TITLE: DEAD UNTIL DARK
AUTHOR: CHARLAINE HARRIS
Details: no. 1 Sookie Stackhouse
After reading at least three books in this series, I at last get around to reading the first one. Better late than never I suppose.
This is the book that first introduces Sookie Stackhouse, cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, a small town in Louisiana. Sookie has this "disability" which allows her to read people's minds. A disability that forces her to keep part of her mind almost permanently shut down and makes dating almost impossible.
One night, a newcomer, Bill, walks into the bar where Sookie works. Bill is handsome and, amazingly, Sookie can't read any of his thoughts. Bill is the ideal man for Sookie, except that he is also a vampire. And although Bill is trying to fit into human society, his fellow vampires are creepy and dangerous.
Sookie and Bill are quickly getting very close when trouble erupts around them. Someone is killing women known for dating vampires. And not only does this put Sookie in danger, Sookie's brother Jason is also the main suspect for the killings.
By no stretch of the imagination could this be called literature. However, it is a quick, thrilling, sexy and fun read. Sookie is an easy character to like and the story just flies along. These book make for delightful comfort reads; a treat to pick up when I need something lighter.