Wednesday, May 23, 2007

By request

.... Another Paranormal book to talk about.

All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris.

I still remember when I initially picked up the first Sookie Stackhouse book.
It was discounted because it was a first book by an author I'd never heard of and was priced to move, and move it did into my eager little hands. It was the first time I'd ever heard of a diner's waitress being a heroine in a paranormal.
How novel.

A lot of biting and lovin' and politics has played out since that first story until we come to this latest adventure.
I have to say, I'm excited. What happens in this book is Big.
Big enough to actually put Charlaine in a postition to take this series in many different directions. Any way and any time she wants. What a power play! With a move like this, it keeps things fresh. Even Anita Blake hasn't experienced a shake-up this profound in the base of her story.

I recommend reading this latest. Quinn is back and I like him, bald head and all. I really hope that things work out with Sookie and him... but you know...there's always a glitch on the path to true love.
Is his name ERIC??
I still like Alcide ...but he's not here. Bill is out-out-out. What a schmuck.

And ..and... oh I have to stop. I want so badly to talk spoilers but this book is newly out so I shouldn't .

If you are worried that paying a hardcover price may not be worth it, try your library. Just read it as soon as you get the chance. I read it as soon as I got it and stayed up unti 1:15AM until I was done.
Then I just sat there and communed with the word, "WOW".

Unlike with my earlier post about Dimali and L.A.Banks, Charlain's Sookie just has me clamoring for more NOW and I'm experiencing serious angst that I have to wait so long to find out what happens next.
Oh! and the Title?
Once you read the book, it reads like a naughty pun ... darkly funny and quite appropriate. IMHO
What book have you read lately that has you itchin' to read the next installment, like, yesterday???


Brandy said...

Thanks for posting this. I am still nervous about reading it, but am really looking forward to it.

Marianne Arkins said...

I've never read the series... but now you have me intrigued! I'll have to go look for the first book.

Thanks! I'm always looking for something good to read, and have trouble finding it.