Saturday, May 9, 2009

Dead and Gone

This is so not fair. I finally got my copy of Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris and it just left too many loose ends. I certainly hope there are going to more books about Sookie and her life with the vamps/two-natured/witches/etc. I want to know what Niall meant when he told her "the vamp loves you" (which vamp?) and I want to know how she helps her nephew with his mind-reading talent. I also want to know if Dermot was really killed or did he get away and is he going to come after Sookie and Jason? See what I mean, too many loose ends, I have to know what happens next. I've never gotten this involved with a book series before, but I have to say that this one is addictive in the extreme (to tell you how addictive, I read D&G in less than 3 hours and couldn't put it down even to get another soda when mine was gone).
I had thought I would want to watch True Blood on HBO because it's based on the novels, but now, I'm not so sure. I've seen movies made from books I've read and the movie is never the same as the movie I saw in my head when I was reading the book. Too much gets left out, too much gets changed, and it's just not the same.


  1. Heh... conversely, I love True Blood so much that I'm avoiding the books so that they won't screw with my perception of the show. :)

  2. I, too love the True Blood series on HBO. I did not read the books either and fell in love with this series so much I couldnt do anything on Sunday evening because it was on! The series is gritty, sexy, and has just enough mystery about the characters that I find myself mulling them over during the week...and I NEVER do that.
    You might be surprised about the HBO series. It's definitely done well.

  3. I read the books, although I've missed the last two. I've also watched the TV series. Admittedly it's been a while since I read the first books, so I may not notice any but the most obvious plot differences, but I really like the series. They did a great job of casting, especially Sam. I'd give the series a serious look. :) They did some changes to one character in particular that I thought made her way more interesting.


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