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Living Dead in Dallas
by Charlaine Harris

Category: Fiction / Horror
272 pages; ISBN: 0441009239

Rating: 9/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner


It was a lucky day for barmaid Sookie Stackhouse when vampire Bill Compton came into the place where she was working. A very powerful telepath, Sookie is regarded as a pariah by the townsfolk of Bon Temps. Since a vampire’s mind is closed to her, Sookie feels comfortable and free to pursue a relationship with Bill without hearing things she need not know. Bill also wants to be involved with Sookie because she doesn’t fear him and accepts him as is.

Bill has applied and been awarded the job of investigator of Area 5 but since there is very little trouble occurring at the moment, he is going to Area 6 in Texas. There is a vampire missing from the nest and they want Bill and Sookie to locate him. Their investigation leads Sookie to a radical church group that feels vampires are an abomination and should be destroyed along with their human sympathizers.

LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS is a delightful mix of the supernatural, romance and mystery genres that creates a new and unique work of fun reading. The eccentric characters are used to show that Sookie and Bill’s relationship is normal by comparison. Charlaine Harris performs the impossible by making the reader feel a bit sad that vampires don’t really exist.

Harriet Klausner


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