A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger's Guide

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Leah Wilson
BenBella Books, 2010 - Performing Arts - 263 pages
6 Reviews
True Blood, Alan Ball's critically acclaimed television adaptation of Charlaine Harris' bestselling Southern Vampire mysteries, is HBO's most-watched show since The Sopranos, averaging over 12 million viewers an episode in its second season. Thanks to its large, dedicated fanbase, it won the People's Choice ?Favorite TV Obsession” award in early 2010.

A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger's Guide gives those fans something to savor between episodes?and whets their appetite for more. Covering the show's first two seasons and released just in time for the third (with real-time online updates from the book's contributors throughout season three), the book includes pieces on:

? Vampire Bill's season 2 slide from hot to not
? Sookie's mind-reading talents as a critique of our oversharing Facebook culture
? What a Louisiana setting adds to the traditional vampire myth
? Why the television series had to differ from the books (co-written by the Southern Vampire mysteries' editor Ginjer Buchanan)
? And much more, from shapeshifters to maenads to Merlotte's

A Taste of True Blood also includes a quick reference guide to the show's first two seasons.
  

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From a book editor POV, Ginjer explained how Ball's translation came about and his process. She explained the challenges and complexities of interpreting a first person POV story to an omniscient one ... Read full review

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I wish I could write an essay-length review on each of the essays in this book, but that would just be going overboard, and would probably bore you all to death. Instead, I'll just keep this review ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
SOOKEH Beeill and the Downfall
19
Home Is Where the Bar Is
33
Working Class Heroes
61
The Ego the Id and Sookie Stackhouse
75
Communion of Blood
89
Pure Blood
101
A Kinder Gentler Vampire
123
What a Strange Love
137
BlueCollar Bacchanalia
165
Fangs and Fame
195
Adaptor Die
211
True Blood Episode Guide
241
Copyright

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Leah Wilson graduated from Duke University with a degree in Culture and Modern Fiction and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Smart Pop at BenBella Books. Leah is the editor of Perfectly Plum and Ardeur and the co-editor on Immortal, Coffee at Luke's, and Serenity Found, among other Smart Pop titles. She lives in Cambridge, Mass.

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