Southern Vampire Mysteries: The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris

The first eight books

A few weeks ago, I finally made it to a bookstore and perused the Charlaine Harris books on which True Blood was based upon. I was torn between getting them all or getting just a few. In the end, I decided to get them all. I got a healthy rebate as well, as I spent $140 on books that day. If you must ask, I saved around 24%.

Once I started reading them, I quickly went through them. It took me a few days, about a week, to get through them all. I hadn’t foreseen how fast I would read them, but these books were a cut below the complexity of my usual books, but they were easy and fun to read.

Immediately, I noticed the differences between the books and the series. Except a few filler books. like Dead As A Doornail and From Dead to Worse, the series was quite entertaining. The faerie element made more sense now after I had read the books, but I still disliked it. It confuses matters, to be honest, but apparently it’s an integral part of the plot. I don’t like how they were presented. The whole Seelie/Unseelie affair is presented strangely and doesn’t make much sense.

Also, the novels are quite short. They’re actually shorter than what I expected. Most of them are about 300 pages and can be read fast and easily if you read at a decent pace. They are good, but they do have their faults. The narrative between the books is almost continuous, meaning that it’s one big story. Instead of including a little recap in the beginning of each book, Harris includes the recaps inside the story, making some parts more tedious than others because of the repetitions.

That being said, I did enjoy her portrayal of werewolves and vampires. The other shapeshifters, well I don’t know. But the werewolves and vamps are pretty good. All in all, these books are very entertaining, easy to read, and time flies while you read them, which is one of the reasons why they are doing so well.

13 Responses to “Southern Vampire Mysteries: The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris”



  1. 1 2010 in Books Annotated « memoirs on a rainy day Trackback on February 5, 2011 at 19:25
  2. 2 True Blood She’s Not Here S04E01 (HBO) « memoirs on a rainy day Trackback on June 28, 2011 at 22:18
  3. 3 True Blood You Smell Like Dinner S04E02 (HBO) « memoirs on a rainy day Trackback on June 29, 2011 at 01:10
  4. 4 True Blood If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin S04E03 (HBO) « memoirs on a rainy day Trackback on July 24, 2011 at 20:43
  5. 5 True Blood I’m Alive and On Fire S04E04 (HBO) « memoirs on a rainy day Trackback on July 24, 2011 at 21:46
  6. 6 True Blood Me and the Devil S04E05 (HBO) « memoirs on a rainy day Trackback on July 31, 2011 at 17:37
  7. 7 True Blood I Wish I Was the Moon S04E05 (HBO) « memoirs on a rainy day Trackback on August 14, 2011 at 21:49
  8. 8 True Blood Cold Grey Light of Dawn S04E07 (HBO) « memoirs on a rainy day Trackback on August 14, 2011 at 21:58
  9. 9 True Blood Spellbound S04E08 (HBO) « memoirs on a rainy day Trackback on September 6, 2011 at 15:49
  10. 10 True Blood Let’s Get Out of Here S04E09 (HBO) « memoirs on a rainy day Trackback on September 6, 2011 at 15:53
  11. 11 True Blood Burning Down the House S04E10 (HBO) « memoirs on a rainy day Trackback on September 6, 2011 at 15:57
  12. 12 True Blood Soul of Fire S04E11 (HBO) « memoirs on a rainy day Trackback on September 18, 2011 at 19:07
  13. 13 True Blood And When I Die S04E12 (HBO) « memoirs on a rainy day Trackback on September 18, 2011 at 20:00

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