Digital News Report- When HBO premiered their sexy new vampire show, Tru Blood, I was naturally curious about the source material and quickly became addicted to the charming writing style of Charlaine Harris. I plowed through the first eight books in a matter of days and when I discovered that the ninth installment in the series was due in May, I eagerly began counting down the days. Let me tell you, I wasn’t disappointed.
Dead and Gone dives deeper into the Were and Fairy communities associated with Bon Temps and explores the topic of sexuality more explicitly than any of Charlaine Harris’ previous books. Sookie’s relationship complications, however, becomes even more convoluted to the point that I almost wish that some of her suitors would just move on already so that the plot can move forward. Granted, I still can’t decide between Eric or Bill, but I sure wish Harris would make a decision.
As rumors fly about the second season of Tru Blood I’m wondering just how much of the novels they plan on incorporating into the show. Though the two have often diverged, the latest book expands on important elements of the story that have been present from the very beginning. The quickly compounding revelations make the beginning of the story seem like an entirely separate universe, which may or may not be a good thing.
However the future of the series turns out, I applaud Charlaine Harris for creating such wonderful characters that feel incredibly real and relatable in such a fanciful universe. I do hope that there will be another installment in the series. The moment a release date is announced I’ll definitely be marking my calendar.