2009: #111 – Dead as a Doornail (Charlaine Harris)

doornail Book #111 was Dead as a Doornail, the fifth book in Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series.  The back of the book reads:

When Sookie’s brother Jason’s eyes start to change, she knows he’s about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. But her concern becomes cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population-and Jason’s new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter. Now, Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who’s behind the attacks, unless the killer decides to find her first.

I liked this one a little more than the last two.  Sookie is getting more independent and sure of herself, and is less willing to let the men in her life walk all over her.  I’m still glad that Bill is on the outs — so shoot me. I did notice that it seems like Sookie has developed a bit of a temper… I don’t know if her anger has been ramped up, or if I’m just now noticing it more, but she does an awful lot of yelling and storming out of rooms. I think my enjoyment of the series has been heightened by the HBO show, because now I have great mental pictures of the characters (especially Eric and Sam!). Also, well-read Harris fans will recognize the cameo appearance by Lily Bard.

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The Eclectic Reader: Dead As A Doornail by Charlaine Harris

Page count: 320 | Word count: 88,296

2007: A Walk in the Woods (Bill Bryson)
2006: Storm Front (Jim Butcher)

Used in these Challenges: Sookie Reading Challenge; Countdown Challenge 2010;

7 thoughts on “2009: #111 – Dead as a Doornail (Charlaine Harris)

  • October 24, 2009 at 10:55 am

    I’m almost through with the first Sookie book and it hasn’t grabbed me the way it has other people.
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Review: The Unquiet =-.

  • October 24, 2009 at 11:03 am

    I have heard so much about the Sookie series but never read any of them. I should find the first one. Good luck with the read-a-thon!
    .-= Aarti´s last blog ..The Girl with Glass Feet =-.

  • October 24, 2009 at 11:51 am

    YaY I’m a HUGE fan of the Sookie books myself. Glad to see so many Sookie readers for the readathon. Happy reading and good luck with the readathon!

  • October 24, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    I’m not sure if you’re participating in the read-a-thon, but if you are, keep up the reading! You’ve finished the first third!

  • October 24, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    I’m popping by again to offer some more cheering! Still not sure if you’re participating, but just in case: read! read! read! 😉

  • October 25, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Now that it’s past midnight and our eyes are drooping lower, it’s time for us night owls to get our second wind! So here is a big HOOT from Alabama. Keep on Reading!!!! Just a few more hours to go!!!!

    Go Reading,Go Reading,Go Reading!!!
    the Transcendentalists team!


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