This review is from @orphanani:
I got into watching True Blood about a year ago, and got all caught up, but I’d never read the books. Now, I suddenly find myself owning (well, I use the term “own” loosely here) 11 of them. The first season pretty much followed the first book, Dead Until Dark. So since I’d seen the show already, I pretty much knew what to expect from the story. What I didn’t expect was how much better executed the TV show would be than the book!
The books have a certain appeal. They’re a creative and captivating story, and I credit the writer for that. However, the actual execution of the story telling? In a word: painful. The writing is so poor, that I unfavorably compared it to the Twilight series. (Yes, I’ve read those, too.) The pages littered with “he said” and “she said” made me cringe, as did the lack of detail about all but the physical appearance of some of the main characters.
Overall, it’s a book series that, like Twilight, I’ll probably keep reading for the story, but definitely not for the quality of the writing.
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