Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2)

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  • 291 pages
  • Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2)
  • Charlaine Harris
  • English
  • 13 January 2019
  • 1841493007

About the Author: Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty five years A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck The duck stays outside.Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college Rhodes, in Memphis Charlaine was wr Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty five years A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck The duck stays outside.Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college Rhodes, in Memphis Charlaine was writing poetry and plays After holding down some low level jobs, she had the opportunity to stay home and write, and the resulting two stand alones were published by Houghton Mifflin After a child producing sabbatical, Charlaine latched on to the trend of writing mystery series, and soon had her own traditional books about a Georgia librarian, Aurora Teagarden Her first Teagarden, Real Murders, garnered an Agatha nomination.Soon Charlaine was looking for another challenge, and the result was the much darker Lily Bard series The books, set in Shakespeare, Arkansas, feature a heroine who has survived a terrible attack and is learning to live with its consequences When Charlaine began to realize that neither of those series was ever going to set the literary world on fire, she regrouped and decided to write the book she d always wanted to write Not a traditional mystery, nor yet pure science fiction or romance, Dead Until Dark broke genre boundaries to appeal to a wide audience of people who just enjoy a good adventure Each subsequent book about Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic Louisiana barmaid and friend to vampires, werewolves, and various other odd creatures, has drawnreaders The Southern Vampire books are published in Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Thailand, Spain, France, and Russia.In addition to Sookie, Charlaine has another heroine with a strange ability Harper Connelly, lightning struck and strange, can find corpses and that s how she makes her living.In addition to her work as a writer, Charlaine is the past senior warden of St James Episcopal Church, a board member of Mystery Writers of America, a past board member of Sisters in Crime, a member of the American Crime Writers League, and past president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance She spends her spare time reading, watching her daughter play sports, traveling, and going to the movies


Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2) Cocktail Waitress Sookie Stackhouse Is Having A Streak Of Bad Luck First Her Co Worker Is Killed, And No One Seems To Care Then She Comes Face To Face With A Beastly Creature That Gives Her A Painful And Poisonous Lashing Enter The Vampires, Who Graciously Suck The Poison From Her Veins Like They Didn T Enjoy ItThe Point Is They Saved Her Life So When One Of The Bloodsuckers Asks For A Favor, She Obliges And Soon Sookie S In Dallas, Using Her Telepathic Skills To Search For A Missing Vampire She S Supposed To Interview Certain Humans Involved, But She Makes One Condition The Vampires Must Promise To Behave And Let The Humans Go Unharmed But That S Easier Said Than Done, And All It Takes Is One Delicious Blonde And One Small Mistake For Things To Turn Deadly

10 thoughts on “Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2)

  1. says:

    DNF 47%I m done with this series The first book was weird enough as it is, but this one is just too much for me Nothing makes sense and at 47%, I still haven t found a plot Here s a list of things I have a problem with 1 This series is weird.2 Everyone treats Sookie as if she is Bill s possession Even worse a pet.3 Bill goes along with it.4 So does Sookie.5 Bill is one of the worst boyfriends I have ever met He is boring, possessive and never fails to get Sookie into trouble Plus, he DNF 47%I m done with this series The first book was weird enough as it is, but this one is just too much for me Nothing makes sense and at 47%, I still haven t found a plot Here s a list of things I have a problem with 1 This series is weird.2 Everyone treats Sookie as if she is Bill s possession Even worse a pet.3 Bill goes along with it.4 So does Sookie.5 Bill is one of the worst boyfriends I have ever met He is boring, possessive and never fails to get Sookie into trouble Plus, he only cares about sleeping with Sookie and drinking her blood which automatically leads to sleeping with Sookie.6 Sookie lets him Sookie in Book 1 Hi I m Sookie I m a virgin Sookie in Book 2 Sexsexsexsexsex This is not even an exaggeration Here is a lovely quote from Miss Sookie StackhouseIf we could just get out of here right now, I promised myself I d never come back I d give up this detecting for the vampires, I d just tend bar and sleep with Bill Do I even need to elaborate on how wrong this is Because to Sookie, a good life is being a waitress and sleeping with her dead boyfriend Amazing how ignorant some people can be.7 Bill doesn t give his girlfriend small presents like flowers or chocolates He just says, The vampires want my woman well So now I own a clothing shop Go buy some clothes with my card 8 Sookie won t stop talking about her bloody boobs.9 Neither will anyone else They all lust after her curvaceous curves.10 Another guy kisses her No big deal.11 She sticks her keys in her thong.It s one thing to let your boyfriend decide that you can t carry around a purse But then I d put the keys in my bra, not in my bloody thong That just cannot be comfortable And then he s all pervy about it, like, Oh why don t you get your keys out Real charmer, that Bill Why don t you go suck on some roadkill

  2. says:

    It was extremely hard thinking of Eric Northman, 6 4 , blonde with blue eyes, need I mention a super gorgeous hunk, a vampire, and Sheriff of Louisiana Area 5, an entrepreneur owner of bar Fangtasia in a PINK LYCRA especially when I pictured him as Alexander Skarsg rd who looks like this But imagining the bulge his would form, Eric Northman in a pink lycra doesn t seem like a bad idea I think I m pro pink lycras Especially if someone this hot would wear them I even think I should advocate t It was extremely hard thinking of Eric Northman, 6 4 , blonde with blue eyes, need I mention a super gorgeous hunk, a vampire, and Sheriff of Louisiana Area 5, an entrepreneur owner of bar Fangtasia in a PINK LYCRA especially when I pictured him as Alexander Skarsg rd who looks like this But imagining the bulge his would form, Eric Northman in a pink lycra doesn t seem like a bad idea I think I m pro pink lycras Especially if someone this hot would wear them I even think I should advocate the wearing of lycras on men drool Hmm, well maybe not in pink, but inmanly colors ___Dead in Dallas, the second installment of the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, is an entertaining quick read I m not a big fan of Charlaine Harris writing style, but I have to admit, the lady has a great imagination.This book, practically covers up the entire second season of True Blood But don t think that it s basically the same, because it s not It s different in a way the the TV series hasdrama But still, as I said, the book was very entertaining.Sookie Stackhouse is attacked by a maenad, a worshiper of the God of wine and all things crazy, as a message to Eric Northman After Sookie being healed, she is lent to the Dallas vampire sheriff, to read the humans who might have seen the missing vampire Farrell But the search becomes complicated as they end up searching at the religious group, Fellowship of the Sun with a century old suicidal vampire as an ally After fixing the Dallas affair, Sookie goes off with Eric Northman yes, in a pink Lycra to an orgy, to find LaFayette s murderer But, not only do they find LaFayette s murderer, they also manage to be in the middle of the maenad s frenzy.The main reason why I m reading this, is because it s agonizing to wait for every season of True Blood in HBO to come, since it s painstakingly long It s pure torture.I m not a big fan of the books, but, if Charlaine Harris makes me imagine men inpink Lycras, I think this will soon be my favorite series

  3. says:

    2.5 StarsSookie fucking Stackhouse I ll let you know a little secret, ladies No matter how great with a capital G your boobs are, you will never attract every man and woman who ever meets you UNLESS you are Sookie fucking Stackhouse If you are Sookie fucking Stackhouse no one, and I mean NO ONE, will be able to resist you eyeroll Easily my least favourite part of this story is the main character, I just cannot relate to Sookie at all She bothers me And whilst an element of that is si 2.5 StarsSookie fucking Stackhouse I ll let you know a little secret, ladies No matter how great with a capital G your boobs are, you will never attract every man and woman who ever meets you UNLESS you are Sookie fucking Stackhouse If you are Sookie fucking Stackhouse no one, and I mean NO ONE, will be able to resist you eyeroll Easily my least favourite part of this story is the main character, I just cannot relate to Sookie at all She bothers me And whilst an element of that is simple stupidity I don t care how many times you TELL me she is smart I require that you SHOW me a character has a brain in her head to believe it, Harris a larger part is that she reads very ist to me By that I mean sexist, ageist, racist And homophobic not an ist , I know and that bothers me Okay, okay yes this is set in the South, yes I understand there is still a great deal of all of the above there even today , yes I do get that it would read very utopian to avoid all such behavior. BUT I don t give a shit, I don t like it, mmkay I especially don t like that she is made out to seem so understanding and even calls her brother out on being a homophobe when she herself is a bigot Just because you are dating a vampire doesn t make you less of a judgemental fuck, Sookie Once again Bill drove me batshit He s a lousy love interest Once again the writing was poor at best, prudish and boring at worst Once again the secondary characters were one dimensional and stereotypical.Once again the plotline was a thinly veiled murder mystery designed to throw love interests together All new grievance I HATED the way Godric was represented in the book I find myself unbelievably pleased that the show went a different way with him Although minor, he is one of my favourite characters in the show However, I did genuinely laugh at a few scenes Especially THAT scene, Sh3lly, you know what I m talking about Lol And while I have to say that I do believe show Eric will always usurp book Eric I did find enjoyment in his character here Good night, Sookie I am glad you weren t raped or killed

  4. says:

    3.44 A buddy read with the folks at FBR There is a vampire thing going on Let s start with the obvious these books are not written with the aim to turn into classics one day, nor are they pretentious or climbing the genre s most memorable ladder to fame They do not claim literary breakthroughs nor are they intended as a learning tool of how to make it in life They are what they are a silly, at times humorous and always just at the edge of ridiculous portrayal of a hick Souther 3.44 A buddy read with the folks at FBR There is a vampire thing going on Let s start with the obvious these books are not written with the aim to turn into classics one day, nor are they pretentious or climbing the genre s most memorable ladder to fame They do not claim literary breakthroughs nor are they intended as a learning tool of how to make it in life They are what they are a silly, at times humorous and always just at the edge of ridiculous portrayal of a hick Southern small town, full of the prerequisite caricatures of the culture and using them to set the most unlikely place for vampire and other supernatural creatures drama, thus making it a comedy from start to finish With all the murders, gore and violence, this series manages to be light, make you laugh and I consider it one of the lightest reads I have on my TBR these days A book where one of the strongest and scariest vampires goes to a town party where there were all kinds of sex hi jinks going on , wearing a pink tank top and Lycra leggings which were pink and aqua , with the Barbie Doll lookalike country bar waitress with the big boobs and a tan, you know this is either going to be a satire, or a fun and light read It is not a satireGlass shattered, vampires roared, humans screamed The noise battered at me, just as the tidal wave of scores of brains at high gear washed over me When it began to taper off, I looked up into Eric s eyes Incredibly, he was excited He smiled at me I knew I d get on top of you somehow, he said.Are you trying to make me mad so I ll forget how scared I am No, I m just opportunistic I wiggled, trying to get out from under him, and he said, Oh, do that again It felt greatThis was a very fun and quick read, absolutely perfect for when you just want to let your hair down and be entertained for an afternoon I love that the author, in all of her wisdom, has made the stories compact enough that you have no time to get tired of them and her timing with the pacing is just on the spot Sookie, Bill, Eric and Sam are very likable characters in different ways, and there is some empathy even for those who do not fall under the good guys category I am very glad I do not have the TV show knowledge to compare it to and get to appreciate the books for what they are I think every fan of the Urban Fantasy genre should at least try this series on for size, and if it is too silly for you, you can always stop reading it Otherwise you might enjoy the comedy which comes with the newly awakened to her sexuality southern bell and her trying to deal with having a vampire for a boyfriend and all the complications that come with that Remember, this is just for fun and no one is making life changing statements or writing a moral codex So I hope you can enjoy the misadventures of Sookie the way they are intended to be enjoyedAngelic Sookie, vision of love and beauty, I am prostrate that the wicked evil maenad violated your smooth and voluptuous body, in an attempt to deliver a message to me EricNow I wish you Happy Reading and my you always find what you need in the pages of a Good Book

  5. says:

    Vampire Bill is a dud But otherwise I really enjoyed this book, it was better than the first I was dying laughing during most of the orgy scenewho knew Eric was so funny Perfect vacation reading Added bonus, I read this on the plane last night from Minneapolis to the Dallas Fort Worth airport Very appropriate.

  6. says:

    Despite having a solid story that ends with a massacre, a theme that explores radical groups and the evil of humanity not of the monsters there are still 100 pages left to talk about the new types of myths that are roaming the earth Sookie s world is suddenly getting stuffy, but with each new development, the reader understands that the books will take liberties that will truly surprise The adventures are becoming less structured episodic I am pretty excited to continue reading about t Despite having a solid story that ends with a massacre, a theme that explores radical groups and the evil of humanity not of the monsters there are still 100 pages left to talk about the new types of myths that are roaming the earth Sookie s world is suddenly getting stuffy, but with each new development, the reader understands that the books will take liberties that will truly surprise The adventures are becoming less structured episodic I am pretty excited to continue reading about this heroine who is becoming surprisingly less shy actually almost slutty at times If your boyfriend was some overly attractive megasexy vampire, wouldn t you be

  7. says:

    Another wonderful Sookie Stackhouse outing, fast paced and never flagging This one sees Sookie and Bill sent by Eric to Dallas because he s rented her out to the nest leader there, Stan, so she can use her telepathic gift to find out what happened to a missing vampire This leads to the Fellowship, a truly scary psuedo Christian cult that s very anti vampire There s also a scary Maenad hanging around the woods at home, demanding tribute, and poor Lafayette, the flamboyantly gay cook from the Another wonderful Sookie Stackhouse outing, fast paced and never flagging This one sees Sookie and Bill sent by Eric to Dallas because he s rented her out to the nest leader there, Stan, so she can use her telepathic gift to find out what happened to a missing vampire This leads to the Fellowship, a truly scary psuedo Christian cult that s very anti vampire There s also a scary Maenad hanging around the woods at home, demanding tribute, and poor Lafayette, the flamboyantly gay cook from the bar where Sookie works, turns up dead in Andy Bellefleur s car and Sookie s determined to find out who killed him.Mystery, excitement, a bit of violence, some steamy make up sex and new additions to the eccentric and ecclectic cast don t throw Sookie off her stride As a character she s great, not the least bit annoying and totally understandable, despite being in an alien situation As long as Sookie keeps it up, I can t see myself getting bored with these books

  8. says:

    Reviewed by Rabid ReadsMost people who have read this series, at the very least, like portions of it.They like the first 3 or 4 installments, but then they get bored, or after the 3rd or 4th book, the series really started picking up for them.I m weird, I guess I pretty much liked the entire series right up until the end Sure, how much I liked each book varied for example, except for the last book, this one is my LEAST favorite, but that s not uncommon, what with this being book 2 and all It Reviewed by Rabid ReadsMost people who have read this series, at the very least, like portions of it.They like the first 3 or 4 installments, but then they get bored, or after the 3rd or 4th book, the series really started picking up for them.I m weird, I guess I pretty much liked the entire series right up until the end Sure, how much I liked each book varied for example, except for the last book, this one is my LEAST favorite, but that s not uncommon, what with this being book 2 and all It definitely has its good moments like when Eric gets shot and that thing happens that is hilarious and awesome , but overallMEH Living Dead in Dallas begins with Sookie finding a dead Lafayette in Andy Bellefleur s car in the parking lot of Merlotte s one morning What do you mean, a dead Lafayette you ask Lafayette can t be DEAD, he s still going strong in season 6 of True Blood Let me introduce you to a little game I like to play called Same and NOT the Same SO Andy s been drinking, cause you know, being a cop is hard, and Sookie has to call Portia his sister to come and pick him up.Leaving his car at the bar.For persons unknown to leave a dead body in.But why would someone want to kill Lafayette He s so much fun Yeah, well, he s also got a BIG mouth A BIG mouth that he s apparently been running about a house he d been going to, where there were all kinds of sex hi jinks going on, and someone didn t like that Someone didn t like that a lot.So poor Sook s stressed out about that.Then when she gets home from work that night, Bill tells her that she s been summoned by Eric.Better and better.The next evening they drive to Shreveport, where Eric informs her that she s been LOANED out to vampires in Dallas who could use some assistance of the telepathic variety AND while Sookie s understandably upset about Eric s high handedness, there s really not much she can do about it she did, after all, agree to help him any time he wanted, in exchange for turning over human culprits to human authorities, rather than taking matters into their vampire hands I suppose it s her own fault for not specifying she wouldn t stand for being loaned out You live and you learn, I guess.Freakin vampires.And that is how Bill and Sookie wind up on an airplane bound for Dallas.I ve already said that this is probably my least favorite book in the series until you get to end, and that is b cwhile I don t have a problem with kink, I do have a problem with gross, middle aged, pervy kink And this group is justblech.I also have a problem with centuries old, pedophile vampires Actually, I have a problem with ALL types of pedophiles, so even contemplating one that has been doing what they do FOR SO FREAKING LONG well, clearly, it s upsetting.AND all of the Bill and Sookie relationship angst from book 1 grows and flourishes in book 2 and relationship angst is not something you want growing and flourishing This is also the book where you get your first glimpse of how self absorbed Bill can be.This book is also where you get your first glimpse of how attentive someone not Bill can be winks And that s really the only sell point for this installment Well, that, and it s necessary to read this one to get to the good ones BOTTOMLINE too much perv for one book Read it b c you can t move forward without it, but go into it knowing that there is some seriously disturbing stuff going on That is all.My other reviews for this series Dead Until Dark Sookie Stackhouse 1

  9. says:

    I almost forgot what an uptight bore Bill is But I surely remember the glory that is Eric Northman

  10. says:

    Perseverance pays off, especially when reading this series After I completed Dead Until Dark, I was hesitant to continue on with the second installment However, I had made a promise to a friend to stick it out, and I had already purchased the book, so I got comfortable and braced myself for the impending doom At first, my fears were realized Sookie was still dingy, annoying, and cried at least four times in the first 30 pages My outlook was grim, but I prevailed on in hopes that the small g Perseverance pays off, especially when reading this series After I completed Dead Until Dark, I was hesitant to continue on with the second installment However, I had made a promise to a friend to stick it out, and I had already purchased the book, so I got comfortable and braced myself for the impending doom At first, my fears were realized Sookie was still dingy, annoying, and cried at least four times in the first 30 pages My outlook was grim, but I prevailed on in hopes that the small glimpse of Eric provided within the first few chapters would escalate into a consistent presence and that Dallas would prove to be aintriguing setting than Bon Temps I got my wish.Living Dead in Dallas was a drastic improvement over its predecessor for a few reasons First, Sookie was much less grating in this installment She is still prone to emotional breakdowns crying , false and borderline obnoxious displays of sarcasm, bravado and wit Moreover, she is unfortunately still attached to the creepy and condescending Bill Compton However, I admire her ability to stand her ground against the supernatural forces that surround her and she can be funny at times, though I tend to laugh at her as opposed to laughing with her If she could only refrain from mentioning her boobs and long blonde hair, I just might be able to stand her.Second, Harris must have recognized what a gem she had in Eric as he has a commanding presence and quite a large role in Living Dead in Dallas He continues to steal every scene he is in and is worth reading this series for He is absolutely hilarious and sultry and just all together drool worthy His only flaw being that he, like every other guy in this series, is lusting after Sookie Lastly, the plot improved by leaps and bounds, though it is still lacking I was kinda bored with the mainstreaming vampires in Dead Until Dark I like my supernatural beings to cause a little mayhem, not rely on insane humans to create their havoc for them Harris didn t disappoint In addition to Vampires, readers are introduced to Shape shifters, Werewolves and a Maenad Throw in a cult of radical Vampire haters and a few Bon Tempers with uh eclectic tastes and you ve got Living Dead in Dallas I am now looking forward to see what Sookie is in for next I m crossing my fingers that it has something to do with Eric ,that Bill will meet an unfortunate end, and that Sookie will develop a personality outside of her primal urges, breasts, and hair

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