Friday, 14 October 2011

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: The Sookie Stackhouse Companion - Charlaine Harris

Release Date: 22/09/11


THE SOOKIE STACKHOUSE COMPANION is a unique guide to Sookie Stackhouse and her dark fantasy southern-Gothic world, as well as an in-depth look at the award-winning HBO series TRUE BLOOD. The book will feature a brand-new Sookie story and Charlaine's own map of Bon Temps, never before published, with every place of interest in the town, including Merlotte's bar and Sookie's home. Other treats include: * An introduction by Charlaine about the impact Sookie Stackhouse has had on her writing career, and the influence on the genre at large * A large section on the award-winning HBO series TRUE BLOOD * Detailed summaries of each novel and entries on every important character, event and setting in the series, in Sookie's voice. * An overview of Sookie's world, including information on the vampires, shapeshifter/wereanimal, and fairie factions * Interviews with Charlaine Harris and Alan Ball * A selection of favourite Bon Temps recipes .


If you’re a fan of True Blood or the original Sookie novels, then this is a wonderful companion for you as it not only contains some facts to do with the setting but also includes essentials like recipes used by characters. It’s quirky, it brings the dark world closer to our own and with wonderful additions from missing pieces within the stories (such as Eric and Bill phone conversations) as well as giving northern Louisiana a deeper flavour for the readers imagination

Finally add to this maps, Sookie’s family tree and of course a whole host of other factoids as well as background material which overall will be a well thumbed through addition to any fans collection. A wonderful gift at any time of year.

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