True Blood and Philosophy: We Want to Think Bad Things with You

True Blood and Philosophy: We Want to Think Bad Things with You

Rebecca Housel George A. Dunn / Aug 24, 2019

True Blood and Philosophy We Want to Think Bad Things with You The first look at the philosophical issues behind Charlaine Harris s New York Times bestsellers The Southern Vampire Mysteries and the True Blood television series Teeming with complex mythical chara

  • Title: True Blood and Philosophy: We Want to Think Bad Things with You
  • Author: Rebecca Housel George A. Dunn
  • ISBN: 9780470597729
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Paperback
  • The first look at the philosophical issues behind Charlaine Harris s New York Times bestsellers The Southern Vampire Mysteries and the True Blood television series Teeming with complex, mythical characters in the shape of vampires, telepaths, shapeshifters, and the like, True Blood, the popular HBO series adapted from Charlaine Harris s bestselling The Southern Vampire MysThe first look at the philosophical issues behind Charlaine Harris s New York Times bestsellers The Southern Vampire Mysteries and the True Blood television series Teeming with complex, mythical characters in the shape of vampires, telepaths, shapeshifters, and the like, True Blood, the popular HBO series adapted from Charlaine Harris s bestselling The Southern Vampire Mysteries, has a rich collection of themes to explore, from sex and romance to bigotry and violence to death and immortality The goings on in the mythical town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, where vampires satiate their blood lust and openly commingle with ordinary humans, present no shortages of juicy metaphysical morsels to sink your teeth into.Now True Blood and Philosophy calls on the minds of some of history s great thinkers to perform some philosophical bloodletting on such topics as Sookie and the metaphysics of mindreading Maryann and sacrificial religion werewolves, shapeshifters and personal identity vampire politics, evil, desire, and much .The first book to explore the philosophical issues and themes behind the True Blood novels and television series Adds a new dimension to your understanding of True Blood characters and themes The perfect companion to the start of the third season on HBO and the release of the second season on DVD Smart and entertaining, True Blood and Philosophy provides food or blood for thought, and a fun, new way to look at the series.

    True Blood TV Series Set in modern times, vampires roam the earth and are humans mortal enemies However, a substitute has been found for human blood, a substitute that vampires can consume with the same effect as human blood This is True Blood Now humans and vampires can coexist in True Blood Official Website for the HBO Series In a time when vampires have entered the mainstream, a young Louisiana waitress Anna Paquin sets out to prove not only can vamps and humans co exist, they can find true love Created by Alan Ball Six Feet Under and based on the best selling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. True Blood TV Show News, Videos, Full Episodes and More Nov , True Blood An adaptation of Charlaine Harris Southern Vampire novels focusing on the human and vampire residents in a small Louisiana town, though in multiple seasons their world has expanded to include shape shifters, werewolves, fairies, telepaths, witches and other supernatural beings, whose stories, in some cases, True Blood True Blood True Blood is an American dark fantasy horror television series produced and created by Alan Ball and based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries, a series of novels by Charlaine Harris The series revolves around Sookie Stackhouse Anna Paquin , a telepathic waitress living in the rural town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, True Blood s Anna Paquin says cast didn t know what day agoThe latter, obviously, was the case The work of Paquin and costars like Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgrd, Rutina Wesley, Joe Manganiello, Deborah Ann True Blood Cast Crew HBO Official Site Browse the full True Blood cast and crew credits for actors by character names from the HBO original program. True Blood The cast of the HBO show years later Sookie and Bill fell in love at the start, HBO It s been years since True Blood aired on TV and became a smash hit Based on the Southern Vampire Mysteries book series by Charlaine Harris Eric Northman True Blood Wiki FANDOM powered by Wikia Eric Northman is a major character, and vampire, on the HBO original series True Blood Played by Swedish starring actor Alexander Skarsgrd, Eric makes his debut on the episode Escape from Dragon House in the series first season Born in Sweden in AD, during the Viking period, he was True Blood s Stephen Moyer Is Undead Sexy TV Guide Moyer and their mother, a writer, separated two years ago and the children live mostly in London with her During the month shoot of True Blood, they visited L.A and he flew to the U.K Still True Blood Season Anna Paquin, Stephen TRUE BLOOD chronicles the backwoods Louisiana town of Bon Temps where vampires have emerged from the coffin, and no longer need humans for their fix Sookie Stackhouse Anna Paquin, Golden Globe R winner for True Blood, Academy Award winner for The Piano works as a waitress at the rural bar Merlotte s.

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    1. I received an ARC of this book last year before it actually came out, and wrote a review of it for TrueBloodNet. My full review can be found here:truebloodnet/true-blood-phI'll just say that I did enjoy the book for the most part, but there were a few issues that stood out for me with it that made me feel like only certain True Blood fans had written the articles contained within this book.


    2. In the introduction of True Blood and Philosophy the editors state their confidence that our "enjoyment of True Blood will be enhanced by the time [we:] spendpondering some of the more philosophical quandaries" raised by the show. Does the book live up to that? Boy does it ever. It certainly did for me. My enjoyment of the show was enhanced so much by the end that not only do I have a greater appreciation for the show itself, but I now also hope to read Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire Myster [...]


    3. Each chapter was written by a different person or group of person about different aspects of the story. I would recommend reading this in parts. If you feel like reading a chapter, read it. But reading it as one whole book is a bit heavy. Do not take this book and think, "I love True Blood, let's read about it!" The emphasis, to me at least, felt like it was on philosophy while using the True Blood and Southern Vampire Mysteries as a source. That said, it is not a light read.Some articles were b [...]


    4. I've been a big fan of Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire series and am in the process of catching up on the True Blood series so my interest was peaked when I was asked to review this book. It was an interesting book and the best part are the examples pulled for each philosophical argument from the books and TV episodes. Each chapter opens up with a quote from one of the characters are the perfect collection of one liners that make you laugh or remember why everyone enjoys the series so much. T [...]


    5. “True Blood and Philosophy: We Wanna Think Bad Things with You” is a philosophical look at the cultural implications within the world of the HBO series True Blood. As it is not likely that the issues presented by the presence of vampires in our human society will actually become a problem for the world any time soon, this book shows the reader the parallels between the True Blood world and our own. The same issues that the vampires in True Blood experience (racism, hypocrisy, the fight for e [...]


    6. It is hard to rate this book as a whole. A few of the studies are pretty well done, and make informed conclusions about how to use philosophy to discuss True Blood (both the tv series and the show). However, other studies leave me wanting more analysis--they just don't offer enough to be their own essay in an anthology, in my opinion. You may like a few of the essays here, but there are others that you could easily skip. Some of the research itself is "average" but we all know that C's earn degr [...]


    7. I love this series to pieces and this installment lived up to that ideal. Here we see several authors discuss Harris's world intelligently and thoroughly. The only issues that I could see readers having were that there were a few instances of repetition from article to article, though this isn't necessarily something that can be avoided in the academic community. Also, this book covered both the show _True Blood_ and Harris's _Southern Vampire Mysteries_ book series. For fans of only the show or [...]


    8. I enjoyed True Blood and Philosophy. Sometimes the philosophical jargon can become too much at times, but I enjoyed it nevertheless. The articles truly opened my mind beyond the surface of the True Blood series. I would recommend this book to any Truebie, especially after they have read both the Southern Vampire Mystery series and watched True Blood as well. It's a great complement. As much as I enjoyed it, I do not see myself reading it again. Well at least for awhile anyway.


    9. Though I am a big fan of the series, I honestly wasn't a big fan of of the book. I guess I wasn't expecting something so utterly philosophical and educational. It read too much like a text book and with me not being in college anymore, I really didn't want to think that hard on the series.I can imagine this would be a good book to use in an actual philosophy course in college. It would be a relateable topic for the youth of today!


    10. This is a pretty confounding and interesting book if at sometimes also ridiculous. It looks at True Blood from a philosopher's point of view. Some of the essays made you think while others made you wonder wtf are they talking about lol. My favorite essay out of it was Sookie, Sigmund, and the Edible Complex by Ron Hirschbein. I still say it is a must for any Sookie Stackhouse series novels and/or True Blood library.


    11. It was quite interesting, and I think a True Blood fan with an early interest in philosophy will find it helpful and interesting. As someone who is far more interested in philosophy than True Blood, it didn't add much for me. The different chapters/articles often repeated ideas (though they were written by different people), which at times made it a little monotonous.


    12. It's very clear that the author has not actually watched the show. They had quite a few major errors in there that to me would be important in making a credible statement about the philosophical influences of the show. I am disappointed by that as, for me, that negates their credibility. I was looking forward to this book for a long time. It's still interesting but inaccurate.


    13. This was the perfect book for me, who loves True Blood, loves philosophical thoughts, and loves analyzing things that are hard to explain. The essays in this book discuss everything from religion to theories on how Sookie's telepathy works. Any True Blood fans who like to delve deep into the subject would love to read this book.


    14. Philosophy 101 for people who have never taken a class. Accessible and interesting, using examples from True Blood (the series, as well as the novels) and making philosophy relatable to everyday life.







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