Dead Until Dark

deaduntildarkI’ve been suffering from the flu since Friday. Laying in bed for a few days gave me plenty of time to catch up on my reading. I tried to write but the creative side of my brain wouldn’t function.

I finally finished reading Dead until Dark. I’ve been trying to get through this book for a long time. I’ve been watching the show True Blood on HBO so I thought I already knew how the book would end. Lesson learned…I was quite surprised when Elvis turned up as a vampire.

I had a little trouble with the love scenes. I just couldn’t force myself to believe a human would willing drink vampire blood during sex. I know–yuck. But I guess you have to expect that sorta thing when you read vampire books.

Some of the writing seemed to try too hard at humor and I also found the writing lacked emotion. The main character (Sookie) losses her beloved grandmother but no emotion is ever written into her grieving. It basically just says ‘she grieved’–lots of showing instead of telling.  But all in all it wasn’t bad, especially if you’re into brain candy, not meant to enhance your intelligence, no where near real life type of reading.

After being burned out on Twilight I didn’t think I could get into another vampire series. That was before I found out about the cat loving, not quite right in the head Elvis aka Bubba.

Charlaine Harris has gotten my attention at least enough to get me to read the next book in the series. Anyone creative enough to make Elvis a vampire has my attention.

2 thoughts on “Dead Until Dark

  • I haven’t read a vampire series since “The Vampire Chronicles” by Anne Rice. I used to love horror and was a huge Stephen King fan.

    Lately I haven’t read much in that Genre at all. I should read at least one of the Twillight books. I think I spend to much time writing and not enough time reading. Of course I do not want the flu as a reason to sit down and read.

    I am sorry to hear you have been sick. I hope you are feeling better. There is never a bright side to having the flu, except the part where you get better in the end.

    • dayner

      I don’t really read horror. I try, but I usually give up after only a few chapters. I’m a little too faint-hearted, truth is, it keeps me up at night. I figure the more I read and the broader my scope, the more I can learn from other authors. The book I just started is a debut so I wanted to check it out.

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