Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse #5)
Release Date: April 25, 2006
Rating: 4 stars
When she is not waitressing or preoccupied with her own amorous adventures, telepath Sookie Stackhouse is tracking down a serial killer of shapeshifters. Her sleuthing is partly altruistic, but she’s also trying to save her were-panther brother, Jason, who has become the chief suspect in the crime.
Sookie’s got just a month, before the next full moon, to find out who wants her brother dead – and to stop the fiend! Sookie Stackhouse enjoys her life, mostly. She’s a great cocktail waitress in a fun bar; she has a love life, albeit a bit complicated, and most people have come to terms with her telepathy. The problem is, Sookie wants a quiet life – but things just seem to happen to her and her friends. Now her brother Jason’s eyes are starting to change: he’s about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. She can deal with that, but her normal sisterly concern turns to cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population. She afraid not just because Jason’s at risk, but because his new were-brethren suspect Jason may be the shooter. Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who’s behind the attacks – unless the killer decides to find her first.
I love this series – it is just too much fun to read. With it’s fun action and plot, it’s a sure win. I love that it’s not just one supernatural creature either – you have vampires, werewolves, shifters, faeries, telepaths, the list goes on and on. I always find books like that so much more fun.
I watch the show, True Blood, which is based on the books. On the show there are certain characters, like Tara, that I absolutely can’t stand. I am pleasantly surprised to find that Tara actually is an alright character in the book and not an annoying, shrieking character that adds nothing to that plot that I find her on the show. I’ve found so many of the characters to be much more personable in the books, like Pam. I love Pam on the show, but she’s even funnier in the book.
So, does anyone else watch True Blod and has read the books and noticed this at all with some of the characters??