I finally finished reading Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris. It's the first book in a series of at least ten books that I won't be reading unless someone puts me in a jail cell with nothing but those books. The reason that I even finished it was because the TV series True Blood was in my Netflix queue (isn't that a stupid way to spell a word? Queue? Looks like it should sound like Kwayay) Anyway... what was I saying? Oh yeah, True Blood in my Netflix. I'm into the TV show now because it's pretty good (and because I'll watch anything and like it). A bit porny, but good! The characters are written much better in the show than in the book. They are funnier and more believable (shut up) in the TV show. The characters in the book are pretty flat. Anna Paquin as Sookie in the show is fantastic! (I almost wrote Anna Quindlen and then I laughed at myself.)
Anna Quindlen, not Sookie Stackhouse
Sookie and Vampire Bill.
(STOP LAUGHING!)Sure, it's about vampires and stuff, but there's a lot more to the show than there is to the book. I can't say I didn't enjoy the book because after I stopped expecting anything good at all to come of it, I was pleasantly surprised sometimes. Not often. Most of the time I would read something a character said and think, Huh? that makes no sense... and then forget it and go on. I do not recommend the book, but if you don't mind lots of swearing and soft-core porn, then True Blood is for you! (The character of Lafayette is the best.)
Now I'm reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson. It's the third book in the Millenium trilogy and these are the BEST BOOKS! Larsson was (he's dead now) Swedish so all the books take place in Sweden and were originally written in Swedish. The translations are wonderful and the books are super. The "girl" is Lisbeth Salander. She's an odd person. She works for a security firm as a researcher. Her coworkers think she is retarded, but she's not. She's super smart and resourceful. She was declared legally incompetent because of something that happened in her past (which you'll find out about, eventually!) so she has a guardian. He's a good guy but he has a stroke so she gets assigned a new guardian. He's not a nice guy. He's a super duper bad guy and he's mixed up in all kinds of trouble. This is just one plot out of many and I'm not telling you anything else, except that they are fascinating books, and I heard on NPR the other day that they are supposedly "hard to read," but not for me, so I think I must be reading at about a 45 year-old level. YAHOO!
One more plug: The TV show Glee. I have liked it from day one, but last night's episode was so good that I have gone from being a simple fan to a super GLEEK!