Ashlie’s #CBR5 Review #17: Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris is my brain candy and these books are my brain cavities. This is the ninth book in the Sookie Stackhouse series and like all the rest is a great trashy fun read. This book finds our heroine living in a world where like the werewolves have now followed the vampires by coming out to the human community. There are of course parallels to the treatmeant of present day minorities but overall Harris’ books are sex, action, violence, and love triangles (sometimes other geographic shapes) and just good fun. recently heard that Harris is either done, or almost done with the series and I am pretty inconsolable about it.

I’ve heard wonderful things about the HBO adaptation, but as a native of Louisiana I just can’t abide the accents. Willing suspension of disbelief is a bit of a problem as I am a current resident of Shreveport, Louisiana. I hate to break it to you, but Bon Temps as described wouldn’t be found anywhere close to Shreveport, so when I read the geography of the story is a bit jarring. And hey, at least I’ll know if someone really opens a Fangtasia here. (Why someone hasn’t tried to capitalize on that yet is beyond me, I guess probably the whole “vampires aren’t real” thing cramps that plan.)

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