Dead and Gone: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel (Southern Vampire Mysteries, No. 9)

by Charlaine Harris | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0441018513 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingadrienne10wing of Seattle, Washington USA on 3/20/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingadrienne10wing from Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, March 20, 2011
From cover:Except for Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, knew little about vamps -- and nothing about Were. Until now. The Weres and shifters have finally revealed their existence to the ordinary world, and the backlash may have claimed the life of someone Sookie knew. But her determination to find out who is responsible for the mruder is put aside in the face of a far greater danger. A race of unhuman beings -- older, more powerful, and more secretive than vampires or werewolves -- is preparing for war. And Sookie will find herself an all-too-human pawn in their battle....

I had a several month hiatus from reading Sookie Stackhouse books between From Dead to Worse and this one, Dead and Gone. This book picks up right at the Were reveal. And then life gets crazy for several in Sookie's life. I enjoyed this book. The various plots tied together, or didn't but did not seem frivolous as can be the case in these novels. One jarring thing I noticed is that Ms. Harris is not good at writing torture scenes. Torture scenes have occurred "off-screen" so-to-speak in previous novels. However, there is a scene that is supposed to be on-screen. Maybe she thought that readers imaginations could do better than her own writing, but I think she was a little too vague. She needs to read some Jacqueline Carey, Anne Bishop, or Laurell K. Hamilton to learn how to write a good torture scene that leaves enough to the reader's imagination to make it really bad yet reveals enough to get the reader going on the right path. This little point right here is why I think of Sookie books as fun and light and not as dark books, despite the blood and vampirism.

Journal Entry 2 by wingadrienne10wing at Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, March 20, 2011
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Journal Entry 3 by wingadrienne10wing at -- Mail or by hand-ring, RABCK, meetings, Washington USA on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (6/14/2011 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-ring, RABCK, meetings, Washington USA

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Sending off to thegoaliegirl. Enjoy!

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Journal Entry 4 by wingthegoaliegirlwing at Spokane, Washington USA on Saturday, June 18, 2011
Book has arrived safely in Spokane.

Journal Entry 5 by wingthegoaliegirlwing at Spokane, Washington USA on Wednesday, July 20, 2011
This was another good book in the series. I was sad when it was over. I have to agree with adrienne10 that the torture scenes could use a little bit of help. They really aren't her strong area. Even with that, I quite enjoyed the book and can't wait to read the next one.

Will try to get this out soon to the next reader.

Journal Entry 6 by wingthegoaliegirlwing at Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (7/30/2011 UTC) at Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Sent off to the next reader

Journal Entry 7 by NMReader at Herndon, Virginia USA on Sunday, August 07, 2011
I already read this book and have requested the address for the next reader to keep this moving.

Thanks for including me

Journal Entry 8 by NMReader at Herndon, Virginia USA on Sunday, August 21, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (8/21/2011 UTC) at Herndon, Virginia USA

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It will be on its way Monday AUgust 22nd to the originator to ship overses.

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Journal Entry 9 by wingadrienne10wing at Seattle, Washington USA on Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Received today in the mail. Will send off to Vilda soon.

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