True Blood Boxed Set (Sookie Stackhouse Vampire) Paperback – 24 Nov 2009
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The perfect gift: all eight Sookie Stackhouse paperbacks in one sexy boxed set!
About the Author
Charlaine Harris is the author of the New York Times bestselling series of supernatural romantic mysteries starring Sookie Stackhouse, the telepathic bar maid, and a cast of vampires, werewolves and things that really do go bump in the night. She is married, with children.
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If you're looking at this, you pretty much know it's about Sookie Stackhouse, a young telepath who falls in love with a vampire. And that might be all that you know. But that's not all that's here. You have vampires - your bog standard scary ones - Bill, the studious first love of Sookie's life; Eric - the Viking Vampire that sneaks in under your radar, turns you on simply because he is so good at being bad, then sneakily makes you care; Pam - the Yummy Mummy looking vampire who has a total ruthless streak; and of course, the vampire that everyone recognises when they see him around, but who answers to the name of Bubba!!
But you get more than that. You get witches, Wiccans, werewolves, shifters, man-woman dynamics, politics, good old southern ways, infighting, inbreeding, royalty, fairies - these books have SO much in them, you don't get a chance to get bored. The men are absolutely gorgeous sounding - if they look that good in season 2, the series is going to have a HUGE female following, bigger than it has at the moment.
All told from Sookie's POV, these books start off slow and meandering, until you realise that you've read three of them on your day off because as soon as you finish one you just want to find out what happens next. And each book wraps some things up without being HEA - Sookie's life isn't simple and easy anymore, and the books don't try to pretend they are. There is some gore, much less sex than you might expect, complicated group dynamics, and a satisfying read. And it's nice that they have been repackaged so they match the TV series.Read more ›
The stories of the characters are enjoyable and I found them really easy to read and VERY hard to put down. They don't compare to the TV series. As always in the transfer over to screen they miss a lot out and seemed to have dragged the first book out far too long. A lot happens in the first novel and in quick succession.
Very worth a read and a brilliant series to invest in, as very easy to pick up and read again.
The differences between the books and the TV series are very different, the books are souly from Sookie's perspective. Whereas the TV series isn't.
When I read the first book I wasn't too impressed, (I think I was comparing to too much to the TV series) but I decided to give the books a chance, as I had 7 more books to read.
Anyways, long story short, I'm on the 6th book and cannot put them down! I'm constantly blabbing to my husband the latest goings on in Bon Temp!
What a fun, and exciting series, and I'm looking forward to more!!
Its so handy though just reaching across for the next book in the series without having to wait to hire it from the library or buy it seperatly.
It also makes for a great gift to give to someone. Im glad I brought it.
So as for whether it will put you off the tv series. Well I guess that depends on your reasoning for liking the series in the first place. And if you like reading a broad range of writing styles and stories and like reading books that don't tax you mentally or create in depth characters then you will love these books.
I read a wide range of books and I love both books that are complex and take weeks to read properly and books that are just plain tasty and take you away from reality for awhile. This is the later. And as the books go on (I'm on no.3) they just get tastier and tastier. I can't wait to see what Alan Ball does with the rest!!!! Even if it is different.
I am now lost as to what to read next that will be as interesting and enjoyable as this series has been.
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