Book: “Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion”


I probably can’t officially review Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion because – ho and behold – yours truly actually appears in it several times, including a half-page shot of my lovely mug. (Still got it!) Both Andy and I were interviewed for the book and are recipient of far more kind words in it than we deserve, so you might take the following glowing recommendation with a grain of salt.

Or, given my weakness for praise, a salt lick.

Seriously, though – I do want to take a moment to celebrate this fangtastic new page-turner by Becca Wilcott and suggest that if you haven’t picked up a copy already, you should do so by sundown for some awesome coffin reading.

Truly, Madly, Deadly is a hoot. A comprehensive guide (by episode) to the first two seasons of the HBO series, it’s also much more – there are chapters on vampire lore (did you know some legends hold that vampires are obsessive-compulsive counters?), LGBTQ metaphors (that’s where I come in, bitchezzzz), vampire lifestylers, True Blood and Sookie Stackhouse fandoms, and much more.

truebloodpamericchowPam, Eric and … hold on, Coach Tanaka?!

The writing is very casual and clever, there are tons of mini-features on everything from the actors from the show to the filming locations to the songs that serve as the episode titles, and I guarantee that even if you’re a die-hard fan you’ll learn something new in no time. (Example: Did you know that two regulars from Glee have had recurring roles on True Blood?)

I love that there’s a frothy and fun book out there on this equally frothy and fun series, and that it shares the show’s spirit of inclusiveness when it comes to fans and freaks of all stripes. Thanks to Becca for recognizing both my and Andy‘s contributions (paper dolls, yo!) and for helping me to get excited again as Season 3 approaches.

You can buy Truly, Madly, Deadly on Amazon. And you should!

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