Sunday, August 23, 2009

Dead Until Dark” by Charlaine Harris

Why I read it: I bought the boxed set because I’m curious about urban fantasy, since I claim to have written one. The boy had already read the first two.

Bookmark: Bill for car brakes – front and back rotors and pads, $722.

Tastes Like Chicken: Laurel K. Hamilton.

What I Liked: The idea of telepathy as a disability, and how it has limited Sookie’s relationship and education, seem well thought-out. The small town atmosphere was well-created, and the voice was natural (first person).

Not so Much: Got confused occasionally. There were a lot of named characters.

Lesson: This isn’t urban fantasy. It takes place in rural Louisiana. Genre names are meaningless.

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