Granddaddy Run ! Ha
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Granddaddy Run ! Ha
Review from iO9
True Blood fans eagerly await the show's fourth season, readers of the Sookie Stackhouse book series on which the show is based have a new installment to devour. Dead Reckoning is the eleventh Southern Vampire Mystery, and it continues to build on the surprisingly complex universe author Charlaine Harris has laid out. What began as a fairly simple vampire-human romance has become a sprawling supernatural epic - and that can lead to problems. Suffering from too-much-plotitis, the latest Sookie Stackhouse book spreads itself thin between vampire politics, faerie drama, and yes, planning a baby shower.
“True Blood,” HBO’s sexy, soapy vampire series based on the bestselling novels from mystery writer Charlaine Harris, returns for its fourth season June 26, and while creator Alan Ball is staying mum on details about the twists and turns the story line will take, he did confirm earlier this week that the hit show is experimenting with the stereoscopic technology that’s all the rage at movie theaters these days.
“We did a scene in 3-D this season just to take a look at it,” Ball said in an interview. “HBO asked us to do one. It was pretty cool. I don’t think it’s going to air. We just did it as an experiment, because I don’t know if they’re going to want to take the show 3-D at some point, maybe like a season premiere or a season finale or something. I would be surprised if — depending on how long the show lasts — that doesn’t happen at some point, especially if 3-D technology gets beyond having to wear the glasses.”
Set in the fictional town of Bon Temps, La., “True Blood,” which stars Anna Paquin as telepathic cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse, seems rife with opportunities for eye-popping spectacle given its sprawling cast of supernatural creatures — vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, faeries, etc. The upcoming season, which is based loosely on Harris’ novel “Dead to the World,” introduces witches into the mix.
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May 31, 2011
[Spoiler alert: This review touches on some details from the third season of True Blood.]
This week, HBO releases Season 3 of True Blood on DVD — 12 episodes bringing us up to speed on Sookie Stackhouse, the psychic southern waitress; on Bill Compton and Eric Northman, the two vampires who are in love with her; and on all the other far-from-normal residents of and around their bayou town. And in a few weeks, on June 26, HBO launches Season 4 of True Blood, which doubles down on its paranormal plot lines.
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Charlaine Harris riffs on classics that changed her life
Put most authors in front of 1,000 booksellers, librarians and other book professionals, and they're likely to talk about their latest book. Not Charlaine Harris, whose vampire series narrated by the telepathic Sookie Stackhouse has become a fixture on USA TODAY's list and inspired HBO's True Blood. (The 11th book, Dead Reckoning, is No. 10 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.)Last week at BookExpo America, the annual trade convention in New York, Harris used her coveted spot on a panel that included Diane Keaton and Jeffrey Eugenides (who discussed their new books) to tout three books that influenced her as a child: Edgar Allan Poe's Collected Stories ("never read Poe at night"), Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre ("a heroine who was plain, but never too plain in the movies") and Alexandre Dumas' Three Musketeers ("unlike any of the Hollywood versions").
FLORENCE, Ore. – The late, great Boris Karloff – who first scared people when he played Frankenstein in the 1930’s – lived in an apartment here in the central Oregon coast town of Florence that he called his “summer place;” now, this neighborhood where Karloff took a break from Hollywood, features a popular comic book shop that not only sells vampire and zombie stories but also attracts "these dead beings" as well, say locals.
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Charlaine Harris, author of the hugely popular Sookie Stackhouse novels — the basis for HBO’s acclaimed "True Blood" series — will be at the Main Library (800 Vine Street, Downtown) 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18.
As part of the library’s 2011 Author Series, Harris, who has been writing for 30 years, will discuss her books, her career, take audience questions, and sign books in the Reading Garden Lounge on the first floor of the atrium.
This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the John T. Nolan Fund, the Library Programs Fund and the Friends of the Public Library.
In addition, The Library Foundation is hosting a special fundraising lunch with the author. It takes place prior to her public program from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Huenefeld Tower Room, on the third floor of the Main Library.
Tickets are $100 and include lunch, a meet-and-greet with the author, an autographed copy of her new release "Dead Reckoning," as well as front row seating for the talk.
Reservations are limited. Complete an online registration form at http://foundation.cincinnatilibrary.org/uploads/file/Harris_Reception_Reservation_Form.pdf, or call 513-369-4595 or email MissyDeters@CincinnatiLibraryFoundation.org for questions and reservations.
For more information, visit www.cincinnatilibrary.org/news/2011/charlaineharris.html.
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Episode 4.02 – “You Smell Like Dinner”: Sookie adjusts to Bon Temps’ new realities; Bill reveals pieces of his past; Eric crashes a witches’ meeting; Jason gets his wounds licked; Andy struggles with his addiction; Sam learns of Luna’s special talents; Jessica satisfies her blood cravings; Arlene witnesses strange behavior from her family. (Written by Brian Bucker; directed by Scott Winant.) July 3, 5, 6, 9 and 14
Episode 4.03 – “If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin’?”: Sookie makes a deal with Eric, and reconnects with Alcide; Bill punishes an errant vampire and counsels a guilt-ridden Jessica; Jason is cast as a reluctant savior; Tommy eyes a scam and alienates Sam; Marnie flexes her newfound powers; Pam delivers an ultimatum to Lafayette, Tara and Jesus; Eric spoils Sookie’s faerie reunion. (Written by Alan Ball; directed by David Petrarca.) July 10, 12, 13, 14 and 16
Episode 4.04 – “I’m Alive and on Fire”: Alcide helps Sookie hunt for Eric; Marnie searches for guidance to break a spell; Bill discovers a common bond with the Bellefleurs; Jason begs for liberation from Hotshot; Sam penetrates Luna’s inner circle; Arlene sees the writing on the wall; Tommy returns to his roots. (Written by Nancy Oliver; directed by Michael Lehmann.) July 17, 19, 20 and 23
Episode 4.05 – “Me and the Devil”: Sookie nurtures Eric; Bill gets involved personally in the necromancy crisis; Pam takes the veil; Sam becomes Tommy’s accomplice; Arlene and Terry look to religion to solve their problem; Jesus and Lafayette head to Mexico to harness a shaman’s power; Jason convalesces. (Written by Mark Hudis; directed by Daniel Minahan.) July 24, 26, 27 and 30
Episode 4.06 – “I Wish I Was the Moon”: Sookie searches for Jason under a full moon; Marnie connects with spirits of the past; Arlene and Terry cope with a suspicious inferno; Debbie urges Alcide to join a new werewolf community; Tommy trades places with Sam; Lafayette feels the spirit in Mexico; Eric surrenders to his King’s will. (Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.) July 31