Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How does True Blood compare to the Sookie Stackhouse novels?

Unlucky 13. That's how many novels will complete the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. It's a fitting number for the sex-soaked gothic vampire novels that inspired the HBO TV hit True Blood. And fans better get ready to say goodbye: the 11th Stackhouse novel, Dead Reckoning was published earlier this month.

As fans of both the books and the show know, the Sookie Stackhouse world on screen is very different from that on the page. And while some authors hold the authenticity of their creation close to their hearts, Harris is completely fine with the creative liberties Alan Ball and the True Blood team have taken, and believes that Ball's vision has only made the adaptation stronger.

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