Monday 31 January 2011

Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris

Sookie Stackhouse #5

I'm slowly but surely working my way through the Sookie Stackhouse novels and still loving them.  This one wasn't my favourite (that would be Dead to the World) but I liked how this one had multiple plot strands and drew on events from the previous books e.g. the death of Long Shadow.

I also like how I can see Sookie's character changing with each book.  She's not as naive or as set in her principles as her experiences slowly change both her and her perceptions.  She does things she would once never would have done and finds out that she is stronger than she thought she was.

I do feel that there was a slight amount of "filler-ness" about this book relative to the whole series.  Not much was resolved, and many plot strands were left hanging for future books.  I also found it easier than in the other books to guess who at least one of the suspects was. 

Reading this was a wonderfully relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Score: 4 out of 5


  1. I've really enjoyed reading this series and, like you, find some to be better than others. I was just thinking today that I'm hanging out to read another one. Off to CH's website to see if I can find out when the next one is due!