Harris, Charlaine. Living dead in Dallas.

Author:DeMarco, Joseph R.
Position:Book Review - Young Adult Review - Brief Article

(A Southern Vampire Novel). Berkley, Ace. 262p. c2002. 0-441-00923-9. $6.50. SA

This is one terrific read. Harris has created a charming and winning character in Sookie Stackhouse--cocktail waitress, telepath, and girlfriend of a vampire. Stackhouse lifes in a different world, one where vampires, werewolves, and assorted other mythical beings actually exist. She is beholden to the local Louisiana nest of vampires and is sent by its head, Eric, to help the nest in Dallas. It seems that one of their vamps has disappeared and they need a telepath to track him and possibly save him. She dutifully follows Bill to Dallas where they stay at an interesting vampire hotel complete with windowless rooms and synthetic blood. In Dallas they discover a fanatical religious cult that is vehemently opposed to vampires and is trying to destroy them or, better yet,...

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