Dead as a Doornail

Dead as a Doornail PDF Book Detail Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780575117068
Category : Brothers and sisters
Languages : en
Pages : 295

Book Description
Sookie's got just a month, before the next full moon, to find out who wants her brother dead - and to stop the fiend! Sookie Stackhouse enjoys her life, mostly. She's a great cocktail waitress in a fun bar; she has a love life, albeit a bit complicated, and most people have come to terms with her telepathy. The problem is, Sookie wants a quiet life - but things just seem to happen to her and her friends. Now her brother Jason's eyes are starting to change: he's about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. She can deal with that, but her normal sisterly concern turns to cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population. She afraid not just because Jason's at risk, but because his new were-brethren suspect Jason may be the shooter. Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who's behind the attacks - unless the killer decides to find her first. The Sookie Stackhouse books are delightful Southern Gothic supernatural mysteries, starring Sookie, the telepathic cocktail waitress, and a cast of increasingly colourful characters, including vampires, werewolves and things that really do go bump in the night.

The Sookie Stackhouse Companion

The Sookie Stackhouse Companion PDF Book Detail Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575097167
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 480

Book Description
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

The Vampire Defanged

The Vampire Defanged PDF Book Detail Author: Susannah Clements
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 1441214003
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 208

Book Description
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.

Dead As A Doornail

Dead As A Doornail PDF Book Detail Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575094915
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304

Book Description
Sookie's got just a month, before the next full moon, to find out who wants her brother dead - and to stop the fiend! Sookie Stackhouse enjoys her life, mostly. She's a great cocktail waitress in a fun bar; she has a love life, albeit a bit complicated, and most people have come to terms with her telepathy. The problem is, Sookie wants a quiet life - but things just seem to happen to her and her friends. Now her brother Jason's eyes are starting to change: he's about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. She can deal with that, but her normal sisterly concern turns to cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population. She afraid not just because Jason's at risk, but because his new were-brethren suspect Jason may be the shooter. Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who's behind the attacks - unless the killer decides to find her first. The Sookie Stackhouse books are delightful Southern Gothic supernatural mysteries, starring Sookie, the telepathic cocktail waitress, and a cast of increasingly colourful characters, including vampires, werewolves and things that really do go bump in the night.

The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories

The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399587608
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384

Book Description
For the first time together in one volume, the complete short story collection starring Sookie Stackhouse—with a new introduction from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the series, Charlaine Harris. For the first time together in one volume, here is the complete short story collection starring Louisiana’s favorite telepathic waitress, Sookie Stackhouse—from #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris. New fans can fill in the gaps in their Sookie lore while old friends can revisit some of their favorite moments and characters. From investigating the murder of a local fairy to learning that her cousin was a vampire, from remodeling her best friend’s house to attending a wedding with her shapeshifting boss, Sam, Sookie navigates the perils and pitfalls of the paranormal world. Belly up to the bar at Bon Temps’s favorite watering hole and hear stories that will make you wish Sookie never left, including... “Fairy Dust” “One Word Answer” “Dracula Night” “Lucky” “Gift Wrap” “Two Blondes” “If I Had a Hammer” “Small-Town Wedding” “Playing Possum” “In the Blue Hereafter” This definitive collection is the perfect binge read for people who like their stories with bite!

True Blood and Philosophy

True Blood and Philosophy PDF Book Detail Author: William Irwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118119304
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 256

Book Description
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.

The Science Fiction Fantasy Quiz Book

The Science Fiction   Fantasy Quiz Book PDF Book Detail Author: Joseph A. McCullough
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472810848
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 192

Book Description
In J. R. R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring, what is the name of Tom Bombadil's wife? Which character does Scarlett Johansson play in the 2012 film The Avengers? Who is the protagonist of the video game The Legend of Zelda? Which barbarian hero carried a sword called "Graywand†?? How well do you know the who, where, what, when and how of science fiction and fantasy? Do you dare face the ultimate test of knowledge drawn from the greatest novels, movies, comic books, video games and televisions shows in the history of these genres? Complete with questions ranging from easy to mind-bogglingly hard and including true or false, multiple choice, short answer, and match-up sections, this fun-filled book is the perfect gift for all lovers of science fiction and fantasy.

A History of Evil in Popular Culture What Hannibal Lecter Stephen King and Vampires Reveal About America 2 volumes

A History of Evil in Popular Culture  What Hannibal Lecter  Stephen King  and Vampires Reveal About America  2 volumes  PDF Book Detail Author: Sharon Packer MD
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313397716
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 825

Book Description
Evil isn't simply an abstract theological or philosophical talking point. In our society, the idea of evil feeds entertainment, manifests in all sorts of media, and is a root concept in our collective psyche. This accessible and appealing book examines what evil means to us. • Includes the insights of scholars from widely different academic fields to inspect evil from various points of view, giving readers a broader perspective on the topic • Compiles expert opinions from American, American expatriate, European, Asian, and Middle Eastern contributors • Covers the portrayal of evil in many different forms of media—film, television, music, art, video games, literature, poetry—as well as in politics, current events, and the legal arena

The First Sookie eBook Collection

The First Sookie eBook Collection PDF Book Detail Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575129123
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 4000

Book Description
The first six Sookie Stackhouse novels, inspiration for HBO's hit series TRUE BLOOD Contains six fantastic novels: DEAD UNTIL DARK, LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS, CLUB DEAD, DEAD TO THE WORLD, DEAD AS A DOORNAIL, DEFINITELY DEAD

The Charlaine Harris Sampler

The Charlaine Harris Sampler PDF Book Detail Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575129883
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 1500

Book Description
A perfect introduction to Charlaine Harris' work, this sampler contains the following five complete novels: DEAD UNTIL DARK - Sookie book one LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS - Sookie book two CLUB DEAD - Sookie book three Meet Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic cocktail waitress in the quiet rural town of Bon Temps, Lousiana: she's found a vampire boyfriend, and her life will never be the same again! GRAVE SIGHT - the first Harper Connelly novel Introducing Harper Connelly: a gutsy new heroine who makes her living finding the dead - telepathically! SHAKESPEARE'S LANDLORD - the first Lily Bard novel Lily Bard is starting over again. She's disguised herself as much as she can, but before long, everyone is going to know Lily Bard's name.

The Modern Literary Werewolf

The Modern Literary Werewolf PDF Book Detail Author: Brent A. Stypczynski
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476603545
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 228

Book Description
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.

Braille Book Review

Braille Book Review PDF Book Detail Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Blind
Languages : en
Pages :

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The Vampire Goes to College

The Vampire Goes to College PDF Book Detail Author: Lisa A. Nevárez
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476613656
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 256

Book Description
This collection of original essays presents pedagogical tools, methods, and approaches for incorporating the figure of the vampire into the learning environment of the college classroom, in the hopes of ushering the Undead out of the coffin and into the classroom. The essays foster interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue, and serve as a collective resource for those currently teaching the vampire as well as newcomers to vampire studies. Opening with a foreword by Sam George, the collection is organized around such topics as historicizing the vampire, teaching the diverse vampire, and engaging the student learner. Interwoven throughout the volume are strategies for incorporating writing instruction and generating conversations about texts ("texts" defined broadly so as to include film and other media). The vampire allows instructors to explore timeless themes such as life and death, love and passion, immortality, and monstrosity and Otherness.

Braille Books

Braille Books PDF Book Detail Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Blind
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description

What Do I Read Next

What Do I Read Next  PDF Book Detail Author: Neil Barron
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787690229
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 703

Book Description
Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre