Living Dead in Dallas

Living Dead in Dallas
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2002-03-26
ISBN: 1101134046
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Dead in Dallas Book Excerpt:

The second novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris’s “addictively entertaining”(Locus) Sookie Stackhouse series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood. Even though Sookie has her own vampire to look out for her—her red-hot, cold-blooded boyfriend, Bill Compton—she has to admit that the bloodsuckers did save her life. So when one of the local Undead asks the cocktail waitress for a favor, she feels like she owes them. Soon, Sookie’s in Dallas using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She’s supposed to interview certain humans involved. There’s just one condition: The vampires must promise to behave—and let the humans go unharmed. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly...

Living Dead in Dallas

Living Dead in Dallas
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2002-03-26
ISBN: 9780606121514
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Dead in Dallas Book Excerpt:

When a vampire enlists the aid of cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse to use her telepathic talents to find a missing vampire in Dallas, she agrees to the deal if the vampires promise to behave and to let the humans go unharmed.

True Blood Omnibus

True Blood Omnibus
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780575091221
Category: Cocktail servers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Blood Omnibus Book Excerpt:

Sookie Stackhouse enjoys her job as a cocktail waitress in Merlotte's, a small-town bar in small-town Bon Temps, deep in Louisiana. She's funny and pretty and, thanks to her grandmother, she's very well-mannered - but since not many people truly appreciate her ability to read their minds, the guys haven't exactly been beating down her door ... And then along came Bill, tall, dark and handsome - and Sookie couldn't 'hear' a word he was thinking. He was exactly the type of guy she'd been waiting all her life for. Of course, Bill had a disability of his own: fussy about his food, not into suntans, bit of a night person: yep, Bill was a vampire. But at least now Sookie nows there *are* guys she can date who won't worry about her catching them thinking about other women ...

Encyclopedia of the Vampire The Living Dead in Myth Legend and Popular Culture

Encyclopedia of the Vampire  The Living Dead in Myth  Legend  and Popular Culture
Author: S. T. Joshi
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 453
Release: 2010-11-04
ISBN: 0313378347
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Vampire The Living Dead in Myth Legend and Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

An exhaustive work covering the full range of topics relating to vampires, including literature, film and television, and folklore. • Nearly 240 A–Z entries on all aspects of vampirism • Photographs and illustrations of vampire films, television shows, and other matters relating to vampires • Brief bibliographies referring the reader to secondary sources on individual entries • A general bibliography of scholarship on vampires

Werewolves and Other Shapeshifters in Popular Culture

Werewolves and Other Shapeshifters in Popular Culture
Author: Kimberley McMahon-Coleman,Roslyn Weaver
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 0786492503
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Werewolves and Other Shapeshifters in Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

In recent years, shapeshifting characters in literature, film and television have been on the rise. This has followed the increased use of such characters as metaphors, with novelists and critics identifying specific meanings and topics behind them. This book aims to unravel the shapeshifting trope. Rather than pursue a case-based study, the works are grouped around specific themes—adolescence, gender, sexuality, race, disability, addiction, and spirituality—that are explored through the metaphor of shapeshifting. Because of the transformative possibilities of this metaphor and its flexibility, the shapeshifter has the potential to change how we see our world. With coverage of iconic fantasy texts and a focus on current works, the book engages with the shapeshifting figure in popular culture from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Images of the Modern Vampire

Images of the Modern Vampire
Author: Barbara Brodman,James E. Doan
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2013-10-04
ISBN: 161147583X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Images of the Modern Vampire Book Excerpt:

This book examines vampires as an international phenomenon, not restricted to the original folk character, the literary vampire, or twentieth-century film versions. Instead, the authors reshape the legend into a post-modern image that is psychologically and socially relevant while retaining elements of folklore mixed with a hint of science fiction.

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors
Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1598844458
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors Book Excerpt:

Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. * Provides interesting and informative profiles of 100 popular, contemporary mystery and crime writers as well as overviews of their series characters * Contains over 60 author photographs * A bibliography lists information on each author's works as well as supporting source materials for the profiles

Dead in Dixie

Dead in Dixie
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 614
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781616645571
Category: Louisiana
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead in Dixie Book Excerpt:

The first three Sookie Stackhouse novels - with a new introduction by the author! DEAD UNTIL DARK Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana. You can tell she doesn't get out much, and it's not because she isn't pretty. She is. It's just that, well, Sookie has this "disability:" she can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. Then along comes Bill. He's tall, dark, handsome -- and Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. Just the guy she's been waiting for all her life. But Bill has a disability of his own: he's a vampire with a seriously creepy crowd of friends. So when one of her coworkers is killed, Sookie fears she's next . . . LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS Sookie is on a streak of bad luck. First, she finds a body in the back seat of a car. Then she comes face to face with a beastly creature that gives her a painful and poisonous lashing. Enter the vampires, who graciously suck the poison from her veins -- like they don't enjoy it! Point is, they saved her life. So when one of them asks for a favor, she complies . . . and soon Sookie finds herself in Dallas, using her telepathic abilities to search for a missing vampire. There's just one condition: the vamps must behave, and let the humans involved go unharmed. Which is easier said than done. . . CLUB DEAD Sookie's vampire boyfriend, Bill, has been a little distant lately. In another state, distant. He's on a secret assignment for the vampire queen of Louisiana, and only his sinister and sexy boss Eric knows where to find him. Soon, Sookie is off to Jackson, Mississippi, to mingle with the über-underworld at Club Dead -- a dangerous little haunt where werewolves, shapeshifters, and vampires go to chill out and suck down some type O. But when Sookie finally finds Bill -- caught up in an act of serious betrayal -- she's not sure whether to save him . . . or sharpen some stakes.

The Modern Literary Werewolf

The Modern Literary Werewolf
Author: Brent A. Stypczynski
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2013-05-11
ISBN: 1476603545
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Modern Literary Werewolf Book Excerpt:

Throughout history, from at least as far back as the Epic of Gilgamesh, mankind has shown a fascination with physical transformation—especially that of humans into animals. Tales of such transformations appear in every culture across the course of history. They have been featured in the Western world in the work of such authors as Ovid, Petronius, Marie de France, Saint Augustine, Jack Williamson, Charles de Lint, Charaline Harris, Terry Pratchett, and J. K. Rowling. This book approaches werewolves as representations of a proposed shape-shifter archetype, examining, with reference to earlier sources, how and why the archetype has been employed in modern literature. Although the archetype is in a state of flux by its very definition, many common threads are linked throughout the literary landscape even as modern authors add, modify, and reinvent characteristics and meanings. This is especially true in the work of such authors examined in this book, many of whom have struck a chord with a wide range of readers and non-readers around the world. They seem to have tapped into something that affects their audiences on a subconscious level.

Of Sex and Faerie further essays on Genre Fiction

Of Sex and Faerie  further essays on Genre Fiction
Author: John Lennard
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1847601731
Category: American fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of Sex and Faerie further essays on Genre Fiction Book Excerpt:

Taking up where Of Modern Dragons (2007) left off, these essays continue Lennard's investigation of the praxis of serial reading and the best genre fi ction of recent decades, including work by Bill James, Walter Mosley, Lois Mcmaster Bujold, and Ursula K. Le Guin. There are groundbreaking studies of contemporary paranormal romance, and of Hornblower's transition to space, while the fi nal essay deals with the phenomenon and explosive growth of fanfi ction, and with the increasingly empowered status of the reader in a digital world. There is an extensive bibliography of genre and critical work, with eight illustrations.

The Vampire Defanged

The Vampire Defanged
Author: Susannah Clements
Publsiher: Brazos Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN: 1441214003
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire Defanged Book Excerpt:

Vampires first entered the pop culture arena with Bram Stoker's 1897 novel, Dracula. Today, vampires are everywhere. From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the Twilight Saga to HBO's True Blood series, pop culture can't get enough of the vampire phenomenon. Bringing her literary expertise to this timely subject, Susannah Clements reveals the roots of the vampire myth and shows how it was originally immersed in Christian values and symbolism. Over time, however, vampires have been "defanged" as their spiritual significance has waned, and what was once the embodiment of evil has turned into a teen idol and the ultimate romantic hero. Clements offers a close reading of selected vampire texts, explaining how this transformation occurred and helping readers discern between the variety of vampire stories presented in movies, TV shows, and novels. Her probing engagement of the vampire metaphor enables readers to make Christian sense of this popular obsession.

A Taste of True Blood

A Taste of True Blood
Author: Leah Wilson
Publsiher: BenBella Books
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2010-06-29
ISBN: 1935251961
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Taste of True Blood Book Excerpt:

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.

The Sookie Stackhouse Companion

The Sookie Stackhouse Companion
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN: 0575097167
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sookie Stackhouse Companion Book Excerpt:

The complete guide to the internationally bestselling Sookie Stackhouse TRUE BLOOD books 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 features 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

True Blood and Philosophy

True Blood and Philosophy
Author: William Irwin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-05-04
ISBN: 1118119304
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Blood and Philosophy Book Excerpt:

NEW BLOOD EDITION: Contains three new chapters from Season 3. This new edition is available as an E-BOOK ONLY and containsthree chapters not found in the print book! The first look at the philosophical issues behind CharlaineHarris's New York Times bestsellers The Southern VampireMysteries and the True Blood television series! Teeming with complex, mythical characters in the shape ofvampires, telepaths, shapeshifters, and the like, TrueBlood, the popular HBO series adapted from Charlaine Harris'sbestselling The Southern Vampire Mysteries, has a rich collectionof themes to explore, from sex and romance to bigotry and violenceto death and immortality. The goings-on in the mythical town of BonTemps, Louisiana, where vampires satiate their blood lust andopenly commingle with ordinary humans, present no shortages ofjuicy metaphysical morsels to sink your teeth into. Now True Blood and Philosophy calls on the minds of someof history's great thinkers to perform some philosophicalbloodletting on such topics as Sookie and the metaphysics ofmindreading; Maryann and sacrificial religion; werewolves,shapeshifters and personal identity; vampire politics, evil,desire, and much more. The first book to explore the philosophical issues and themesbehind the True Blood novels and television series Adds a new dimension to your understanding of True Bloodcharacters and themes The perfect companion to the start of the third season on HBOand the release of the second season on DVD Smart and entertaining, True Blood and Philosophyprovides food -- or blood -- for thought, and a fun, new way tolook at the series.

Dead But Not Forgotten

Dead But Not Forgotten
Author: Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner
Publsiher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN: 1625675429
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead But Not Forgotten Book Excerpt:

Charlaine Harris’ #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels are a cultural phenomenon, spawning a blockbuster TV show and enthralling millions of devoted fans around the world. Here, Harris and co-editor Toni L.P. Kelner invite a cadre of authors to delve deeper into the shadows of Bon Temps with fifteen short stories set in the world of Sookie Stackhouse ranging from the dramatic to the delightful. Just some of the stories you’ll experience within include... Purely platonic police officers Kevin Pryor and Kenya Jones find themselves out of their jurisdiction and out of luck when their pursuit of a blood-poisoned killer vampire leads them into the realm of the undead criminal underworld in Rachel Caine’s “Nobody’s Business.” In Leigh Evans’ hilarious “Extreme Makeover Vamp Edition,” uber-fashionable reality TV hosts Todd Seabrook and Bev Leveto are recruited by Eric Northman to do the impossible: bestow a whole new look upon a his very old, very unwilling, and very cranky vampiric bride-to-be... Vampire Bubba may not be King of Rock ’n Roll anymore, but he knows enough to know he isn’t exactly the brightest bulb on the bayou. Unfortunately, he proves himself all too right when, in the middle of an important rescue mission, he gets sidetracked in Bill Crider’s “Don’t Be Cruel.” At Christmastime, fast-talking half-demon Diantha is tasked by her Uncle Desmond to look into why his favored mortal, Sookie, isn’t decking the halls—and soon discovers that someone is trying to make the holidays a big humbug in “The Real Santa Claus” by Leigh Perry. Full of magic, fierce creatures, and insatiable desires, this collection of short stories set in the world of Sookie Stackhouse will have fans clamoring for more.

Race Philosophy and Film

Race  Philosophy  and Film
Author: Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo,Dan Flory
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2013-04-12
ISBN: 1136250441
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Philosophy and Film Book Excerpt:

This collection fills a gap in the current literature in philosophy and film by focusing on the question: How would thinking in philosophy and film be transformed if race were formally incorporated moved from its margins to the center? The collection’s contributors anchor their discussions of race through considerations of specific films and television series, which serve as illustrative examples from which the essays’ theorizations are drawn. Inclusive and current in its selection of films and genres, the collection incorporates dramas, comedies, horror, and science fiction films (among other genres) into its discussions, as well as recent and popular titles of interest, such as Twilight, Avatar, Machete, True Blood, and The Matrix and The Help. The essays compel readers to think more deeply about the films they have seen and their experiences of these narratives.

Fanged Fan Fiction

Fanged Fan Fiction
Author: Maria Lindgren Leavenworth,Malin Isaksson
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2013-07-11
ISBN: 0786470445
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fanged Fan Fiction Book Excerpt:

Twilight, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries have sparked intense fan activity and generated a large quantity of fan fiction: stories which test the limits of an already existing fictional work and explore gaps and discrepancies within it. Working from the idea that texts constitute archives, expanded and altered by each addition, close readings of a selection of fanfics illustrate particular transformative practices in the online environment. The central figure of the vampire is read through the lens of fanfic authors' contributions to the archives, particularly regarding how figuratively or literally refanged versions of the trope are used to subvert norms established in the source texts concerning depictions of sexuality, sexual practices, and monstrosity. Complex relationships between authorial power and subversion, between mainstream messages and individual interpretations, are examined through fanfic analyses, the findings contributing to discussions about contemporary literary creativity.

Quality Telefantasy

Quality Telefantasy
Author: Andrew Lynch
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2022-03-29
ISBN: 1000554635
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quality Telefantasy Book Excerpt:

This book explores the relatively new genre of ‘Quality Telefantasy’ and how it has broadened TV taste cultures by legitimating and mainstreaming fantastical content. It also shows how the rising popularity of this genre marks a distinct and significant development in what kinds of TV are culturally dominant and critically regarded. By expanding and building on the definition of US Quality TV, this book brings together a number of popular science fiction, fantasy and horror TV series, including Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Westworld, as case studies which demonstrate the emergence of the Quality Telefantasy genre. It looks at the role of technology, including internet recap culture and subscription video on demand distribution, in Quality Telefantasy’s swift emergence, and analyses its success internationally by considering series created outside the US like Kingdom (South Korea, Netflix) and Dark (Germany, Netflix). The book argues that Quality Telefantasy series should be considered a part of the larger Quality TV super-genre, and that the impact they are having on the global TV landscape warrants further investigation as it continues to evolve. This is a valuable text for students and scholars studying or undertaking research in the areas of television studies, new media and pop-cultural studies.

Economics of the Undead

Economics of the Undead
Author: Glen Whitman,James Dow
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2014-07-17
ISBN: 1442235039
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economics of the Undead Book Excerpt:

Whether preparing us for economic recovery after the zombie apocalypse, analyzing vampire investment strategies, or illuminating the market forces that affect vampire-human romances, Economics of the Undead: Zombies, Vampires, and the Dismal Science gives both seasoned economists and layman readers something to sink their teeth into. Undead characters have terrified popular audiences for centuries, but when analyzed closely, their behaviors and stories—however farfetched—mirror our own in surprising ways. The essays collected in this book are as humorous as they are thoughtful, as culturally relevant as they are economically sound, and provide an accessible link between a popular culture phenomenon and the key concepts necessary to building one’s understanding of economic systems big and small. It is the first book to apply and combine economics and our society’s fascination with the undead, and is an invaluable resource for those looking to learn economic fundamentals in a fun and innovative way. Contributions by: Kyle William Bishop, Eleanor Brown, Ian Chadd, Darwynn Deyo, Steven Horwitz, Daniel Farhat, Jean-Baptiste Fleury, Enrique Guerra-Pujol, Brian Hollar, Sebastien Lecou, Joseph Mandarino, Alain Marciano, Fabien Medvecky, David T. Mitchell, Michael O’Hara, M. Christine Phillips, A. Lynn Phillips, G. Michael Phillips, Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Robert Prga, Hollis Robbins, Sarah Skwire, Ilya Somin, David Tufte, Mary Jo Tufte, and Charlotte Weil

Sookie Stackhouse 8 copy Boxed Set

Sookie Stackhouse 8 copy Boxed Set
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 2569
Release: 2009-09-29
ISBN: 1101152176
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sookie Stackhouse 8 copy Boxed Set Book Excerpt:

A collection of eight novels in Charlaine Harris' #1 New York Times bestselling series, the basis for the HBO® original series True Blood. Small-town cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse tangles with vampires, werewolves, and more these sexy, supernatural novels... DEAD UNTIL DARK LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS CLUB DEAD DEAD TO THE WORLD DEAD AS A DOORNAIL DEFINITELY DEAD ALL TOGETHER DEAD FROM DEAD TO WORSE