New Monthly 5 Book Review

The "Sookie Stackhouse" novels by Charlaine Harris

The "Sookie Stackhouse" novels are also referred to them as the "True Blood" series, and were made into a popular HBO series starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard.

I'll be honest, I've read these so many times I could practically quote line by line (not that I'm going to do that!).

I like the idea of the southern town with a shadier side. The idea that the town is a quiet one and there happens to be a night club owned by a Vampire sheriff and his associates is a good one and despite the fantasy edge, could be a reality (anything is possible, right?).

The first book is the introduction to the world of Bon Temps Louisiana and this is where we first meet Sookie, a waitress at a local diner come bar. We discover that Sookie has a small family, was raised by her grandmother (along with her brother) after her parents were killed and she has a secret of her own - She's telepathic.

Then, just as things are carrying on nicely, thank you very much, a stranger walks into the town and Sookie finds herself in the company of the Vampire, Bill Compton. After that, life is never quite the same again for Sookie.

This is one of the two longest book series that I'm featuring in the review section this month, approximately 10-12 books in this series. I enjooy the easy read quality of the books, the humor is good and the sometimes subtle sarcastic quality of the one liners is funny.

I would say this set of books is more catered towards laddies rather then gents, but that's not to say that they can't be enjoyed by all.

I give this series a 4 book rating - I've read these a lot over the years, and I'm sure I'll read them again sooner rather then later.

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