Monday, December 29, 2008

Dead Until Dawn

Up until just recently none of the authors of this blog have read the Charlaine Harris novels in the Sookie Stackhouse series.  Over the holiday weekend I finally read Dead Until Dawn and I was happy I finally got the chance to read the book.  

True Blood, the HBO series goes along with the book pretty well but there are some differences. Tara for example is not in the book series.  I won't go into too many of the differences because I know some of you have not read the book yet, but are planning to do so before the second season of True Blood airs.  I think what struck me the most was the ending of the book, it was much creepier than the True Blood season finale.  

I have already started reading the second book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series, Living Dead in Dallas, which I'm sure I will get in trouble for later when Alanna and Kiki find out!  At this point, I can't see how the True Blood television series is going to be in sync with the novel series, because the differences between the first True Blood season and the first novel! 

Have you read Dead Until Dawn?  What did you think?


Anonymous said...

#1 Tara is in the books.
#2 It's Dead Until Dark

Anonymous said...

to comment on the last persons comment
#1 Tara is not in the book never once did I see her name.
You are right about the name it is "Dead Until Dark"

I loved the book, it left out the people I didn't care for in the True Blood Series (Tara) and gave us more of the love shared between Sookie and Bill. Great Book I cant wait to start the next one before the 2nd season of True Blood starts

Krista said...

Tara IS in the books, just not the first one (Dead Until Dark). I am currently reading book 6 in the series (Definitely Dead). Without giving anthing away, Tara's book character varies from the television version and she comes into play much more later in the series.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! I just started this book yesterday and dang! I had a hard time not comparing it to Twilight in the beginning. But after the sex talk and the detail in that it just totally took on a life of it's own and set it above and beyond Twilight. After they first have sex in the book Twilight was out of the picture for me. I love how they can show their 'being together' side, it just really adds more to the book. And I have to say that I am a HUGE Twilight fan but this series has knocked Twilight out of the picture for me. I can not wait to read the rest. I will be putting my review up tomorrow since I am almost done with the book.

Anonymous said...

Tara is in the book and the guy she dated in the past ('Eggs') was abusive and actually that's only mentioned in 1 line. I think you will enjoy the rest of the book series (if you haven't already since writing this post) as it's slightly different but still keeps your interest. I love them both! I can't wait to see the Queen on screen as I have a picture of her in my head from the books.

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading Dead Until Dark, and posted my review on my literary blog. Check it out ( Comments are welcome, let's discuss!

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sys said...

Yes, I've read it, and I thought it was great. Looking forward to buying the next book =9