Friday, July 23, 2010

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

iconiconWhen I decided to try out the Barnes & Noble eReader for the iPhone, this book was my choice. My husband and I are really into the True Blood
icon TV series, so I decided to try out the books. Unfortunately, the wait for a copy from my library was going to be quite long, so it seemed like a logical choice for trying out the B&N eReader.

It only took me two days to finish the book, which ought to tell you something about how much I liked it! It turns out the first season of True Blood was pretty true to the first Sookie Stackhouse book — a lot of the scenes were taken directly from the book, so I had that deja vu feeling more than once. But there was also a few things that they left out of the TV show, such as the character of Bubba (I had to look that up online to find out who it was supposed to be, as the clues went right over my head).

One of the things I liked best about Dead Until Dark is the style of narration. It was told in first person, from Sookie's point of view, and the character has a very strong, quirky voice that easily shines through in the narration. The style is fairly conversational, like she's really talking to you, with touches of sarcasm and humor that really bring her character to life.

I can't wait to read the next one — I am looking forward to getting beyond the stuff the TV show has already covered!

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