Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just Finished...

From another new contributor to our blog, Leslie spent the month of February reading the Sookie Stackhouse novels, aka the Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris. These are the stories upon which the HBO series True Blood is based. So far there are 10 books in the series: Dead Until Dark (1), Living Dead in Dallas (2), Club Dead (3), Dead to the World (4), Dead as a Doornail (5), Definitely Dead (6), All Together Dead (7), From Dead To Worse (8), Dead and Gone (9), Dead in the Family (10 - due in May 2010). But according to the author's website, she is not done: "I am not finished with the series. I don’t know how many more books I will write about Sookie. The next one will be out in May."

About the Sookie Stackhouse novels from Wikipedia:

The Southern Vampire Mysteries/Sookie Stackhouse novels is a series of books written by The New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris, first published in 2001. In the series, Harris has developed a detailed mythology, an alternate history that assumes that the supernatural is real and that as of the beginning of the series, vampires have only been public knowledge for a couple of years. Other supernatural beings such as shapeshifters, werewolves, etc., exist but do not go public until later in the series. Its history has otherwise unfolded so closely to that of the real world that the series contains occasional references to popular culture.

The series is narrated in first person perspective by Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress and telepath in the fictional town of Bon Temps, Louisiana. The first book in the series, Dead Until Dark, won the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery in 2001.