A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger's Guide by Leah WilsonA Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger's Guide by Leah Wilson

A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger's Guide

EditorLeah WilsonContribution byJacob Clifton, Maria Lima

Paperback | June 29, 2010

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True Blood, Alan Ball’s critically acclaimed television adaptation of Charlaine Harris’ bestselling Southern Vampire mysteries, is HBO’s most-watched show since The Sopranos, averaging over 12 million viewers an episode in its second season. Thanks to its large, dedicated fanbase, it won the People’s Choice “Favorite TV Obsession” award in early 2010.

A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger’s Guide gives those fans something to savor between episodes—and whets their appetite for more. Covering the show’s first two seasons and released just in time for the third (with real-time online updates from the book’s contributors throughout season three), the book includes pieces on:

• Vampire Bill’s season 2 slide from hot to not
• Sookie’s mind-reading talents as a critique of our oversharing Facebook culture
• What a Louisiana setting adds to the traditional vampire myth
• Why the television series had to differ from the books (co-written by the Southern Vampire mysteries’ editor Ginjer Buchanan)
• And much more, from shapeshifters to maenads to Merlotte’s

A Taste of True Blood also includes a quick reference guide to the show’s first two seasons.
Leah Wilson graduated from Duke University with a degree in Culture and Modern Fiction and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Smart Pop at BenBella Books. Leah is the editor of Perfectly Plum and Ardeur and the co-editor on Immortal, Coffee at Luke’s, and Serenity Found, among other Smart Pop titles. She lives in Cambridge, Mass.
Title:A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger's GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:June 29, 2010Publisher:BenBella Books, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1935251961

ISBN - 13:9781935251965

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Table of Contents

Sookie Stackhouse: Hero of The Proletarian Revolution!
Pure Blood: Bon Temps, Bram Stoker and the Invasion Mythology of 'Dracula'
Home is Where the Bar is: Merlotte's, True Blood's answer to Cheers
Blue Collar Bacchanalia: Or, Maenad as Intellectual Interloper in a Working Class World
Letting the Animal Out
Vampires and the Cult of Celebrity
Sookeh, Bee-ill! and the downfall of Mr. Compton
Psychic Overshare
Giving V to Jason Stackhouse is Like Giving Ho-hos to a Diabetic
A Kinder, Gentler Vampire?
Blood, Wine and Roses: The Aesthetics of Color in True Blood
Everybody Bleeds
From Nosferatu to Merlotte's Bar & Grill: You Mean The Vampires Are The "Good" Guys?
Well, I Never: Vampires and the American South
No Easy Way Out: Religion, Ritual, and V in Alan Ball's True Blood