Thursday, August 6, 2009

Dead Until Dark

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
I finished reading this on my lunch hour today. I did enjoy reading it, however I don't think it quite held up to my expectations. I think I've heard so many good things about it (both the book and the tv show) that I was really expecting it to be amazing. I wanted it to be the type of book that I could not put down. That I had to be able to finish it, and could not do so until I fell asleep. But at least for me it didn't quite do it. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy it, and still want to read the next one. I was just hoping it could have been better.

What were my thoughts about the book itself? I liked that in the first chapter vampires were introduced as a given. They weren't something most people ever say, and most people didn't like them. But still, in the world the story takes place in everyone knows that vampires are real and do exist in the real world. I thought that was an interesting twist on the vampire genre. (Although to be honest, besides the Twilight books I haven't really read any vampire books.)

Something else that I liked was that it takes place in Louisiana. I won't say I was able to identify with it more because I live in Louisiana. But it was still fun since I do live here now.

Like I said before I still do want to read the rest of the series. I would also love to watch the series. Except for the fact that we don't get HBO. I guess I'll just have to watch it on dvd someday. I know there's other people who've read the books. What are your thoughts on this first one? And I'd love to hear reassurance that the books do get better further on!



  1. I didn't like the first one hardly at all but I went ahead and got the 2nd one and that's when they got really good! I've read all of them. Give it another shot and pick up the 2nd one.

  2. They definitely get better. I'm about to start the 4th book and sometimes they get a little slow, but their still nice, easy reads.
    I wanted to watch the series too, so I signed up for Netflix (free for two weeks!) and watched it that way! Super easy! :)

  3. I know what you mean, I didn't love the first one but they really get alot better and you won't be able to put them down! I personally like the show a little better, and theres a ton of websites where you can watch the show as well.