The Sookie Stackhouse Novels / True Blood

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  1. Appaliq

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    lol, Yeah he did. Good stuff happens, but he's just not Eric like we know Eric. Does that make sense?

    I think I'm going to go get the 5th book this evening. I was reading all the summaries/reviews for the rest of the novels and I gotta say, they sound like they're getting worse instead of better. I hope I'm wrong, because so far I am really enjoying them. Number 3 is still my favorite, Club Dead. Maybe because she meets Alcide? :(
     
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    Since I have no idea who or what Alcide is I'm all good. :D
    The problem is that we probably don't have her books here...not even in the library. So I would have to order it. Hm. No problemos. :)

    Tell more about the book when youre done. ;)
     
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    Eric is hott!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the books along with the show
     
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    yaaay,new fan :D
     
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    lol, Yay! I was starting to wonder if you and I had just imagined these books.
     
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    lol :D

    most men dislike reading about hot vampires...dunno why really :p
     
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    My best friend DVR'ed a True Blood episode for me last night and I went and watched it today. It was the one right after Sookie and Bill, erm, have a good time. Sookie's Uncle finally gets what he deserves via Bill. Tara's mama visits the witch, "I just paid four hundred dollars to watch you drown a possum." Short cameo by Eric (Mmm, mmm...very sexy) just before Jason meets Amy at Fanftasia.

    Good stuff! You know you can see the episodes online? Go to: http://www.surfthechannel.com/
    I watched them all on this channel about 2 months ago, but when I searched through them the other night I couldn't find the first episode, so some of the may have been removed.
     
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    i've already seen all of them,and have them on a dvd:D so i can always watch the good parts :D

    too bad there's so little of eric and so much of sookie. :D
     
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    Are these books really any good? I've heard about them from a lot of people. never seen the show. I heard that SM stole her idea for Twilight from this series. I've been wanting to read them I just scared they will be to much like Twilight and that will screw it up for me.
     
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    I love the show, and I really like the books. But they are radically different. That being said, I've only read the first 4 books, so as a whole I can't say how "good" or "bad" the series is for me. I'm really enjoying it so far, though.

    And yes, after reading the first Sookie Stackhouse novel, Dead Until Dark, I was surprised by some of the similarities it had to Twilight.

    - Sookie Stackhouse can read minds(except Bill)/Edward Cullen can read minds(except Bella)
    - Bill is trying to sustain himself on synthetic blood/Edward & Cullens trying to sustain themselves on animal blood
    - Secondary love interest for Sookie is Sam, who shapeshifts into a dog/Secondary love interest for Bella is Jacob, who shapeshifts into a wolf

    That being said, Sookie Stackhouse/Twilight are very different too. And after you finish the first Sookie Stackhouse novel, the similarities stop there. The rest of the series is definitely different from Twilight. Especially comparing True Blood to Twilight the movie. You should try reading the first book, just to see if you like it. It's not too bad, 200+ pages in paperback.
     
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    How did you get them on DVD? They don't come out here until May, and it's driving me crazy.
     
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    I'll have to go pick up the first one tonight. 200 pages isn't much to me that will be read in a day lol. If I don't like it I'm sure it'll make a nice leg for my nightstand haha
     
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    lol, Yeah! Let me know what you think Amy! :D
     
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    lol,i just downloaded,and made a dvd >.>
     
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    Where did you download them from Mem?
     
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    Okay so...I just picked up Dead Until Dark last night. I'm already on ch. 6. It's a good read but I'm a little disappointed. Sookie's grandmother was just killed which is totally retarded. Sookie seems to be a kind of twit. :eek:
     
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    It's a murder mystery, didn't you know? :D And yeah, Sookie is a little ditzy.

    What do you think about Bill?
     
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    the fang-bangers being murdered I can see but sookies little old grandma in place of sookie herself? blah.

    Bill is.. I don't know yet. I have to read more. I kind of have him pictured as a big tough mean looking man.

    Is Sam the dog she was hearing when she got the crap beat out of her? Are Sam and Bill friends?
     
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    So i just read the part where bill brought the teen vamp into the bar after him and sookie split..and the impression i got was that bill was having a relationship with him and that really made me sick. I think she could have left that part out...
     
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    I can't really remember that scene, but I don't think that's the case. :) No, Sam and Bill aren't friends. They only meet through Sookie. I just bought book 5 tonight, Dead As A Doornail. Hope it's good!

    If you want some photo references check out the pics: http://true-blood.tv/Photos/Photos.html
     
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