Sookie Stackhouse 7-Copy Boxed Set (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire) Paperback – 12 Nov 2008
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Charlaine Harris' stories about Sookie Stackhouse are addictive and I have to admit I've swallowed them whole. Written in a first person narrative, Sookie, the Louisiana barmaid, serves synthetic blood to her first vampire customer and the story simply hightails from there. The amazing part is, that the quality of the writing and the stories is consistent - soaring high, humourous, and action-packed. There is no book-in-the-middle here.
But Charlaine Harris took a slightly different approach in the Sookie Stackhouse series, the first seven books of which are compiled in this box set. While it has many of the genre staples -- fae, werebeasties and vampires -- this series is solidly entrenched in warm Southern charm and mellow mysteries.
In "Dead Until Dark," waitress Sookie Stackhouse can read minds, which is more of a curse than a blessing. But when she meets and befriends vampire Bill Compton, she discovers that she is unable to read vampire minds. Unfortunately she's run afoul of some vile people who want to drain Bill of his blood.
And she has some personal problems as well -- her grandmother has been viciously murdered, and she's quickly getting in over her head in the world of the mainstream undead. And as she tries to find the murderer, Sookie finds that the supernatural world is a lot more complicated -- and close to home -- than she ever dreamed.
"Living Dead in Dallas" is what it sounds like -- Sookie is hired by vampires over a kidnapping, and ends up mired in a disastrous situation involving werewolves, Texan vamps, and a fanatical religious cult that hates the supernatural. "Club Dead" brings Sookie some relationship problems when Bill becomes inattentive... and vanishes. Sookie sets out to find her absentee lover along with Eric and the werewolf Alcide, but the result isn't what she expects.
Post-breakup, Sookie has problems in "Dead to the World" when she's confronted by a devious band of witches in Shreveport, as well as handling her brother's disappearance and a newly amnesiac (and naked!) Eric.Read more ›
The premis is simplicity itself. Sookie is a bar waitress in the South of the US. It's our world but different, because in this version of our reality vampires have "come out" of the coffin. They drink synthetic blood, claim to have been infected by a virus and are busy becoming the new minority group facing a combination of abuse and acceptance. Sookie would like to meet a vampire, they sound exotic, but never has. Sookie is young, pretty and has never left her small corner of the world. She has a brother and a grandmother, and a small circle of friends. She struggles because she has a small disability - she's telepathic - and her life is far from fun, although she tries to uphold her christian values and not moan too much.
Sookie's life changes when Bill walks into the bar she work's at. Bill is a vampire. Soon enough Bill and Sookie are dating and Sookie is learning about a whole new world - one filled with vampires, shape shifters, demons and more. As she adjusts to her new perspective on life and dating the world around her gets more complicated. There are murders, abductions, power struggles and an influx of tasty men all interested in her, something she's never relaly been troubled by before. Can Sookie keep afloat? Can she cope with this new world? Will her relationship with Bill survive the pressures upon it?
Read this series of 7 of the 9 at this time (July 09) books available and enjoy every minute of them. I certainly have.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sookie Stackhouse 7-Copy Boxed Set (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire)
Bought as a present for my wife, she loved them.
The Sookie Stackhouse Vampire Mystery series is addictive reading. I bought the first book last spring and finished the last book only a couple months later. Read morePublished on 3 Oct. 2009 by woodmousie
The books arrived in a few days, which is good considering they came for the US and they were in a fantastic condition. Would buy form this seller again.Published on 19 Jun. 2009 by FreeSpirit