Dead Until Dark

by Charlaine Harris | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0441008534 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Sternschnuppe28 of Flörsheim am Main, Hessen Germany on 1/18/2006
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17 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Sternschnuppe28 from Flörsheim am Main, Hessen Germany on Wednesday, January 18, 2006
first book of the Southern Vampire Novels, very nice read! I like Sookie Stockhouse, a sweet character. The story is tensefull and slightly erotic, just a perfect mixture of everything. I am already looking forward to the sequels.

Journal Entry 2 by Wasserseele from Hahnstätten, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Friday, January 27, 2006
I caught the book at the meet up in Mainz. Sounds funny!

Journal Entry 3 by Wasserseele from Hahnstätten, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Sunday, August 06, 2006
Perfect easy reading for a lazy summer day! Although I suspected pretty soon who the serial killer is, I gorged the whole book like a thirsty vampire would do a fresh blood bottle. A wonderful blend of mystery, fantasy, romance and absurdity, including a verisimilar explanation for some Memphis singer sighting stories! :-D

I feel confident this was not the last story by Charlaine Harris I read.

ekaterin4luv has already evinced that she is strongly interested in this, so I'll send it to hers as the first station of a bookray:
  1. ekaterin4luv, Nürnberg, BAY, D
  2. SaschaBWK, Marburg, HES, D
  3. Kikoyu, Herborn, HES, D
  4. -aoirghe-, Bonn, NRW, D
  5. Gracie25, Münster, NRW, D
  6. belly-dancer, Braunschweig, NDS, D
  7. diemitdemNitro, München, BAY, D
  8. delfinnetti, Siegen, NRW, D
  9. baltruma, Uplengen, NDS, D
  10. Haltestelle, Groß-Umstadt, HES, D
  11. Tiamat-muc, München, BAY, D
  12. literaturschock, Neckarsulm, BAW, D
  13. UbSiA, Norderstedt, SWH, D
  14. Schneefee, Dortmund, NRW, D
  15. susiuni, Leipzig, SXN, D
  16. sonnenscheinHD, Eppelheim, BAW, D
  17. KillerPueppi, Dortmund, NRW, D
  18. Noria, Gehrden, NDS, D
  19. escura, Aachen, NRW, D
  20. You?
  21. tiger-kuh-katze, Hannover, NDS, D

Journal Entry 4 by ekaterin4luv from Nürnberg, Bayern Germany on Monday, August 14, 2006
Got it, read - no devoured it. Delicious!
Some fluff, some angst and some mystery, a good combination. A small town story with a twist. You just have to like Sookie and the mysterious Bill. And what would you do when facing a vampire visit? Would you sharpen your wooden stakes, polishing your silverware, stock up on garlic or would you rather clean your carpets? ;)

The story has just one major drawback - there's more of it!

I'll contact SaschaBWK right away.

Journal Entry 5 by SaschaBWk from Hamburg - Barmbek, Hamburg Germany on Sunday, September 10, 2006
The book arrived yesterday, in time for my holiday. More later.

Journal Entry 6 by SaschaBWk from Hamburg - Barmbek, Hamburg Germany on Tuesday, September 19, 2006
After some more or less disappointing vampire stories I enjoyed this book enourmosly. Just what I needed for a long ride on a train.
Sookie is a likabel heroine and I would love to read more about her.

Journal Entry 7 by -aoirghe- from Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, October 03, 2006
I've collected the book yesterday from the local "Packstation". Thanks for sending and thanks for the ring. There are two rings to finish first before I can start with this one.

Journal Entry 8 by -aoirghe- from Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, November 25, 2006
Sorry for the late entry, it's been some time since I finished the book but I don't seem to come to grips with my desk, or rather the work on my desk, or rather with dealing with the load of books that are under the pile of work that's sitting on my desk...

Well, I really liked this rather tongue-in-cheek-Southern-Vampire-novel. I like Sookie a lot, she seems to be a... well, not actually a "nice" person, but one I'd like to meet. I don't care too much about Bill himself, but, hey, not every vampire can be as thrilling as... hmm, now I'm stuck for an example... as one imagines. Eric's more like it. But would I want to go out with him either? Don't think so.

Thanks for introducing me to a very entertaining series (I actually had to buy the followers-up for myself...;-)) and as soon as I'll get Gracies address Sookie and Bill will travel on.

Journal Entry 9 by belly-dancer from Edemissen, Niedersachsen Germany on Saturday, April 21, 2007
Arrived today, thanks -aoirghe-! Since I already read the second volume of this series, I am looking forward to learn how everything started.

Journal Entry 10 by diemitdemNitro from -- Irgendwo --, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Thursday, May 10, 2007
arrived today -----> travelling

Journal Entry 11 by wingdelfinnettiwing from Siegen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, May 16, 2007
The book arrived safe and sound. I´m glad it arrived now, so I can read the books in the appropriate order (part two arrived a week ago).
Thanks a lot for the ring and the mailing of the book.


Edith 22.05.2007:
The poor book has become a casualty of the big BC-Meetup in Frankfurt! No don´t worry all the pages are still attached and it is still perfectly readable. It just collided with a banana in my backpack. Ther is a slight blot on the upper hind coner of the spine and while beeing wet the cover ripped for about 1 cm. I will use the self - adhesive foil from ekz with delayed adhesion as first aid measure and hope the book will still be acceptabel to read. I´m very sorry, I don´t usually treat books with anything but kindness and care.


Vampires came out of dark hiding places to claim their place in public life, social life and politic. They are not widely accepted but there is a law that gives them the same rights as everyone... They can even apply to vote. That dose of corse not mean that they are all the nice and law abbiding kind. And even those who seem to be all right are allways close to the edge of law or even on the other side. They have ages of practise in decivinig human kind. Some try to fit in and some don´t...
It was a nice read without much complications.

Journal Entry 12 by wingdelfinnettiwing from Siegen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, June 01, 2007
On it´s way to baltruma since yesterday! Thanks a lot for the captivating bookray. I´m quite interested in how the storry continues.

Journal Entry 13 by baltruma from Uplengen, Niedersachsen Germany on Thursday, June 14, 2007
What a fun, though it was kind of creepy sometimes, it certainly belongs to my favourites at all! REALLY LOVE IT!

Journal Entry 14 by Tiamat-muc from München, Bayern Germany on Friday, June 22, 2007
Vampire flatterten heute in meinen Briefkasten - 2 an der Zahl. Leider müssen sie es sich erstmal in der für sie vorbereiteten Höhle gemütlich machen. Je nachdem, ob ich Zeit und Muße finde, sie neben der Lernerei zu lesen, oder ob ich sie lieber Blutstropfen für Blutstropfen genießen will :-)

Journal Entry 15 by Tiamat-muc from München, Bayern Germany on Thursday, July 05, 2007
Nice read but not as thrilling as I expected. Sometimes the story/settings reminded me of a mixture of Buffy, the last 2 seasons and Mad Max. Partly the characters (especially Bill) tended to be a little bloodless (what irony *gg*). I had the feeling that a second (third,...?) book was already planned when Harris wrote this first story - for example: why would Bill hate the Bellefleurs?!? There's no explanation. Maybe Harris will tell us in the second novel. And last: the storyline with Bubba/Elvis was ridiculous and so not needed!!! But it seems to be the bad habbit of vampire-storytellers - this compulsion to add something funny (Mary Janice Davidson writes too much about women and shoes...)

I'm not sure if I will collect the Sookie-series by myself (I realized that I bought the 4. book years ago, but it's unread till now - maybe because it's in German and the language/translation(?) is quite poor), but I surely wan't to read them all!

If my former readers are interrested in stories with a variability of supernatural characters (vampires, shapeshifters, lyches, angels, weres,...) in a non-fantasy-world, I recommend everything written by Nancy A. Collins - first of all the Sonja Blue Collection (a trilogy about the vampire Sonja who seeks her maker to destroy him - not that much romance but more gory)

Since there are no more other readers, the book will go to my best friend who loved the stories of Anne Rice and then maybe to my sister - canceled

Released 12 yrs ago (7/19/2007 UTC) at San Francisco Coffee Company (Odeonsplatz) in München, Bayern Germany



Direkte Weitergabe an DmdN (wird dann zusammen mit Living Dead in Dallas an Literaturschock verschickt - auch Vampire reisen lieber in Rudeln)

Journal Entry 17 by diemitdemNitro from -- Irgendwo --, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Thursday, July 19, 2007
wieder bei mir

Journal Entry 18 by literaturschock from Schefflenz, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Sookie ist hier gut gelandet und ich bin schon sehr gespannt auf ihre Abenteuer!

Journal Entry 19 by literaturschock from Schefflenz, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Saturday, January 26, 2008
Endlich geschafft! Sorry, aber mein Englisch reicht gerade mal so fürs Lesen - Schreiben muss ich das Journal auf deutsch:

Charlaine Harris hat einen sehr flotten, lockeren Schreibstil, der das Buch zu einer unterhaltsamen Lektüre macht. Interessant an dem Kriminalfall war, dass ich bis zum Schluss nicht wusste, wer nun wirklich hinter den Morden steckt und wer noch so alles umgebracht wird (da schont die Autorin weder Leser noch Charaktere).

Parallel hatte ich die deutsche Übersetzung zur Hand: Die ist einerseits gut, andererseits aber manchmal sehr nervtötend geraten. Vor allem die ewige Floskel "Er/Sie/Es war baß erstaunt" trieb mich irgendwann fast in den Wahnsinn. Wer mit einem ordentlichen Schulenglisch dienen kann, sollte keine Probleme mit den eher leicht zu lesenden Büchern haben.

Sobald ich die nächste Adresse habe, macht sich das Buch auf die Weiterreise.

Journal Entry 20 by UbSiA from Norderstedt, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Monday, February 04, 2008
Found this BookRing in the mailbox today and I'm looking forward to reading it.

13/02/2008: I enjoyed reading this book quite a bit and it made a couple of things clearer, which I read in the third part of this series Der Vampir, der mich liebte (German). Maybe some day I learn to read books in the right order. ;-) Now I'm looking forward to reading the one which belongs in between... Living Dead in Dallas before I will send the first two on...
14/02/2008: Will travel on to Schneefee today!

Journal Entry 21 by Schneefee from Hagen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, February 18, 2008
found Sookie in my Mailbox when I returned from the Eifel.
Oh no, I'm currently reading a realy good book, and now I got two others that I'd like to start immediately... dramas of a bookcrosser :-/

Journal Entry 22 by Schneefee from Hagen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Thursday, August 28, 2008
started in Gent and finished in Edinburgh, this little story reminded me a lot of the Mercy-Thompson-Novels. At first, I didn't really like it coz Mercy is a wee bit smarter than Sookie is, but I started to really love her very soon :-)

Sookie is now ready to travel on to Leipzig, if susiuni wants to.

Journal Entry 23 by susiuni from Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Saturday, September 20, 2008
Da kam ich gestern nach Hause und was lag auf meinem Tisch? Ein blauer Zettel von der Post, das ich erst am Folgetag 2 Büchersendungen in Empfang nehmen könnte.
Heute morgen bin ich gleich zur Post gestürzt. Zum einen hatte ich meine lang ersehnte Drei Engel für Charlie (Season2) DVD-Box in der Hand. Und zum anderen einen roten großen Umschlag mit der Aufschrift „Vampire auf Reisen“. Zu Hause habe ich dann die Bücher befreit. 3 Stück warten nun darauf von mir gelesen zu werden um die Welt weiter erkunden zu dürfen.

Vielen lieben Dank fürs Zusenden.

Journal Entry 24 by susiuni from Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Interesting story with really sad moments in the life of sookie.

I didn´t like the concept of shapeshifting in a vampire novel. Already I love the characters of X-Men: Logan the wolf, Gene the thelepath and Mystique the shapeshifter. For ther first book there were to much supe´s.

All the way a funny story.
I´m ready for the 2nd book.

Journal Entry 25 by KillerPueppi from Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, October 22, 2008
book arrived well today, hope I can start reading soon

Released 10 yrs ago (11/19/2008 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt / Persönlich weitergegeben --, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany



auf dem Weg zur nächsten Station

Journal Entry 27 by Noria from Gehrden, Niedersachsen Germany on Saturday, November 22, 2008
Heute ist das Buch angekommen und ich werd Anfang nächster Woche damit beginnen.

Ich hab schon viel Gutes über die Bücher gehört und bin entsprechend gespannt. :)

Journal Entry 28 by Noria from Gehrden, Niedersachsen Germany on Sunday, November 30, 2008
An interesting start into the series and to me an enjoyable read.

I like Sookie and Bill and I'm looking forward to see how their relationship develops. From the minor characters I liked Sam a lot and hope I'll see more of him.

Now onwards to the second book.

Journal Entry 29 by Noria at Controlled Release, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (12/10/2008 UTC) at Controlled Release, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases



Zusammen mit Band 2 auf dem Weg zu escura.

Journal Entry 30 by escura on Saturday, December 20, 2008
Angekommen! :)
Es ist auch sogleich auf meinem MTBR gelandet und wird (hoffentlich) auch demnächst gelesen werden...

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