Truly, Madly, Deadly
By Becca Wilcott
This companion to the wildly popular HBO series True Blood is at once an introductory guide to the first two seasons of the vampire saga and a treasure trove for the legions of true believers who follow the show. Created by Alan Ball, the Oscar-winning writer of American Beauty ... Read more
This companion to the wildly popular HBO series True Blood is at once an introductory guide to the first two seasons of the vampire saga and a treasure trove for the legions of true believers who follow the show. Created by Alan Ball, the Oscar-winning writer of American Beauty and creator of HBO's cult ensemble sensation Six Feet Under, True Blood surpassed The Sopranos as the largest-ever Audience for a cable show at more than 12.4 million viewers a week. It has revitalized the career of Oscar-winner Anna Paquin and has introduced international Audiences to Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgæ³¤, and Ryan Kwanten and an extensive, award-winning cast. Exclusiveinterviews, in-depth biographies of cast members, an episode guide, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes flesh out the fictional characters as well as the actors who inhabit the roles. Some of the underlying themes of the series?such as the politics of race, sexuality, and gender?are explored, and chapters on paranormal phenomena and the literary and cinematic histories of vampires are also included. In addition, this analysis offers an introduction to author Charlaine Harris, whose popular Sookie Stackhouse novels were the inspiration for the television series, as well as a discussion of the role of the fan base and social media in the phenomenal rise of this television sensation.
Becca Wilcott can be found at www.rebeccawilcott.com and www.twitter.com/beccawilcott. She lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, as a publishing professional.
“You’ll find essays on the vampire in general, series creator Alan Ball, novelist Charlaine Harris, alternative lifestyles and bios of the main cast members. There’s even a piece on how the show’s excellent opening-credits sequence came to be. ” — Bookgasm
“For any fan of True Blood or just vampire fans who are curious, this is a wonderful guide to add to your collection. ” Sacramento Book Review
"A fun, fantastic collection that has everything you need to know as a 'Truebie' and then some!" [5 stars] — Night Owl