Thursday, September 8, 2011
I Want to Do Bad Things With You...
Well, this was certainly a big step away from my usual reading material.
About half way in I was sure I was reading porn. cough
Anyways, I've been a fan of the TV show True Blood since it first came on the air. There's something about the ridiculously campy nature that I can't help but watch. While it's cheesy, the actors and writers admit that it's cheesy. I love all of the characters (Arlene and Pam are my definite favorites), and even with the story lines get more silly (fairies?!), I still love it... I will admit to closing my eyes during the sex scenes though.
At any rate, Dead Until Dark didn't live up to the same expectations. For one thing, the humor just wasn't there. It took itself by far too seriously for what it was- fluffy entertainment. I'm not saying that it was entirely terrible, I was just rather disappointed. The writing was... mediocre at best, and while I will give Charlaine Harris props for coming up with some unique and entertaining characters, Sookie felt a bit too much like a Mary Sue. I have every intention to continue to read more of the series, as I definitely liked them well enough to keep going. I particularly enjoyed comparing the book to the show (where was Tara! I missed her!), though I was considerably less enthralled with Rene.
It was probably the lack of the adorable accent.
At any rate, this was a good, mindless read, and I think everyone needs one of those every once and a while. I love seeing where the show has taken off from the books and developed ideas more concretely (like the issue of Vampire Rights). One of my favorite parts of the show is how perfectly the intro embodies the theme of the entire show. So, without further ado, here it is!