REVIEW: #34 Dead as a Doornail


Reading time: 2 – 4 minutes

Title: Dead as a Doornail
Author: Charlaine Harris
ISBN: 0441012795
Pages: 295


Synopsis: (Taken from
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.


I finished this book sometime mid last week – but haven’t gotten around to actually reviewing it yet.  I guess I didn’t really want to come to terms with the fact that this was by far my least favorite out of the series. Was it horrible? Of course not. But – It just wasn’t thrilling.. edgy.. passionate.. sexy – as the other ones were. The plot itself, I could “take it or leave it”.

Reading this book, it’s true – I read it pretty quickly. I didn’t really put it down, for the most part. But it was like attending a business meeting with a bunch of close friends who you don’t get the chance to see. Although what you’re doing is boring and you really could stand to do something else — you’re still there with friends. That’s how I viewed this book. I enjoyed it because it was about Sookie, and all the cast of characters I have come to love.. but it still didn’t do much for me.

Sure things happen – but nothing truly interesting. Sookie is torn by so many different men in this one, that it verges disgusting. First she’s having a moment with Sam, then daydreaming about Bill, Alcide, Eric .. you name it. The girl is so very confused.  Although it didn’t bother me too much in the past where there was tension between her and others.. this time it was just way too many in the same book.  The girl needs to decide how she feels about every single one of these guys because I am beginning to not take her feelings too seriously.

After Dead to the World, this one fell flat. I will try not to judge the entire series on this one novel as it has already given me hours and hours of entertainment and discussion with others – but I do hope the next one, Definitely Dead, is much, much better.

1 Comment
  1. Jaela says

    This book was on my TR shelf since forever. I loved the first one and kinda liked the other 3 books, but this is too boring. I really don’t care what happens to Jason, I never liked him anyway. I’m not interested in his story-line.

    Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve watched “True blood”, which I liked very much (all those hot guys :D), but I can’t make myself continue this series. There are many much more interesting books out there.

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