Today’s review reviews the book Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris. I was first introduced to this universe, as many people were, through the television show True Blood. The show has had two seasons, but I have only watched the first one.
I picked this book, which is the second book in the series, because it seemed to pick up where season one stopped, and because they did not have the first book at the library.
This series of books is classified as a mystery, although I am not sure why. There are elements of a mystery, such as a dead guy, and Sookie has to discover who killed him, but to me the story did not read like a mystery. There was no real suspense or even options of who killed him. In fact, most of the book was focused on a different issues entirely.
Aside from these genre issues, I enjoyed the story. This series is in no way a children’s story, and should be read only by adults. The writing style is first person narrative, and Harris does a good job of keeping it from sounding too internal.
If you’re interested in vampire stories or other stories of paranormal nature, then it is likely that you will enjoy Living Dead in Dallas. Harris captures all of the stereotypes traditionally associated with the paranormal world but still manages to present the story in a fresh and interesting way.