Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2) by Charlaine Harris

Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2)

Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is having a streak of bad luck. First her co-worker is killed, and no one seems to care. Then she comes face to-face with a beastly creature that gives her a painful and poisonous lashing. Enter the vampires, who graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn't enjoy it).The point is: they saved her life. So when one of the bloodsuckers asks for a favor, she obliges - and soon Sookie's in Dallas, usi...

Details Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2)

TitleLiving Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2)
Release DateApr 1st, 2004
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Urban Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Mystery

Reviews Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2)

  • Jayson
    (B-) 71% | SatisfactoryNotes: A fun first two-thirds, it’s spoiled by a gratuitously salacious subplot, ending the book a deflated, disorganized mess.
  • Jasmin
    It was extremely hard thinking of Eric Northman, 6'4", blonde with blue eyes, need I mention a super gorgeous hunk, a vampire, and Sheriff of Louisiana Area 5, an entrepreneur (owner of bar Fangtasia) in a PINK LYCRA especially when I pictured him as Alexander Skarsgård who looks like this But imagining the bulge his would form, Eric Northman in a pink lycra doesn't seem like a bad idea. I think I'm pro pink lycras. Especially if someone this ho...
  • Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
    2.5 StarsSookie fucking Stackhouse!!I’ll let you know a little secret, ladies: No matter how great with a capital "G" your boobs are, you will never attract every man and woman who ever meets you UNLESS you are Sookie fucking Stackhouse!! If you are Sookie fucking Stackhouse no one, and I mean NO ONE, will be able to resist you... *eyeroll*Easily my least favourite part of this story is the main character, I just cannot relate to Sookie at all....
  • Fabian
    Despite having a solid story that ends with a massacre, a theme that explores radical groups and the evil of humanity (not of the monsters) there are still a hundred pages left to talk about the new types of myths that are roaming the earth... Sookie's world is suddenly getting stuffy, but with each new development, the reader understands that the books will take liberties that will truly surprise. The adventures are becoming less structured... e...
  • Choko
    *** 3.44 ***A buddy read with the folks at FBR! There is a vampire thing going on... :)Let's start with the obvious - these books are not written with the aim to turn into classics one day, nor are they pretentious or climbing the genre's most memorable ladder to fame. They do not claim literary breakthroughs nor are they intended as a learning tool of how to make it in life. They are what they are - a silly, at times humorous and always just at ...
  • Beth
    Vampire Bill is a dud. But otherwise I really enjoyed this book, it was better than the first. I was dying laughing during most of the orgy scene...who knew Eric was so funny? Perfect vacation reading. Added bonus, I read this on the plane last night from Minneapolis to the Dallas/Fort Worth airport. Very appropriate. :)
  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    Another wonderful Sookie Stackhouse outing, fast-paced and never flagging. This one sees Sookie and Bill sent by Eric to Dallas because he's "rented" her out to the nest leader there, Stan, so she can use her telepathic gift to find out what happened to a missing vampire. This leads to the Fellowship, a truly scary psuedo-Christian cult that's very anti-vampire. There's also a scary Maenad hanging around the woods at home, demanding tribute, and ...
  • Erin
    Two books in this series down.A hundred to go.Just kidding but there are a lot books in the Southern Vampire (better known as True Blood) series. I don't know if I'll read them all, my attention span is not the best, but I'm loving these books so far. In Living Dead In Dallas we once again spend time with our heroine Sookie Stackhouse and her "interesting" friends. Sookie is a bit grating, Bill is still boring, but thankfully we finally get more ...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    Reviewed by: Rabid ReadsMost people who have read this series, at the very least, like portions of it.They like the first 3 or 4 installments, but then they get bored, or after the 3rd or 4th book, the series really started picking up for them.I’m weird, I guess. I pretty much liked the entire series right up until the end. Sure, how much I liked each book varied—for example, except for the last book, this one is my LEAST favorite, but that...
  • Tatiana
    I almost forgot what an uptight bore Bill is. But I surely remember the glory that is Eric Northman...
  • Juli
    This year I made a New Year's Resolution that I would read more books that I enjoy....and revisit books that I loved. From Trixie Belden to Sookie Stackhouse, I have enjoyed my year of reading whatever I wanted to read -- with no guilt or book shaming allowed. When you get right down to it, reading is great for learning and exercising the grey matter, but it can also be a wonderful, joyful, fun experience. I have enjoyed this year of free-range r...
  • Beatriz
    Reto #47 PopSugar 2019: Un libro ambientado en la misma estación en que lo estas leyendo Me gustó tanto o más que el primero. Si bien la primera entrega se centraba en cómo nace la atracción entre Bill y Sookie, en este segundo libro vemos cómo se va consolidando su relación, con todos los problemas que esto conlleva. Puede ser mi impresión, pero por parte de ambos me parece que lo que sienten no es tan fuerte como ellos mismos quisieran,...
  • Heather
    Perseverance pays off, especially when reading this series. After I completed Dead Until Dark, I was hesitant to continue on with the second installment. However, I had made a promise to a friend to stick it out, and I had already purchased the book, so I got comfortable and braced myself for the impending doom. At first, my fears were realized. Sookie was still dingy, annoying, and cried at least four times in the first 30 pages. My outlook was ...
  • Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈
    2.5 starsWHY WHY WHY did I feel the need to buy this entire series of books? Now I have to read all of them, and this is only book 2. And honestly, I read this 8 months ago and cannot remember much about it at all. But since I cannot leave books unreviewed (any time I have a book with unreviewed space, it glares at me and glares at me until I cave), I need to figure out how to review this thing. So here goes:TRUTHS ABOUT LIVING DEAD IN DALLASTrut...
  • Geraldine O'Hagan
    Equally as terrible as the first book, if not worse. Sookie continues to have as little personality as previously, alternating between lusting cheaply after anyone male who crosses her path, indulging herself in weeping sessions over the pain of her unasked- for super-abilities and talking about clothes. Luckily her vampire boyfriend, despite being 150+ years old, is dumbstruck by the sight of a blonde in a thong and therefore continues to have r...
  • Jilly
    These books are strange. Unique. Whenever I thought of urban fantasy before reading this series, I thought of cities and, well, urban life that would include crazy magical creatures. This is the only series I have seen that is set in the South, and it is a lot of fun. The "Southiness" of it cracks me up because I have lived in Texas for the past 18 years and can appreciate the references.Here are some of my favorite Southernisms:The expressions. ...
  • Wanda
    2019 Re-ReadJust as telepath Sookie enjoys resting her mind around Vampire Bill, whose thoughts she can’t hear, I enjoy resting myself in this series that I’ve read and enjoyed before. I find myself really curious about Charlaine Harris’ writing practices—did she have this series planned out well in advance or did she just sit down at her desk each day to see where the characters took her? Maybe a hybrid somewhere in between? I feel like ...
  • Maria Clara
    Qué voy a decir, salvo que me ha gustado? Y, aunque me ha parecido que no estaba al nivel del primero, me ha conquistado! A por el tercero...!!!
  • Timothy Urges
    Light smutty entertainment.
  • Sh3lly
    "Your lips are bloody." He seized my face in both hands and kissed me.It's hard not to respond when a master of the art of kissing is laying one on you.The best part of this book is every scene Eric Northman is in. While this one was definitely better than the first book, it wasn't as good as it was the first few times I read it. Definitely not a 5-star book, as I originally rated it.This one has two main plots which are separate from each other:...
  • Allison
    Quick thoughts here, since I probably won't bother to do a full review. I liked this better than the first. It was another quick read. There was less slow, Southern charm and humor, less of a chick-lit focus on hair and clothes and working in the bar (although that's still in there). Instead, there are two mysteries in two locations, and we get more exposure to the worlds of vampires and shape-shifters, and I finally got to know what the fuss abo...
  • Buggy
    Opening Line: Andy Bellefleur was drunk as a skunk."This was another super entertaining read; combining fantasy, action, romance and mystery that you’ll find difficult to put down. With book #2 we return to small town Louisiana and telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse, who's still slinging beers for shapeshifter Sam and spending time with boyfriend Bill the vampire. Their relationship continues to evolve with anger and jealousies surfacing her...
  • Jim
    It was a fast, engaging read. Different, in details, from the series, but the feel is the same. It's an interesting world that Harris has created. She brings up some well thought out points about how a vampire would differ from a normal human. It's certainly not high literature, but an awful lot of fun.
  • Courtney
    "What does true madness care about discovery?"The two main plots in Living Dead in Dallas are: A) The ruthless Maenad, Callisto, who comes to visit Bon Temps accompanied by her feral razorback pig companion, demanding tribute. B) A member of the Dallas vampire nest has been taken by an anti-vampire organization, The Fellowship of the Sun, with the help of a very old and very suicidal vampire, Godfrey (Godric). This book begins with Sookie discove...
  • Fred
    HBO advertisement - but now on Amazon PrimeLiving Dead in Dallas - Wikipedia Anna Paquin / Sookie Stackhouse“Telepathic” waitress Sophie Stackouse, works at Sam Merlotte‘s restaurant/bar - at night with a gay-black friend, found dead in another friend’s car? But he’s not the murderer? Sophie is not a vampire, but Sam Merlotte, is her vampire boyfriend. They use mouthfuls of blood in love. When sick, Vampire friends save her, replacing h...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    I liked the first book in this series, but with this book did I rally start to love the series. The Sookie Stackhouse series is such a fantastic series, at least until the last book that ruined it all. Living Dead in Dallas is a terrific book. I love the humor, the action and of course, Eric Northman. Yup, not a Bill fan at all! ;) I do recommend this series, however, the last book is very, very bad. But until that one is the books great!
  • Amanda
    Once again..... I don't know WHY I read this book.... I was hoping that the Authoress would have expanded her imagination a bit and maybe improved her writing skills, but it didn't happen. I'm two into the series and I'm kinda anxious to see what happens with Erik and Sookie, so I happened to put a hold for the next 3 books at the library.... we'll see if I make it that far. These books don't take long to read.The first book was all murder murder...
  • Crystal Starr Light
    Sookie Stackhouse's life is as normal as a telepath can get. She has a vampire boyfriend, a house, a job, and friends. And then one day, the Merlotte's chef, Lafayette, turns up dead in Andy's car. Not to mention, she works for Eric on odd jobs, and he sends her to Dallas to do some investigating for the vampires.Once again, Sookie Stackhouse proves to be a (mostly) light-hearted, carefree paranormal series that is fun and fluffy and doesn't take...
  • Amanda
    Sookie Stackhouse is at it again, getting herself tangled up in all sorts of supernatural mischief involving vampires, werewolves, and now a maenad. These books are pure brain candy and a lot of fun with no literary pretensions. I enjoy the unique twists that stem from Harris's choice to set her vampire tales in the South (and not the South of antebellum aristocrats, but borderline trailer-trash South) and have vampires attempting to mainstream i...