Sookie Stackhouse, #9
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Featuring: Sookie Stackhouse
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Now an HBO original series, True Blood—the New
York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series
Except for Sookie Stackhouse, folks
in Bon Temps, Louisiana, know little about vamps—and nothing
Until now. The weres and shifters have
finally decided to reveal their existence to the ordinary
world. At first all goes well. Then the mutilated body of a
were-panther is found near the bar where Sookie works—and
she feels compelled to discover who, human or otherwise, did
But there’s a far greater danger threatening Bon
Temps. A race of unhuman beings—older, more powerful, and
more secretive than vampires or werewolves—is preparing for
war. And Sookie finds herself an all-too human pawn in their
22 comments posted.
Re: Dead And Gone
Sara, that is so funny! I refuse to watch any movies to do with a book that I will read solely because of that! I hate when I have a thought of a character and it gets all ruined by some actor that so isn't my idea of who the character really is...I won't listen to an audio book for the same reason! So glad that I am not the only one! Have a wonderful day!
(Sharla Long 10:14am May 9, 2009)
I actually haven't had this problem. Sure, I hear the voices of the characters when I read, but I haven't been disappointed with actor portrayals in film or television versions of my favorite books.
(Margay Roberge 10:25am May 9, 2009)
Guess I'm lucky I havent' seen True Blood yet. I was able to read Dead and Gone peacefully, with Sookie's own voice in my head. Great book. Charlaine Harris's series just keeps getting better and better. More, please!
(G S Moch 10:55am May 9, 2009)
I am a huge fan of the Sookie Stackhouse books! I haven't seen the True Blood series in full, but have been catching them bit by bit on HBO...I love the series of books and cannot wait to read the new one! I also tend to hear the character's voices while reading.....strange, isn't it?
(Paula Staton 11:04am May 9, 2009)
I'm about to read this book as I just got it myself. I've not had this problem with actor's voices. I don't listen to audio books as I prefer to just read. I agree with you on Anna's voice in True Blood, I think she lays the southern accent on too thick. I'm here in Texas and if I noticed the southern accent is too strong, that's saying something.
I hope you can get Anna's voice out your head so you can enjoy the book. The Sookie Stackhouse series are one of my favorites also.
(Donna Locklin 11:14am May 9, 2009)
I actually don't have too much of a problem with Paquin. At times she seems to lay the Southern accent on a bit more than necessary, but she doesn't invade my reading of the book.
No matter what though, I adore this series and am excited to start reading this. Just gotta finish up Lover Avenged first.
(Jody Faltys 11:29am May 9, 2009)
I love True Blood and I like Anna Panquin as an actress, but I have to agree with you, she just doesn't cut it as the character Sookie was meant to be portrayed in the book....Where else do you see the casting directors got it totally wrong??? Do believe the writers from the books/screenplays should have some creative input so the Characters are kept intact? I think this is why we leave cinemas saying, the book was SO much better! Comments?
(Michele Molesky 11:54am May 9, 2009)
I haven't read the books yet, it's my next series I want to start. So all I know is Anna P. in the Sookie role.
(Vikki Parman 12:00pm May 9, 2009)
Hey we all have voices in our heads from time to time, but we don't always listen to them. I enjoy movies made from books but the books are usualy better then the movies. I haven't read this series but I think I would enjoy it.
(Gail Hurt 12:02pm May 9, 2009)
I also associate voices with certain works; Alexander Scoursby for The National Geographic, Edward Hermann for the History channel, Mr. Scoursby has passed but I fondly recall him 'leading through the darkest part of Africa' in narration. I
appreciated a distinguished voice commenting on some of televisions best offerings.
(Dawn Raymer 1:16pm May 9, 2009)
I didn't get past episode 3 of True Blood so hopefully, I won't be too messed up when I read Dead and Gone. I never seem to connect with favorite series that have gone to TV.
(Robin Greene 5:57pm May 9, 2009)
Sara I had the same problem!! I think this is why I can't read a book after it's been made into a movie--I've never read Harry Potter! :(
(Amie Stuart 7:20pm May 9, 2009)
I admit, I have not read Charlaine Harris's books, but to my shame, after watching True Blood, I had no interest! Thank you Sara for enlightening me! I forget how the TV/Movie industry can affect our opinions!
(Susan Galley 10:07pm May 9, 2009)
Agree with you about the Harry Potter
audio books. Dale is wonderful.
Another one that worked well was the
audio version of Nora Roberts'
Morigan's Cross trilogy. I read the
books and about a year later listen to
the audio version. I actually enjoyed
the audio version more. There are a
few other that match the characters
well. However, in most cases, the
movie or audio don't fit my picture of
who the characters are. Tom Hanks in
The Da Vinci Code just doesn't work. I
like him as an actor, but my picture of
that character was nowhere near Tom
Hanks. I'm just starting Angels and
Demons and am curious how his
image will intrude into the story.
(Patricia Barraclough 11:14pm May 9, 2009)
I loooove the True Blood series on HBO, but I have never read the CH books. I'm afraid to now because I love Bill and I hear he becomes less present in the books. I cannot deal with that.
Wish I could have been at two signings at once but I really wanted the Jo Davis book and so far it is HOT!
(Summer Sharp 11:23pm May 9, 2009)
Since I always do the voices in my head and they always sound exactly right, I don't watch the movies or listen to the audios. That way I am never disappointed with the voices. By the same token, I use the same excuse when it comes to how I think they look. When I don't watch actors and actresses portraying my book characters, then I can imagine them any way I want.
(Pat Richardson 12:32pm May 10, 2009)
The voice in my head tell me that my Sony Book Reader is ordering me to buy more books! I will give up going out for dinner, but I will not give up my books!
(Mari M. 10:29pm May 11, 2009)
I can't get rid of the voices in my head.
But I've come to really love them and
would be lost without them.
(Bridget Hopper 6:30pm May 12, 2009)
That's funny because sometimes the voices do intrude, for instance we listened to LKH on audio, but she did a wonderful job so I am good with that one. I just got my copy od Dead and Gone and I sure hope that doesn't happen, I like Anna and the show, which looks to be even better this season. It's just I started with the books years ago and after meeting Charlaine Harris, well I hear her voice reading it to me. I treasure that. :)
So good luck with it and I hope I still hear Charlaines voice! By the way the books are "I can not put them down"!! They move very quickly and when you get done you are like where is the next one!!
(Chris Jones 4:48am May 13, 2009)
You are a funny woman...ha ha funny.
(Patsy Hagen 2:08pm May 19, 2009)
I must confess that I am a dinosaur having never listened to a audiobook. However I can identify with your disappointment comparing two different medias. Mine is compaing books and movies. The BEST I have ever seen was "The Great Gatsby" which was a PERFECT portrayal and the WORST was Ian Flemmings Bond books. After reading the books I realized the only similairities were titles, character names, and locations but the storylines weren't even similar. Poetic licence could not even excuse the disappoint I felt.
(Susan Lathen 2:11am May 29, 2009)
I refuse to see a movie that
was from a book that I read
unless it has been years since
I read it. I'm always
disappointed in the movie. I
saw one episode of True Blood
and refused to watch any more.
Like you I had my picture of
Sookie, Eric & Bill in my head
and these actors on True Blood
WERE NOT IT. Maybe in 6 or 10
years after the Sookie books
are done I'll give it a chance
but my imagination has
Hollywood beat all to hell.
There was one book that I
liked the movie better"Cold
Mountain", but the only one.
(Lisa Richards 7:30pm October 28, 2009)
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