Summary: Someone is shooting shifters in the parish, and the Werepanthers are suspicious of Jason. Sookie sets out to clear his name, but things get a bit more complicated when it becomes clear someone has their eye not only on the shifters, but also on her. Review: Although the back cover claims this entry into the Sookie-verse is full of entertaining plot-twists, it actually reads as a been there, done that, plot. Jason is in trouble, again. She seems to just use him repeatedly when she needs help.
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Mass Market Paperback , pages. Published April 25th by Ace Books first published More Details Original Title. Sookie Stackhouse 5. Bon Temps, Louisiana United States. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Dead as a Doornail , please sign up. Eric Spearman I wouldn't read it on its own. It's much better to read the series.
See 1 question about Dead as a Doornail…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Dead as a Doornail Sookie Stackhouse, 5. View all 22 comments. Mar 19, Jessica rated it liked it. Sookie, Sookie, Sookie, your fashion sense is still stuck in the eighties. I blame this on the author, who no doubt thinks she's writing you up to date.
I myself, did a face palm, when I read about your lipstick matching your red earrings and your red socks with your black work pants. Yeah, I did that in junior high, too. Questionable fashion aside, I still really enjoy this character. She had some tough times this book, what with having no sexual escapades the first time ever, although i Sigh. She had some tough times this book, what with having no sexual escapades the first time ever, although it seems like every male in the town is interested in her--must be the red socks , getting shot, and having part of her house burn down.
Unfortunately, it was just her back porch and kitchen that burned, so her collection of hair scrunchies were saved. I've also decided that I'm pretty well over the werewolves in this book. Alcide, a character I liked in past books, is kind of a jerk here and the whole head of the pack competition grossed me out. That said, I'm happy to read the next in the series. View all 16 comments. A decent read. But Ms Stackhouse's attraction to every available guy and vice-versa made me eye roll and I kept saying to myself,"not again and wait what about Bill, Eric, Alcide and Sam and on and on.
View all 8 comments. Feb 26, Choko rated it really liked it Shelves: urban-fantasy , vampires. Truth is so boring. Sookie is still single and several different guys have been showing some romantic interest in her, but it seems that all of them come with a ton of complications attached. On top of her money problems, the bar where she works being riddled with incidents of violence, and her brother becoming a panther shifter after being mauled, someone is shooting the shifters in the vicinity and Sookie is pressured into figuring out who it might be.
Thinking about you is an annoying habit and one I want to be rid of. That was very interesting and somewhat disturbing. Somehow, not very clear neither to Sookie nor to the reader, she has become a person of some influence in the paranormal community and that position comes with all the usual strings - perks and dangerous pitfalls. For about two minutes, this might actually be fun. We had sex in every room in my house, and we had sex outdoors. For all of thirty seconds his reaction was completely gratifying.
Now I wish you all Happy Reading and many more wonderful books to come! View all 5 comments. Some crazy werewolf stuff is going down with the Shrevport pack that Sookie gets, unwillingly, dragged into. I know that she is a telepath and therefore hears any number of thoughts that one would not necessarily want to hear but that does NOT give her licence to judge every fucking person who crosses her path. Cut this shit out, Sook! Ex-muthafucking-cuse me???
Speak for yourself! I want to understand them. In the world I lived in, the world of human people, there were ties and debts and consequences and good deeds. That was what bound people to society; maybe that was what constituted society. And I tried to live in my little niche the best way I could. Shhhhhhh, Eric, just stand there and look sexy! I know these books are dated but a brown suit with a gold belt?! View all 15 comments. Another good installment in the Sookie Stackhouse series.
I enjoyed the story, once again, but I was disappointed by one thing, which has sort of been bothering me since the 1st book in the series.
It seems to me that at times Charlaine Harris isn't able to keep her details straight. Granted, she has written A LOT and I can certainly understand confusing the details in that situation, but surely any decent editor would have caught these types of discrepancies For example: - Book 1 Fang-bangers became fangbangers. This isn't a huge issue, but the hyphen was used originally, and therefore should be afterwards. This is kind of a pet-peeve of mine.
It's a petty thing, I know, but it is annoying. In my opinion, Harris has created a world of detail in these books, and it seriously detracts from the enjoyment of the story when those details change from book to book in the series.
I wish that Sookie would stop being so friggin' unreasonable when it comes to disagreements. If she would just hear someone out one day rather than storming off in a huff, she might be better off! View all 4 comments. Dec 16, Beth rated it liked it Shelves: werewolves , vampires , , urban-fantasy , i-reviewed-this-bad-boy , tnbbc-winter , fae , shapeshifters. Oh, Sookie Sookie. But some of the magic was missing from this one. And a news report indicates that many other people in nearby areas have also been shot by a sniper in mysterious circumstances.
Although the world at large may not realize the significance of the snipers victims, Sookie and several others in the community realize that all the targets have been shifters. There were two bad guys in this whodunit. One of them I was able to guess right away, one of them was a surprise to me. After having read the first five in this series in a relatively short succession, this pleases me. Because if I was able to consistently guess them over and over, I might get bored and not want to read these books and that would be a bummer.
This includes Bill and Eric. And Sam, of course. And Calvin Norris and Alcide Herveaux.
Dead as a Doornail
When Sookie's brother Jason's eyes start to change, she knows he's about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. But her concern becomes cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population-and Jason's new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter. Now, Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who's behind the attacks, unless the killer decides to find her first. This was a fun and exciting book to read. It was more about the shape shifters and weres than the vampires. Although there were some vampires too.
It's the first full moon since Jason was bitten by the werepanther Felton Norris in Dead to the World. Then Sam is shot in the leg and is therefore unable to run the bar. He asks Sookie to go to Fangtasia to ask Eric to lend him a bartender while he is out. Eric sends their new bartender, Charles Twining. Calvin Norris is also shot and seriously wounded, and Sookie learns that other shifters and were-animals are being shot throughout Louisiana. Calvin suspects Jason, based on the theory that Jason is angry at weres for turning him into a werepanther. Known for dispensing their own kind of justice, the real shooter needs to be found before the werepanthers turn on Jason.