Monday, November 29, 2010

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Review: A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger's Guide

True Blood, Alan Ball’s critically acclaimed television adaptation of Charlaine Harris’ bestselling Southern Vampire mysteries, is HBO’s most-watched show since The Sopranos, averaging over 12 million viewers an episode in its second season. Thanks to its large, dedicated fanbase, it won the People’s Choice “Favorite TV Obsession” award in early 2010.

A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger’s Guide gives those fans something to savor between episodes—and whets their appetite for more. Covering the show’s first two seasons and released just in time for the third (with real-time online updates from the book’s contributors throughout season three), the book includes pieces on:

• Vampire Bill’s season 2 slide from hot to not
• Sookie’s mind-reading talents as a critique of our oversharing Facebook culture
• What a Louisiana setting adds to the traditional vampire myth
• Why the television series had to differ from the books (co-written by the Southern Vampire mysteries’ editor Ginjer Buchanan)
• And much more, from shapeshifters to maenads to Merlotte’s

A Taste of True Blood also includes a quick reference guide to the show’s first two seasons.

From Barnes & Noble

I'm a True Blood fanatic and this is a must have for any fan.  I enjoyed reading A Taste of True Blood because it got to the heart and soul of the show.  It made me want to watch the seasons again because all of the things I learned, so I'll probably do that soon.  This would be the perfect gift for your die-hard True Blood pals.

BenBella Books, Inc.
June 29, 2010
224 pages
$14.95 US

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for free. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. If you make a purchase using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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