Thursday, 2 May 2013

The Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris

Yes, continuing with the vampire theme. Charlaine Harris' books about supernaturals in the fictional town of Bon Temps in Louisiana is like a fairy tale (also including faries) and a lot of other creatures like vampires, shapeshifters, werewolves (of dogs or tigers or panthers or....) meanads and a lot of other things you have never heard about. In the centre of all this attention is telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse. Her boring life changes dramatically when she falls in love with Vampire Bill. This is in a time when vampires have come out into the open and have more or less the same rights as humans. From now on her life is never boring. She herself, has a little bit of fairy blood which attracts vampires and other supernaturals. With her specific telepathic gift (or curse as she sees it herself) she is hunted by various groups who need her to read the mind of people.


The books are the base for the successful TV series "True Blood". The series is far more juicy than the books. Screen writers are often straying away from the original story and so it is here as well. However, the books are enjoyable in themselves but are written entirely from a Sookie perspective. In the TV series you follow more in details also the persons surrounding Sookie which works very well for TV.