Collins
May 12, 2009 rated it it was ok
The best thing I can say about this book is that it has a lot of Eric in it. Otherwise I think it's possibly the worst of the series.

Charlaine Harris has a slow, rambling style of writing, which I happen to enjoy in a nice, fat 800-page novel. When you're publishing 300 pages of widely-spaced type in a large font, you need to be more focused in your storytelling.

This book seems like half a novel. There are several plot lines left hanging, and the ending is rushed, as if Harris saw her deadline a
May 14, 2009 rated it liked it
will start off by saying I love this series. I started it long before the TRUE BLOOD HBO series came out so I have been faithful from the beginning, and have always waited anxiously for the newest book in the series. I also reread the series each time a new book comes out to keep refreshing. Most were great book. A few of her more recent ones left me a little hungry for more as they didn?t really hit the spot but they were OK. I was excited for this book hoping Miss Harris would really expand u ...more
Apr 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
OMG OMG OMG!!!! This book is the reason I came up with six stars.

I love Sookie, she is one of my favorite female protagonists. She has just the right amount of supernatural abilities combined with just the right amount of struggles with that power. Her life is hugely out of her control, yet she manages to fight for what little she can have.

I love Eric. He is one of my three favorite vampires (the others being Thomas Raith from Jim Butcher's Dresden Files and Quinn from Keri Arthur's Riley Jense
Allison (The Allure of Books)

Well, I am thrilled that Eric and Sookie's relationship is back, sorta. But nothing is really ever how it appears in this series, and none of their time together seemed 100% normal to me, like there was something important we still need to know. The more blood they exchanged the more I worried that Eric will end up dying at some point. I hope not :( Although he is controlling to a degree that would piss me off royally in the real fits his personality and job description
Geraldine O'Hagan
Oct 25, 2011 rated it did not like it
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Emily May

It wasn't a bad story, I'll say that much, but the series does seem to be weakening. The problem for me is the change in focus from vampires onto every other kind of supernatural being you can think of. In the first couple of books of the series, I loved the stories and characters, couldn't get enough of them... and then came werewolves and shifters, I didn't like them as much but I was just about willing to accept them. Then it just got worse and worse. I found that I didn't care about werepant
May 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I just finished Dead and Gone and I must say that I loved it. I agree with previous reviews that it was much darker than previous Sookie's but I see that as a good thing. Life is changing Sookie and she is shedding some of her idealism, which is something all of us must face to some degree or another to find our own truths.

This books has many painful losses, but it also has a significant amount of growth on the parts of many of our main characters. I too am anxious for the next book if for no ot
2019 Re-Read
“I added to my mental list of the odd things I'd done that day. I'd entertained the police, sunbathed, visited at a mall with some fairies, weeded and killed someone. Now it was powdered-corpse removal time. And the day wasn't over yet.”

I’m enjoying the inherent humour in this series. Harris knows that she’s writing soap opera story lines and she’s enjoying it. Especially when Sookie arms herself to deal with malevolent fairies—with a garden trowel and a squirt gun of lemon juice! An
May 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, southern
This is probably my least favorite of the Sookie novels, but that is not to say that I didn't enjoy it. Harris is back with her witty dialogue and elaborate cast of characters, but as the story arcs away from the vampires, it loses something.

The last 50 or so pages move so quickly and there are too many references left open for the future. I like that the previous Sookie books could stand alone. This one gave me the sensation that Harris is just priming us for the next book, which was a bit dis
100% my least favourite of the series so far, I was just so so bored, the only reason this wasn’t a DNF is because I’m in too deep now...
Hope Corizzo
May 06, 2009 rated it it was ok
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Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sookie Stackhouse's All-Male Revue.

Bitch is fucking everyone.what an iconic thot.
Sooo this was good.thank god.i'm pretending like book 8 isn't a thing.what a pointless filler.the plot was entertaining and the mystery was interesting.side not,fuck Crystal?somehow i'm still invested in this series but i don't know when i will buy book 10 because the rest of the series isn't on sale.

-I am too big for some.
-Bring it on.
He shoved forward.

P.S. i can't read the sex scenes.i always skip them.the
It was kind of weird reading this book. Perhaps my memory is a little skewed but in most Sookie books there's always a lot going on and Sookie is hardly home. However in this book it was interesting in that Sookie was in Bon Temps the whole book. She went to work and tended the garden all while the supernatural stuff came to her. It felt a bit slow to me but Eric was in it a lot and that's more than enough to keep me happy. I'm certainly curious as to hearing his explanation for him being MIA in ...more
The scattered book 8 set up for this one nicely & much was resolved. This book was more on track, as usual & about the same caliber. It should be read in order. It's a soap opera, so you need the background to appreciate how our heroine works through her various difficulties. All in all, more fun reading candy.

28May11 - re-read the HB which I now own. Teresa loaned me the new book #11 & I've 're-read' the series up to this point in audiobook format, downloaded from the local library. Parker did
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I would say that as a general "life rule" it would be a good idea to keep out of immortal wars when you are a human. You're gonna get your ass kicked while all the supernatural creatures can just heal, and can't easily die. Of course, Sookie is still kind of a dumbass, and finds herself in the middle of a fairy war. This is after being in a vampire war and werewolf war.
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All we need to make this party better is a stupid redneck girl..

The best part of this book is that Sookie finally starts to
May 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009
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Apr 26, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tensions rise as werewolves are now "outing" themselves to the world, especially when Jason Stackhouse's wife Crystal is found crucified in Merlotte's Bar. Add to that some fairy wars and Sookie's accidental marriage to Eric,and it's another Sookie Stackhouse novel! As always, I love the intimate scenes between Sookie and Eric. That man is the stuff of dreams and I could always use more of him. Many parts of this book made me mad, particularly those people who are prejudiced against "supes". But ...more
I like learning about all the fairies in this book. Their conflict and drama adds an interesting element. I love Eric forever, so the solidification of their relationship in this one made me happy....even though I know they aren’t great for each’s just fun to ship them, okay?

I’m ready for Bill to just die. I’m so glad Bubba came back. Quinn and Alcide got such short ends of the sticks in the books. The best and healthiest guys in her life (minus puppy-eyed Sam) are the ones who get w
~☆~Autumn♥♥☔ Wells
Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: No one because the ending is too painful. Read a different one
Recommended to ~☆~Autumn♥♥☔ by: not sure
The ending of this one is very painful as those sadistic fairies torture Sookie and kill a few of her friends. I sure enjoyed it five stars right up until near the end but when I read about Claudine dying and some others after being tortured its just too much for me. I guess fairies are the most vicious and evil creatures of all! I hope the door to Fairy is sealed permanently.
Anita Reads
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I liked this one a lot more than the previous book.
5/2020 -
*** As I've said over and over, Harris has become a comfort read for me. I am happy to reread her books, even those that fall a bit short. I suspect that if this book was written by an unfamiliar author I might have given it 4 or 5 stars. Is that unfair? Or a testament to my love for Harris? I'm not sure it matters.

3/2015 - Although I stand by the three stars I gave this in 2009, there is something to be said for Harris' skill. She has created a world and characters that I love. I find t
Dec 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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Bob knows I love a good popcorn read and they don't get much more corny Charlaine Harris' Sookie books. Reading about Sookie's misadventures with the vampires that live out in the open is always a good way to spend an afternoon in the sun. So finding out that the newest addition to the Sookie series came out on Tuesday had me more excited than I am comfortable admitting.

Four hours later the book is finished and I'm relaxing in the heady afterglow of a fun tale well spun. Yet, was this a Southern
Holy heck on wheels, Vampire Bill managed to redeem himself! Who knew?!?

I felt like this was very much an "in-between" book that could send the series in any number of directions in the future, but it was still very entertaining and well worth the read for anyone who loves the series.

Since the book is so newly published, I'm reluctant to say anything more that might be too spoilerish so I'll leave it at this and strongly urge anyone who hasn't read it yet to do so as soon as possible!!! :)
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Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over thirty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Charlaine lives in Texas now, and all of her children and grandchildren are within easy driving distance.

Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was writing poetry an

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