A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger's Guide

Contribution byJacob Clifton, Maria Lima EditorLeah Wilson

June 29, 2010|
A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger's Guide by Jacob Clifton
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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.
Jacob Clifton is a staff writer for the website Television Without Pity. His weekly critical columns (for both reality and genre shows, including True Blood) have won awards; been included in the syllabi for graduate courses in psychology, philosophy, and queer and media studies; and been syndicated on MSNBC and Yahoo! This year, the f...
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Title:A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger's Guide
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 8.25 X 5.56 X 0.66 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 8.25 X 5.56 X 0.66 in
Published:June 29, 2010
Publisher:BenBella Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781935251965

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