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Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Series #5)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Surprisingly wonderful

Wow, I am surprised that this series just gets better and better as you read it. This book makes a shift to focus more on werewolfes and shapeshifters and of course, most of them accept her. We also see a little more from the fairies.

The book picks up on the s...
Wow, I am surprised that this series just gets better and better as you read it. This book makes a shift to focus more on werewolfes and shapeshifters and of course, most of them accept her. We also see a little more from the fairies.

The book picks up on the storyline that was laid in book 4. Eric has his memory back, but doesn't remember. Jason has been bitten by a werepanther and is waiting for the first full moon.

Someone is trying to kill werewolfs and shifters, the search for Debbie Pelt continues and there are attempts made on Sookie's life. While I would have liked to have seen more with the vampires in this book, we got to see enough of them and the storyline with Eric and Sookie is further developed. (love that) Lots of great and well developed plot in this book.

Definetly a page turner and a worthwhile read in this series.

posted by 148617 on October 18, 2008

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Bloody Filler

I don't know if Ms. Harris was a little tired after all the effort she put into the first 4 books but book 5 in the Stackhouse series reads like a drawn out afterthought; a little nonsensical and very often dull. In Doornail there is a sniper on the loose taking out me...
I don't know if Ms. Harris was a little tired after all the effort she put into the first 4 books but book 5 in the Stackhouse series reads like a drawn out afterthought; a little nonsensical and very often dull. In Doornail there is a sniper on the loose taking out members of the supernatural world. Sookie endures the usual litany of sticky situations and mortal injuries but this time around the story is extremely diluted with pointless commentary and insufferable podunk metaphors ("my face burned like a pack of fire ants"). Cue the banjo.
Furthermore, this book is somewhat hard to follow. Many of the pivotal characters are people/things that have never before been referenced and there are times when the dialogue is completely without context; "I turned to Maryelizabeth and her daughter and thanked them for the glass of water. Maryelizabeth gave me a hostile look and said to her daughter 'We should've never sent you to school'". What? What does that have to do with anything? I very often read after I've had a couple (six) glasses of wine but I have a pretty good recollection of the major action items in this story and Maryelizabeth's daughter's education had nothing to do with anything and while we're at it, who the hell is Maryelizabeth?
I mean, I'm going to continue reading the series (if anything it makes the HBO series more fun to watch) but I sincerely hope later stories have a little more umph.

posted by ReadingQueen12-17 on August 2, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2008

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    Surprisingly wonderful

    Wow, I am surprised that this series just gets better and better as you read it. This book makes a shift to focus more on werewolfes and shapeshifters and of course, most of them accept her. We also see a little more from the fairies.<BR/><BR/>The book picks up on the storyline that was laid in book 4. Eric has his memory back, but doesn't remember. Jason has been bitten by a werepanther and is waiting for the first full moon.<BR/><BR/>Someone is trying to kill werewolfs and shifters, the search for Debbie Pelt continues and there are attempts made on Sookie's life. While I would have liked to have seen more with the vampires in this book, we got to see enough of them and the storyline with Eric and Sookie is further developed. (love that) Lots of great and well developed plot in this book.<BR/><BR/>Definetly a page turner and a worthwhile read in this series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Different but great

    Different from series on hbo, but super exciting

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Secret

    Go to potter res1

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    Awesome!,,

    Every book is great, just great, im not sure wich one is better the books or the tv series, anyway now im going to enjoy the next

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2012

    5th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I loved it. I'm intrig

    5th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I loved it. I'm intrigued by the new character Quinn, and also to see what Eric is going to do now that Sookie has told him what really happened when he was under the witches spell. I look forward to book 6. BTW... Bill is a bit of a douche in this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    OOFIOOIYO??IJOIIIIIIUUOKYY

    YYYUIYYYYYYOPPPGLPPYPPKYPPLP

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    Sookie rocks!

    This was another great read..... she keeps us wanting more!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Excellent!

    On to the next one........

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    A great read.

    AWESOME!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Panther?

    Dont think im weird about the were creatures, still enjoyed this.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    Awesome in all aspects!

    Johanna Parker is great when reading this book and all the series. Very talented at what she does...and the novels are amazing. Just love the Sookie Stackhouse series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    Love the books!

    Love the books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Great series

    I love this series, I am addicted to all of them!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Loved it

    LOVED IT!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2011

    I LOVE THIS SERIES!

    Yet another fabulous novel. She always leaves you starving for more! A highly recommended read. ONE OF THE BEST SERIES OF NOVELS I'VE EVER READ.

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  • Posted October 25, 2011

    Finally lol

    I liked the book i just took way to long to finish it. Ive been so busy.

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  • Posted September 27, 2011

    Great book

    This is an excellent book and an excellent series!

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    Fabulous

    Loved this book the entire series is wonderful

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

    Great

    Harris has the uncany ability to create a world of wonder that yet could be so real.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2011

    Still hooked.

    Loving these sookie books.

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