Saturday, March 19, 2011

Weekend Book Club: Dead in the Family

I must be the last person on the planet to have read a Sookie Stackhouse novel.

DEAD IN THE FAMILY is the 10th in the Sookie series and rather than go back to the start and read the lot, I delved in.

Despite not knowing the characters (and there were a lot of them!) I was sucked into the story courtesy of the author's voice.

Charlaine Harris has a way of weaving words together that make you want to turn the pages, despite not knowing much of the background already woven into this popular series.

A brief rundown of the book:

Sookie is a telepath.
Her lover, Eric, is a big-shot vampire.
Her cousin Claude is a fairy.
Her brother Jason is a were-panther.
And the cast just gets bigger and better from there!

I've never watched Trueblood either, inspired by this book series. Would be interesting viewing...

What are you reading this week?

6 comments:

Lacey Devlin said...

I've only read the first of the Sookie Stackhouse series but I enjoyed it too. I've just finished a YA novel called The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting. I loved it. I'm about to start Visions of Magic by Regan Hastings.

Tracey said...

Hi Nic, I am reading "wannabe a writer" by jane wenham-jones. It is a hilarious read about her writing life and how she would much rather drink wine. It's the only book that lately I have been unable to put down. It's that good :-)

Lois said...

Well, ever since getting the first package of judging books, I seem to have finally found a nice groove with the Chemistry class homework and studying that I've actually been able to read again! LOL Will be starting book three in the Bride Quartet of Nora Roberts - Savor the Moment. :)

Nicola Marsh said...

Ooh...haven't heard of the Body Finder, Lacey.
Would you recommend it?

Nicola Marsh said...

Wow, that's a big recommendation, Tracey!

Not being able to put a book down is good!

Nicola Marsh said...

Let me know what you think of it, Lois.

I got hooked on the quartet after the first book but...

Will be interested to hear your opinion :)