Sookie Stackhouse #1 Død indtil Solnedgang
Title: Dead until Dark
Series: Sookie Stackhouse #1
Author: Charlaine Harris
Published in English: 2001
Dansk titel: Død indtil Solnedgang
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2010
Forlag: Lindhardt og Ringtoft
Finished Reading: November 2018
Genre: Paranormal, Romance & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out….
Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn’t such a bright idea.
I must admit I love Sookie and Bill to death. I can see why some might find her unreliable but that’s in a way, what makes me like her so much. I like her humor; she’s really funny and southern in her way of living.
The book is the perfect mixture of romance, supernatural creatures, crime and mysteriousness. The overall plot is amazing! It was nice to finally read something that wasn’t predictable. This is the first of thirteen books, and the buildup is drawing me in and it’s nice that the universe isn’t laid out right off the spot. The amount of information we gain is enough but clearly not all!
I’m a huge fan of first person narrators and it’s easy to relate to her, and it’s nice how different she is from other female main characters. It’s nice for a change to read about someone older than the commonality of sixteen or seventeen years of age.
Bill is probably the sexiest vampire ever to appear in a vampire-based book. He’s raw and mysterious as hell. The way he interacts with Sookie makes me wish that I was her in a way. The romance part of the book made me spoon. It’s definite worth a read if you’re into vampires! It diverts from the common view upon vampires. Moreover, I’m hooked. No wonder the series is so popular! Harris created something magical here and the reason for that magic is; the imperfect Sookie and the southern stereotypes that is the supporting characters.
The book is a little different from the television series if you’ve seen that and not read the books just know that Alan Ball the creator of the tv-series had a different take on the characters!