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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Dead as a Doornail

A while back, I discussed Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris. I enjoyed this novel and will look for more in this series. However,

I just finished Dead as a Doornail, part of Harris' Southern vampire mystery series, and found it less appealing. One thing that did amuse me was Harris' setting: north Louisiana. Bon Temps (which sounds like Cajun country, not north Louisiana), Sookie Stackhouse's hometown is Bon Temps - which sounds like Cajun country, but definitely not north Louisiana - and is located somewhere near Shreveport. In the novel, Shreveport is home to an enclave of werewolves (and other supernatural creatures as well). Ruston and Louisiana Tech are also mentioned. Harper Connelly and her brother Toliver Lang (characters in Grave Sight) even make a brief appearance in the novel.

Reading the names of familiar places in connection with all of the supernatural happenings was kind of fun, but I think I'll give the rest of this series a pass (while looking for more with Harper and Toliver).


  1. Sometimes we run across those books that just don't connect. It's too bad. I hope you've entered the drawing on my blog for Colleen Gleason's vampire book. I think it sounds pretty good.

  2. Cheya - Oh, yes! And went to Colleen's blog, too. The book sounds interesting and the contest makes it fun.

  3. I so wanted to like these books (I do like vampire stories) but like you I just couldn't connect. I'll have to try Grave Sight instead. Sounds like that was better.

  4. iliana - I wanted to like them, too. But there you go...