Book 31: Truly, Madly, Deadly by Becca Wilcott

Posted May 7, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments


About:  “A mordant, funny, sexy show like TRUE BLOOD screams out for a mordant, funny and sexy analyst… Enter the admirable Becca Willcott, whose TRULY, MADLY, DEADLY is surely one of the coolest and most sheerly enjoyable books of its kind. Ardent fans of the series will be enthralled by the depth and range of her original research; newcomers will be seduced into checking it out for the first time. This is a beguiling and elegant debut from a gifted young writer: Brava!”— Kevin Jackson, author of BITE: A VAMPIRE HANDBOOK.This companion to the wildly popular HBO series TRUE BLOOD is at once an introductory guide to the first two seasons of the vampire saga and a treasure trove for the legions of true believers who follow the show. Created by Alan Ball, the Oscar-winning writer of AMERICAN BEAUTY and creator of HBO’s cult ensemble sensation SIX FEET UNDER, TRUE BLOOD surpassed THE SOPRANOS as the largest-ever audience for a cable show. It has revitalized the career of Oscar-winner Anna Paquin and has introduced international audiences to Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, and Ryan Kwanten and an extensive, award-winning cast.

Exclusive interviews, in-depth biographies of cast members, an episode guide, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes flesh out the fictional characters as well as the actors who inhabit the roles. Some of the underlying themes of the series — such as the politics of race, sexuality, and gender — are explored, and chapters on paranormal phenomena and the literary and cinematic histories of vampires are also included.

In addition, this analysis offers an introduction to author Charlaine Harris, whose popular Sookie Stackhouse novels were the inspiration for the television series, as well as a discussion of the role of the fan base and social media in the phenomenal rise of this television sensation.

I received this from Net Galley to look at before it is released in June. I love True Blood but I love the books even more so when it comes down to it I side with the “original” vision for the characters instead of Alan Ball’s vision. I do think he has done a great job of sticking to the original character types and picking to expand the characters that are minor in the books. What does this have to do with this book? I love the idea of a companion compiled by talking to bloggers, viewers, etc. So I was pretty excited when I read that this book would be based on exactly that. It did not disappoint in bringing together very good information about the show and the people involved with it. I would say if you are a fan of the show, you wouldn’t go wrong picking up this book. Is it going to give you info you don’t know? Not if you watched both Season 1 and Season 2. You will learn more about the actors, the show, and Charlaine. All in all I really enjoyed it!

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