Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dead as a Doornail

Small town cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is back as the unwilling heroine of the supernatural world in Dead as a Doornail. In the fifth instalment, a sniper is on the loose and attacking the local shape shifting community. Unfortunately, they suspect Jason is the mysterious shooter and Sookie is back to sleuthing to try and save him.

In Dead to the World, there was an introduction of the werewolf/shape shifting community which lead to a more detailed understanding of their social and political culture in Dead as a Doornail.

What did I think of this book?
Well, the werewolf community is a bit more complex and less interesting (for me) though Harris’s style of writing is still easy to read and the mystery surrounding the sniper was not so...mysterious. I unfortunately didn’t enjoy Dead as a Doornail as much as the rest of the other books I’ve read.

In Dead to the World, I thought that the list of suitors who were after Sookie was a tad annoying and unfortunately in Dead as a Doornail it was just too O.T.T.

Verdict: Hmmm… not my favourite in the series. The romance and the mystery was not as exciting and I kinda lost interest. I’m really hoping that Definitely Dead would be a better read.
I’m taking a short break from reading Sookie to catch up with the HBO series as well as my other unattended books in my TBR pile. I think I’m doing okay so far with the Sookie Stackhouse challenge; 5 down 2 more to go!

Note: Book 5 completed for the Sookie Stackhouse challenge. If you’d like to participate, please visit Beth Fish Reads’ blog.

1 comment:

Alice Teh said...

You're doing very well for the challenge, Natasha! :D

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