Thursday, August 6, 2009

Review: Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse Series #4)

  • Title: Dead to the World
  • Author: Charlaine Harris
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Ace Hardcover; First Edition edition (May 4, 2004)
  • Genre: Fiction/Fantasy
  • Cover: B-
  • Overall: A
  • ISBN-10: 0441011675
When cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, she doesn't just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn't a clue who he is, but Sookie does. It's Eric the vampire--but now he's a kinder, gentler Eric. And a scared Eric, because whoever took his memory now wants his life.

Sookie's investigation into why leads straight into a dangerous battle among witches, vampires, werewolves, and more. But there could be a greater danger to Sookie's heart because the kinder gentler Eric is very difficult to resist...

This book was great, it really captured a different side to Eric that I was definitly hoping to see! However he has amnesia so I guess it dosnt count, or does it? I was glad Bill was only in this book for maybe a total of 12 pages because I really do not like him at this point because he does not seem sweet, or funny, or anything. He is just kinda blah, and I find that other character really have a more intersting take.

This book was a little less suspenseful then the first three, but I did not seem to mind. It had more charaterization in it which seemed to interest me. Some of the characters you do not get to know very well (Pam, Chow, Eric, Alcide) really start to open up in this book. Also the plot I found to be very well played out, I think it was because a main character had lost his memory. So it was interesting to see how he reacted to characters he already knew.

I am pretty sure this is my favorite book out of the series so far, because it was not all about Sookie and Bill. It had a wider range of characters and sub-plots, that kept me reading chapter after chapter until I passed out. I highly recommed this book especially if you have read the first three (Dead Until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead) and if you havent I suggest picking them up!

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Happy Reading!


  1. I loved this one, however, Club Dead was my favorite. I think that the kinder, gentler version of Eric may not be who he is now, but what he was then, before the remains of his humanity was overtaken not only by his vampire nature, but the will and struggle to survive. It was just a little heartbreaking, was it not, when Eric remembered who he was...and nothing of what he had been with Sookie.

    Great review!

  2. I absolutely loved this book. Eric was fantastic, though it was extremely sad he couldn't remember the time he spent with Sookie. I can't wait to see what they do with this Eric on the TV show.

  3. I just re-read this novel to get a Sookie fix while I'm waiting for my name to come up on the library list for the book that just came out.

    This one is my all-time favorite in the series because of the Sookie/Eric relationship. (And to Ashley, keep reading the series. You'll get a payoff on the Sookie/Eric thing down the road.) I the only one disappointed in the TV series. I only watched the first or so episodes of the first season but stopped because it was so different from the books. I didn't think it captured the flavor of the novels at all.

    What do you guys think?


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