May 292010
 

truebloodI just finished the first two episodes of True Blood. It was great, cause it reminded me what I liked and didn’t like about the books. 🙂

When I first started the series, I thought it was a romance. So already I had the wrong mentality. And since I read paranormal romance, the males are alpha all the way. Bill Compton is definitely not an alpha. He might not even be a beta. 🙂 So, I guess what I’m saying is I didn’t like that it wasn’t a paranormal romance. But really, not every book can be a paranormal romance, now can it?

Once I realized this, I was able to get into gear and appreciate it more for what it was. What is it, by the way? Is there a plain old just “paranormal” genre?

Anyway, what I like about the Sookie Stackhouse series. The characters are realistic. As I mentioned, Bill Compton isn’t an Alpha. He’s just a normal guy (if can call a vampire normal) with fears. Not exactly cowardly, but those crazy suicidal “I can do anything and survive it” tendencies one might see in an alpha male, doesn’t exist with Bill Compton. Even Erik the Viking (whatever his name really is) is sensible.

The other characters are just as realistic. They make stupid mistakes and have the consequences to along with it. Look at Sookie’s idiot brother. He’s all sorts of jacked up and doesn’t seem to learn at all. Don’t we all know someone like that? 🙂

So am I looking forward to Charlaine Harris’ book which just came out? Hell ya. I just need to remind myself “Dead in the Familyl” is not a romance.

And get back to me, will ya? What genre are the Sookie Stackhouse books?

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