If you don’t know who Sookie Stackhouse is… have you ever heard of the HBO TV-series True Blood ?
Do I have your attention now? Good. Because True Blood is based on the Sookie Stackhouse series written by Charlaine Harris. Sookie Stackhouse is also the main character of both, btw.
For the past few months, this was my guilty pleasure.
I’m not going to go into everything that happens in every book. It would take too long as there are 13 books in the main series and then a few short stories for extras.
What I am going to point out though are the differences in the book and TV series. For example: the books aren’t nearly so violent and racy as HBO portrayed it.
In the books, more are said about the werepanthers whereas in the TV-series we are introduced to them, but then it sorta just dies down. In fact, there aren’t just werewolves and werepanthers… And they also make an announcement to the world. Sookie also doesn’t date Alcide.
We also learn more about Sookie’s fairy relatives.
In the book series, Lafayette dies in the first book, Tara gets a happy ending and Pam and Sookie are actually friends!
The only thing I didn’t like, is that baby vamp Jessica doesn’t exist in the books!
- Dead until Dark
- Living dead in Dallas
- Club Dead
- Dead to the world
- Dead as a doornail
- Definitely Dead
- Altogether Dead
- From Dead to worse
- Dead and gone
- Dead in the family
- Dead reckoning
- Dead locked
- Dead ever after*
I love the way Charlaine Harris took the word “Dead” and made it a theme for every book title. (I once did that with a short story using the phrase “hide and seek”).
I dreaded reading the last book. I don’t know what I’m going to do now. How am I going to face the world? With what am I going to fill the void?
Do you know that feeling when you enjoy something so much you don’t want it to end? When you live and breathe with the characters that the story actually becomes real?
I literally couldn’t put it down. There were some nights my hands actually grew numb for holding onto the Kindle for dear life.
So, what’s the verdict?