Monday, March 16, 2009

Sookie Stackhouse Novels

I have become addicted to the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris lately. I started reading them last weekend, and so far I'm up to book 7. I am ripping through them with great gusto, and I can't wait until my Kindle gets here so I can download the last two. The series is nothing like I thought it would be.

It's really quite beyond genre classification. There are elements of horror, mystery, "chick lit" (whatever that is), and a healthy dollop of good old fashioned romance novel thrown in for makeweight. The heroine is admirable, strong-willed, and thoroughly Southern. The guys (and I guess I have to use that term rather loosely, all things considered) who pursue and woo her are interesting and exotic. My personal favorite is Eric. Despite his shortcomings, he's just...well...let's say he's the type one wouldn't kick out of bed for eating crackers (not that he would, again, all things considered).

Once I finish with this series, I think I'm going to start her Lily Bard series. I have one of them on the shelf, in fact, and now that I know how much I enjoy her writing, I think I'll explore other avenues to see if they're as pleasurable to stroll. In the meantime, I will go see what else I have on the "to read" shelf now that Spring Break is allowing me to indulge my voracious literary appetites.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:20 AM CDT

    The Lily Bard books are really good. I enjoyed Shakespeare's Trollope a while back. The other series--Harper, I think, is the protagonist's name--is good as well. She senses where bodies are hidden.



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