OK, so I love the HBO series " True Blood " and wanted to learn more, o, like a ool, I proceeded to Amazon.com and bought a specially priced box set of the first 7 books.
Anothe author never has a great imagination, which is the foundation of great storytelling.But the main protagonis, Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic waitress from Bon Temps, LA., is an unbearable, anti-feminist, hypocritical and just downright bitchy female who turned me off so entirely I prayed for her death at the hands of any demon/fairy/vampire/shifter/plain old human.There are themes in al of these books that set my teeth on edge: Sookie is raped ( yes!
although even the author calls it " near-rape " later in the books) by her ex-boyfriend, Vampire Bill.
It was truly offensive.Later in the series, Sookie, working for money from vampires, who are clearly dangerous creatures and who have repeatedly put her life in terrible danger ( hey, but she needs the money, y'all!
Yes, she would rather e a waitress who barely subsists, who has to work to make extra money for creatures who nearly kill her and regularly put her life in danger than work for the US government in search and rescue.
You 're regularly beaten, raped, hospitalized, shot -- your life 's in danger almost all the time, you 've been horribly betrayed and no one in your hometown likes you much as they think you are " crazy Sookie " for your " curse " ( what she calls the gift of telepathy).
Yeah, I an see why you 'd ant to stay there and not help at bombing sites for good money doing good for actual regular humans.
The bombs set to kill them al in this ook were left in UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE -- yes, in a post-9/11 America.
Harris' imagination is really great, but her characters, her tone, her abysmal writing and everything else, made me eally dislike this entire series.