Dead Until Dark
17 journalers for this copy...
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:
- ekaterin4luv, Nürnberg, BAY, D
- SaschaBWK, Marburg, HES, D
Kikoyu, Herborn, HES, D
- -aoirghe-, Bonn, NRW, D
Gracie25, Münster, NRW, D
- belly-dancer, Braunschweig, NDS, D
- diemitdemNitro, München, BAY, D
- delfinnetti, Siegen, NRW, D
- baltruma, Uplengen, NDS, D
- Haltestelle, Groß-Umstadt, HES, D
- Tiamat-muc, München, BAY, D
- literaturschock, Neckarsulm, BAW, D
- UbSiA, Norderstedt, SWH, D
- Schneefee, Dortmund, NRW, D
- susiuni, Leipzig, SXN, D
sonnenscheinHD, Eppelheim, BAW, D
- KillerPueppi, Dortmund, NRW, D
Noria, Gehrden, NDS, D
- escura, Aachen, NRW, D
- tiger-kuh-katze, Hannover, NDS, D
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.
Sookie is a likabel heroine and I would love to read more about her.
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.
Thanks a lot for the ring and the mailing of the book.
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.
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
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
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.
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!
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 :-/
Sookie is now ready to travel on to Leipzig, if susiuni wants to.
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.
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.
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
auf dem Weg zur nächsten Station
Ich hab schon viel Gutes über die Bücher gehört und bin entsprechend gespannt. :)
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.
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Zusammen mit Band 2 auf dem Weg zu escura.
Es ist auch sogleich auf meinem MTBR gelandet und wird (hoffentlich) auch demnächst gelesen werden...