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Sookie Stackhouse 7-copy Boxed Set by Charlaine Harris
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really liked it

This review covers books 1-8.

These are a lot of silly fun, and more than a little addictive. They are decently well written (despite some continuity issues) but pretty much what you'd expect from a romance/mystery novel. Sookie's "voice" works better in some books than in others, and some plot threads are more compelling than others. Just when things started to drag a bit, there was a hell of a plot twist, and not one that I'd seen coming. I've enjoyed the whole series, so far, though book 4 is definitely my favorite.

I vote no on the Twilight/Southern Vampire Mysteries comparisons. Both series feature a human female who gets mixed up in what Sookie would call "crazy vampire shit," and both have some werewolf action going on, but that's about as deep as the similarities go. They are different kinds of stories, written differently and focusing on different issues.

And, while I'm comparing, I'll say that I like Sookie better here in the books than I do on True Blood, the HBO series inspired by the books. I say "inspired by," rather than "based on," because some of the changes are pretty substantial, though not necessarily bad - I like Bill better on the show, for example, and quite like the way Tara and Lafayette were changed/expanded. I love Eric in both versions :)

Looking forward to the next one (comes out in May, I believe)...
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December 1, 2008 – Finished Reading
January 12, 2009 – Shelved

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message 1: by Tea (new) - rated it 4 stars

Tea Agreed in terms of twilight.
As far as True blood, maybe i never gave it a chance but i like the books a lot more then the tv show!!


message 2: by Monica (new) - added it

Monica As someone who read the books before true blood was ever even thought of i was so excited when it came out. I thought it was going to be like the books but as vlose as it got was the first season after that they expanded on what would have been minor characters in the books and made them regulars on the tv show. Not saying that that is a bad thing because i love me some Lafayette on the small screen but if you wanted true blood thinking you will be able to relive all that excitement, blood, and gore you will be in for some disappointment.


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