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Dead Until Dark

by Charlaine Harris

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Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, but she keeps to herself and doesn't date much because of her "disability" to read minds. When she meets Bill, Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's the type of guy she's waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too--he's a vampire with a bad reputation. When one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next.

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...question that was to a vampire. The vampire in question was stroking my back as though he were soothing a kitten. "I was made vampire in 1870, when I was thirty human years old." I looked up; his glowing face was expressionless, his eyes pits of blackness in the dark woods. "Did you fight in the War?" "Yes." "I have the feeling you're gonna get mad. But it would make her and her club so happy if you'd tell them a little bit about the War, about what it was really like." "Club?" "She belongs to Descendants of the Glorious Dead." "Glorious dead." The vampire's voice was unreadable, but I could tell, sure enough, he wasn't happy. "Listen, you wouldn't have to tell them about the maggots and the infections and the starvation," I said. "They have their own picture of the War, and though they're not stupid people--they've lived through other wars--they would like to know more about the way people lived then, and uniforms and troop movements." "Clean things." I took a deep breath....

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