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Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
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May 21, 2010

it was ok
Read from May 19 to June 22, 2010

Just started this yesterday on the recommendation of a friend. Not sure yet where it's going...

Ok, I finished this last week after putting it down a few times in the middle. It was so slow to get going: I need my light reading to be a bit more fast-paced, especially when I am listening to it and can't skim. But it did grow on me a bit by the end, and I am interested enough to wonder what the critics are saying about it. (seems provocative that Bill is a relic of the antebellum South, yet in the setting of the novel it's the vampires who are the Others, yet we're so clearly meant to find them at least somewhat sympathetic. In light of the xenophobia of Bram Stoker, there's got to be something interesting going on here.) Should I read more? Or just start watching True Blood?

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Lael Jacobs Rebecca, I personally thought this book was the weakest of the series. Try the next two books and see what you think. (I liked them better). Whatever you do, you should definitely rent the first two seasons of Trueblood. The show is much better than the books--darker, smarter. and more atmospheric. The show offers more thought-provoking commentary on current social issues (gay rights in particular) while cultivating a great Southern gothic atmosphere.

Rebecca Hey, thanks for writing! That's good to know that the next few books get better. (When I get interested in a series, I always feel compelled to start with the first book, but I often notice that the writer improves with practice.) And I will check out True Blood too. Great to talk last week....

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