Friday, September 7, 2012
Dead until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1) by Charlaine Harris (4/5 stars).
I actually watched the first season of HBO's True Blood series before I read Dead until Dark and after finishing the book, I ended up liking Sookie's character, I didn't so much when I was just watching the series. I think it's because we get a lot of the other characters in the tv series and not nearly as much Sookie and it's easier to understand her a whole lot more, particularly how she fell in love fast with Bill reading her thoughts in the book. HBO did an outstanding job by the way! I really enjoyed True Blood though I'm not up to date with the episodes now. There were a lot of differences in the book and True Blood, for one, near the end of True Blood, Bill risked turning into a vampire pile of dust going out into the sun to save Sookie whereas in the book, he wasn't in Bon Temps when Sookie was attacked (at night). When I read the summaries for the other books Sookie ended up with a shifter named Quinn then Eric and before reading Dead until Dark, that really baffled me because Bill almost died/burned trying to save Sookie, surely he meant it when he said he loved her, why and how did he "betray" (in one of the book summaries it said that after Bill's betrayal Sookie started to have feelings for Quinn) her? I really liked reading Dead until Dark in bed and am starting on Living Dead in Dallas tonight, Sookie's voice is really enjoyable and Dead until Dark isn't as heavy and intense as True Blood (season 1; also, Tara isn't in Dead until Dark and her story is a bit heavy for me, I feel for her) which is why I actually prefer it over True Blood (again season 1, I haven't reached the middle of season 2 yet). Perfect for light reading after a heavy day at work!