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Hey Ladies! The new Sookie book is out!

 

Amazon.com: A Touch of Dead (Sookie Stackhouse: The Complete Stories) (9780441017836): Charlaine Harris: Books

 

Before you get too excited, it is just a compilation of 5 short stories that have been published previously, in various anthologies. But it does, from my understanding, give the reader more background information and further character development.

 

I'm definitely going to check it out!

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Hey Ladies! The new Sookie book is out!

Amazon.com: A Touch of Dead (Sookie Stackhouse: The Complete Stories) (9780441017836): Charlaine Harris: Books

Before you get too excited, it is just a compilation of 5 short stories that have been published previously, in various anthologies. But it does, from my understanding, give the reader more background information and further character development.

I'm definitely going to check it out!

I just got this yesterday as a present and I read it all today, not very long and very easy reads. The introduction of the book explains where each short story falls in the time line of the series, but none of the stories really drive any of the plots, they are just cute little stories. One complaint, not enough Eric, he only appears in one of the stories, but, it helped with the withdraw a little, atleast for the day it took me to read it.

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Speaking of Eric.. hee hee... Alexander Skarsgard plays a marine in Generation Kill, another HBO show (mini-series). My hubby loves shows like that so we were watching it and he keeps calling Alexander's character Eric instead of Brad! Too funny.

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Speaking of Eric.. hee hee... Alexander Skarsgard plays a marine in Generation Kill, another HBO show (mini-series). My hubby loves shows like that so we were watching it and he keeps calling Alexander's character Eric instead of Brad! Too funny.
My husband watched that when it aired originally, but it wasn't my type of thing so I didn't watch it. That was also before I knew Eric was in it, so I may have to revisit it : ) Ofcourse, then DH would know that that is the only reason I am watching it.blush2.gif

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I did the same thing Margie, didn't watch Generation Kill. But, I may have to check it out! A lot of times networks will choose actors that have done shows for them before. Maybe I need to watch so I can be on the lookout for Alcide?

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I did the same thing Margie, didn't watch Generation Kill. But, I may have to check it out! A lot of times networks will choose actors that have done shows for them before. Maybe I need to watch so I can be on the lookout for Alcide?
Yeah, I read a rumor that they may cast a guy name Rudy Reyes from GK as Alcide. He's looks like he'd fit the part and is pretty hot too.

http://www.holamun2.com/files/images...ation-kill.jpg

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Well ladies, I am about to re-read Book 4 because I just need an Eric fix. Sadly enough I have a pic of Alex at my desk like some teeny bopper girl with a crush so I plan on glancing at the pic while I read : ) Sad, I know, but my job is boring : )

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Haha.. that's awesome :)

 

I just got the book of short stories from the library.. A Touch Of Dead.. so I'm going to read that this weekend for my Sookieverse fix!

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(Let me preface this by saying, I did NOT read all 300 posts in this thread before posting, but I'll be catching up later. I just didn't want to forget all the things I wanted to say...

 

I bought the series online for about $20 fr books 1-8, then got book 9 for my birthday a few weeks ago.)

 

I'm watching my first True Blood tonight and it's SO hard NOT to compare to the books! I read all 9 books in about a week a month or so ago, so was really excited for the series.

 

- My first thoughts are that Tara was not a part of the series at all in the beginning (was she?!)

 

- Sookie, they pronounce Sukie, which is just weird to me (Like I always say it like "sue-key", they say it like "suk-ey")

 

- Bill is crazy old, not at all what I pictured! (Just like I think Rob Pattinson does NO JUSTICE to the Edward that I built in my head)

 

- I actually like Ana Paquin much more IN this role then I imagined her, she kinds fits Sookies, except she isn't "round" as Sookie is so often referred to. Ana is downright skinny!

 

- It's hard to mesh the "book" world with the "movie" world, cuz so many of the characters aren't as good as or attractive as I imagined them. I guess that's the problem with converting a book to a movie. (Twilight anyone? Those books were awesome, movie #1 SUCKED!)

 

- Jason - how in the world is he supposed to be that attractive? I know in the later books, they blame it in the fairy blood, but get real, h's not even on the upper side of cute! He's just cute! Not what I picture as a "lady killer", more like a twirp.

 

- I actually really like Gram's as gram. It's a good fit there.

 

- I only read up to comments 1-40 and feel the same as Rachel. I read them all SO quick that I feel like i got lost trying to keep all the characters straight. I'm set to re-read them, but once people found out I go the series, I had a list of peeps that were "next". So I can probably restart in a month or so.

 

- She read Sam's mind in this episode with no problem at all, there was no "otherness" about him.

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Carly, I can definitely see your point on these things. For me, it was different because I saw the show before I ever read any of the books. I didn't even know there were books till I started keeping up with this thread. So by the time I got to the books, the people on the show WERE the characters to me and I pictured them as I read. I don't necessarily think that they all fit the descriptions. As you said, bodywise, Anna Paquin doesn't perfectly fit with Sookie who is always described as round or curvy with an "ample" chest. And I am not sure I really like the casting of Bill, but I am so used to him that I wouldn't change it. I am certainly biased with my favorites but I think the casting of Eric is great. The only thing they have changed is his hair length. Throughout the books he is described with long flowing hair and he starts that way on the show in Season One but the producer/director Alan Ball said the hair was a wig and just didn't look right on Alexander Skarsgard so they did an episode where Eric is getting his hair cut to justify the change. I think anyone that reads the books is going to make the comparisons, but the worlds don't necessarily have to meld together, they can stand alone. Take Tara for instance. I couldn't imagine the show without her because the makers of the show decided to make her a main character, but in the book, the story stands on its own so well it doesn't matter that she's not there. I like the fact that they are making things a little different for the show because honestly if it was exactly like the books, I wouldn't watch cause I'd already know what would happen. But they do a great job using the main plot points and spinning some new story to keep it interesting. I am rereading some of them as well. I reread Book 3 to get ready for the season in the summer and Book 4 because it was my favorite. I am slowly working through them again. I haven't read Book 9 yet because I was waiting for it in paperback, but I just got a digital reader so I plan on downloading it instead of waiting till May. I hope you end up loving the show!!!

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