Sunday 27 November 2011


Dead As A Doornail by Charlaine Harris
Read by Johanna Parker
Book 5 of the Sookie Stackhouse series
Format: audiobook

Genre: adult urban fantasy

About Dead As A Doornail:
Sookie Stackhouse enjoys her life, mostly. She's great cocktail waitress in a fun bar; she has a love life, albeit as complicated as ever, and most people have come to terms with her telepathy.

Problem is, Sookie wants a quiet life, but things just seem to happen to her and her friends.

Now her brother Jason's about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. She could deal with that, but her normal sisterly concern turns to cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local were population... not just because Jason's at risk, but because his new were-brethren suspect he may be the shooter.

Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who's behind the attacks - unless the killer decides to find her first.
Source: Info in the About Dead As A Doornail was taken from the back cover of the paperback.

My Thoughts:
Dead As A Doornail is just another installment in the Sookie Stackhouse series with not much of a distinctive feature to make it stand out in the series. Most of the things I could say for this book I have already said in previous books. This book pretty much reads like its just another chapter of the Sookie Stackhouse story. But this series gets addictive as you read along. Or in this case, listen along. But it seems that Sookie is getting dumber by the minute. It's irritating! However, this book (I think), has the best ending of all the books in this series thus far. I like surprises! Plus the plot is not as weak as the previous books were, i.e., Book 1. I like the over-arc-ing of the two main plot lines. This is also the book which brought to us Charles Twining. In my head Johnny Depp makes a good Charles.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story Telling Quality = 3
World Building = 5
Character Development = 3
Plot = 3.5
Pace = N/A
Story Itself = 4
Ending = 4
Narration = 4.5

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 cherries

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