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True Blood: Investigating Vampires and Southern Gothic

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As seen in HBO’s True Blood, vampires have never been more edgy. Since its launch in 2008, Alan Ball’s adaptation of The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris has exploited the creative freedoms of the HBO brand and captured a cult audience with its passionate, blood-drenched visuals and stories. From viral webisodes depicting vampires announcing themselves on TV, ...more
Paperback, 213 pages
Published January 8th 2013 by I. B. Tauris (first published January 1st 2012)
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Alysa H.
Mar 13, 2013 Alysa H. rated it really liked it
This collection is a cut above some previous ones on True Blood that came out a few years earlier -- and NOT because it has more seasons of the show to work with! These essays are really dealing with the meta-topics that permeate the show and its fanbase.

The writing is academic but not inaccessible and (usually) not overly dry, with and each piece bringing something interesting to the discourse.

The book is split into four sections, with 2 or 3 essays in each. I preferred the sections on "Genre
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Apr 21, 2015 Siobhán Carlson rated it liked it
There are some very strong chapters in this collection of essays, and some that are less so. Given the structure of some of the arguments, it is a shame that this book was only written after season three. I suspect that some of the conclusions would be different, if the remainder of the series was included.
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